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Robin Lampshade Kit

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Make this delightful robin lampshade! This is the first lampshade in the brand new range of 'Make It by Jo Hill' wildlife fabric kits.

This kit gives you everything you need to make a lovely lampshade featuring a robin in grasses. Use Jo's unique hand drawn templates to create your very own wildlife piece! The finished lampshade measures 20cm (diameter) by 18cm (height).

Inside the box you will find all of the necessary pieces to create your lampshade, including luxury hand-dyed fabric pieces and professional quality backing fabric, as well as full instructions with accompanying colour photographs, and a design layout of the completed piece to show you exactly what - and where - to sew. You will also learn how to make up your finished stitched piece into a professional lampshade!

This cushion is an intermediate sewing kit and is aimed at those who have some free-motion embroidery experience. This is the perfect way to put your sewing skills into practice and make something lovely for your home! 

What's in the box?

Fabric squares, including two beautiful hand-dyed pieces and a Liberty print piece

Fabric piece to practise on


Tracing paper

Templates of all shapes

Transfer adhesive paper

Suggested design layout

Lampshade rings x 2

Backing material for lampshade

Backing PVC

Double-sided tape and finishing tool

Full colour instructions and free-motion embroidery tips

Extras you will need to have:

A sewing machine and darning foot (or this can be completed entirely by hand stitching if you prefer)

Scissors for cutting fabric and thread

Sewing thread- I recommend the Gutterman Sew All thread in black which is available to purchase with any kit. Tick the box below to add it to your order. It's a really good quality thread that is very easy to sew with. 

An iron

Sharp pencil or a pen

Glue stick

A disappearing pen, such as a Frixion pen


A small amount of fabric glue

A 7" or 8" embroidery hoop


The lovely lampbases in the photographs were made for us by the wonderful Natajaq, a family-run woodturning company based in Bath. Natajaq have agreed to make their beautiful lampbases available to our customers. They are available to buy when you purchase any lampshade or lampshade kit. The lampbase measures 25 cm height with a base diameter of approximately 8-9 cm - £75. Please select 'Doric Lampbase' below.

Good to know

This project will take approximately 6-8 hours to complete.

This lampshade is suitable for any lampbase but cannot be used for a ceiling light.

The finished dimensions of the lampshade are 20cm (diameter) by 18cm (height).

Each kit is a limited edition of just 50.

Why not extend your skills with the Robin Cushion Kit?

This kit is not suitable for young children. Purchase of the kit does not transfer ownership of any or all of the design. The range of Make It by Jo Hill kits are designed for the home sewist to keep or give away as gifts and are not permitted to be made and sold on.

Share your makes!

Add your photos to Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram. Use the hashtag #johilltextiles and #MakeItByJoHill so we can find you and see your creations!

If you have not done free-motion embroidery before, you would be better to start off with my Beginners' Kits - coming soon! Fill in the form here to be the first to hear about them. Or you could join me for a free-motion embroidery workshopwhere you'll create a wildlife piece. You'll learn all of the necessary skills to then complete this kit at home!

To be the first to find out about the new range of kits, please fill in the form here.

Please allow 2-3 working days for UK delivery. Delivery charges start from £3.75 for one kit.

You can view our Returns Policy here.

We are happy to post worldwide. Please allow 2 weeks for international delivery.

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