Maybe this project will help:
Hi Diane, this is Peggy. Here are some instructions on covering a lampshade. I have painted mine and they turn out great. Custom Fabric-Covered Lampshade | HGTV
Give a tired lamp a fresh, high-end look by covering the shade with trendy fabric and ... lampshade; 3/4 yard of fabric per shade; 3 yards of ribbon trim per shade ...
Diane,. Use material, and see it on. Aloha!