I got the main idea from Pinterest. (Thank you to all the brave ladies that have done this before.) First I took some cotton batting and rolled the shade across while tracing so I got the curve and shape I needed. Then I cut out the fabric using the batting as a pattern.
|Batting on top of my beloved fabric|
I didn't do ANY sewing -- everything was glued using something called "Weldbond", which is a thick white glue, much like Tacky Glue. I started out using the hot glue gun, but this product was easier to use on fabric and my fingers were burned one too many times.
|Whatever works for you.|
|From the thrift store bin for about $1.00|
I also added some ribbon for trim that I had left over from another project. It has little brown birds on a line, not really part of my French handwriting theme, but the colors matched perfectly. Everything is recycled and re-used, so this cost me nothing.
Voila! It matches the rest of the room! Such an improvement over the white, plastic-y looking shade that was on there!
I might want to add some more trim. Maybe some rosette flowers? What do you think?