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Sat, Aug 10


Hobbysew Figtree

NEW Introduction to Lampshade Making -

In this brand-new workshop you can choose from making a regular lampshade in your own choice of fabric OR a double-sided shade with fabric on the lining as well as the exterior! Size options shown at checkout.

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NEW Introduction to Lampshade Making -
NEW Introduction to Lampshade Making -

Time & Location

Aug 10, 2024, 9:15 AM – 1:00 PM

Hobbysew Figtree, 19 Princes Highway Rooftop level Figtree Grove Shopping Centre Cnr of The Princes Hwy and, The Avenue, Figtree NSW 2525, Australia

About the event


When booking this workshop you can choose from making either a lampshade iwth a regular white reflective lining, or a lined shade with fabric on the interior as well as exterior.  Both shades are made from scratch, using trade-quality materials and using modern lampshade-making techniques (no sewing is involved). 

By using your own fabric the result is not only unique but perfectly suited to your personal decor style - students are unfailingingly thrilled with their results!


  • This workshop is located in the fantastic HOBBYSEW store in Figtree Grove Shopping Centre close to the heart of Wollongong.
  • Parking and store access is easy, as the store opens directly onto the roof carpark - parking is available literally at the door.
  • The store is packed with an overwhelming array of gorgeous fabrics - you're welcome to purchase your lampshade fabric from the store* (but please see below...) 


  • Please arrive by 9.15am for a 9.30am start
  • *If you are shopping for fabric on the day please note the store opens at 9am and class starts at 9.30am sharp. YOu'll need to have chosen, purchased and prepared your fabric by 9.30am


  • No prior knowlegde, or skills are required for this workshop.  
  • Your teacher, professional shade-maker Kate Malfroy, will be taking you step by step through each stage of the process - although it is fiddly, Kate will be striving to make this as enjoyable as possible!
  • Minimum age is 16years
  • Physical dexterity is required in the form of using scissors to cut fabric and other materials accurately, and to use your hands to perform many procedures

What's included

  • All the supplies you'll need are included (except fabric*).. this includes professional quality adhesive backings, frames, and tools
  • Notes summarising everything you learnt in the workshop, including a list of resources for future purchases
  • Morning tea with home-made goodies

What to bring

  • BYO fabric* (see below)
  • A pair of good, sharp fabric scissors if you have them, but no worries if you don't (we have spares)


  • BYO FABRIC:  Detailed info on the qty of fabric you need will be emailed following your booking
  • BEST FABRICS:  for this beginners' workshop are natural fibres (cotton or linen) such as Quilting fabrics or mix of natural and poly.  
  • DO NOT BRING:  furnishing or upholstery weight; silky; stretchy; canvas; sheer or very fray-able fabric
  • PREPARATION:  your fabric must be cut to size and perfectly crease-free (ironed) before class.  Info on size and preparation will be emailed following your booking.

What else

  • Kits will be available to purchase so you can turn your lampshade into a pair, or different size, when you get home
  • Check out our YouTube channel for lots of tips and tricks to help you prepare for this workshop!


  • Due to the difficulties of refilling short-notice vacancies in small-group workshops unfortunately NO REFUNDS are available.
  • However - if you're unable to make it you can transfer your booking to a friend or family-member to attend in your place on the day.

Further info

  • Following booking an info sheet will be emailed to you with all the details about fabric quantity and more
  • If you have further questions please don't hesitate to contact Kate via the Contact form
  • The Lampshade Workroom YouTube chanel has a number of short videos which will help you prepare for this workshop
  • Images of lampshades - including lined shades - are viewable in the Gallery on our Home Page

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