I purchased this fabric on sale at Joann's a few weeks back. I thought it would look great on the shade. The fabric for 1 yard was $10.00 and I used about half of a yard.
I had pinned a wonderful tutorial by the The Creativity Exchange on how to recover a lampshade a while back. The tutorial is wonderful, and I was able to follow it very easily.
What I did next was take the end piece and hot glue it along the seam. Then I wrapped the fabric completely around the shade and glued the other end down as well.
Then I used hot glue to glue around the top where I left the least amount of extra fabric. It worked out better for me this way. I used clothespins to hold down the areas that I was gluing. Then I cut around the metal pieces of the shade.
I then did the same thing on the bottom working my way around and pulling the fabric tight. I was pleased with the final product considering it was my first try, and I hope to find another base at Goodwill or similar store. For this I used my lamp I already have to show you the shade on a lamp.
Lamp Shade $3.75
Total Cost $13.75