Lampshade Making Workshop

Create your own bespoke lampshade at this Canberra workshop

2.5 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $105 - $125 (or 4 payments of $26.25 - $31.25 Afterpay)
($125 per guest when you book for 1 guest, $105 for 2+ guests)

Looking for unique Canberra activities to spruce up your home decor? Create your own bespoke lampshade with Juanita Flett at this hands-on workshop - it's easier than you think!

Turn your drum shade into a ceiling light, bedside table shade or floor lamp shade. Your teacher will provide the kits for this class (including a 30cm diameter frameset).

You will just need to bring your choice of fabric for your own unique lampshade to match it to your space. Fabric requirements are half a metre of 100 per cent cotton fabric (stretch fabric is not suitable).

At the end of this fun, interactive class, you'll have your very own bespoke lampshade to display in your home and the confidence to continue creating with textiles!

Save $40 when you book with a friend

Knowledge required
No experience or previous knowledge is necessary. Suitable for children 8+years and adults of all ages.

*Parents are not required to stay for the children's lesson, however are more than welcome to.
What you'll get
30cm round drum shade kit, each kit includes the following:
  • A pre-cut length of PVC backing
  • Two lampshade rings with adapter for Australian light bulb size
  • A roll of double-sided tape
  • Finishing tool to help neaten and tuck in raw edges
  • Instructions, including images

Afternoon/morning tea will be provided - please advise of any allergies at the time of booking.
What to bring
Half a metre of your chosen fabric. 100 per cent cotton is best - stretch fabric is not suitable for beginners.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 8 years old).

Adult accompaniment is not required.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


Made By You Canberra (residential home) - Made By You Canberra, 9 Dugan Street, Deakin ACT

Lampshade Making Workshop location
Your teacher
Juanita Flett
Juanita Flett

5.0 (28)

Hi, I am Juanita and I teach people the joys of sewing and lampshade creation.

I am a Mum with a love of sewing I have a background in retail business management and the arts. I have experience in textiles and Interior design along with working as a commissioned seamstress for almost 10 years.

I have a passion for creativity and enjoy sharing that with people, particularly children.

​I have started Made By You Canberra in the hope of inspiring both children and beginner adults to share in the joy of creating handmade items for themselves and to make bespoke gifts for others.

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Anita Hutchings Nov 2023

Very enjoyable class. Juanita and venue (her house) were great. I love my new lampshade

Simone Retif Nov 2023

Juanita’s class was in her beautiful home in a very relaxed atmosphere. She provided very clear instructions and we all went home with beautiful new lampshades!

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Simone Retif - Canberra

Carmel Donohoe Nov 2023

Juanita was a very patient and talented teacher, always guiding us with encouragement. We were Al so proud of our results.

Amanda Wilson Nov 2023

Our teacher (Juanita) was extremely knowledgeable, very relaxed, friendly and helpful. I really enjoyed her class and learnt a lot, plus l came away with a lovely lampshade l am proud off. Today's class was so wonderful, L could do it all again.

Jessica Kennedy Oct 2023

Really enjoyable workshop! Juanita was a fantastic teacher - great balance of getting involved and letting us have fun. Delicious afternoon tea provided.

Virginia Rasheed Sep 2023

What a great way to spend the afternoon. Pleasant company, a great teacher, home baked afternoon tea, and then a wonderful lampshade that I made myself to take home. Thanks Juanita!

Cindy Bin Tahal Sep 2023

Juanita was very professional, calm and welcoming. The class took place in a well set out room at the front of her home. A nice afternoon with beautiful keepsake lampshades as a result.

Textiles class review by Cindy Bin Tahal - Canberra

Denise Cardew-Hall Aug 2023

A great class resulting in a fabulous lampshade and the skills to make another one.

Michelle Eynon Aug 2023

Thoroughly enjoyed the lampshade making class. Juanita is lovely and really helpful. Such a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Thanks Juanita

Textiles class review by Michelle Eynon - Canberra

Michelle Aug 2023

Juanita was very personable and instructed the class well. The workroom was well organised with everything needed at hand. It was a really enjoyable class which resulted with beautiful handmade shades. Definitely recommend it!

Kaz Norman Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Recommend this class to anyone of varying skills, it was well run, had all the tools needed, the teacher was so lovely and the lamp we made looks absolutely spectacular, so stunning. So happy we did this class.

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Kaz Norman - Canberra

Tracy Vickers Aug 2023

3 ClassBento workshops attended

I loved this class. Juanita was a wonderful teacher and obviously has a passion for what she does. She was very supportive and provided lots of tips and encouragement. I would highly recommend this class.

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Tracy Vickers - Canberra

Kerrin Glover Jul 2023

Juanita was a great teacher, very patient and knowledgeable. My friend and I had lovely afternoon and walked out of the class with beautiful handmade lampshades. Would highly recommend Juanita!

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Kerrin Glover - Canberra

Jeana Bajic Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Lovely teacher and environment. Felt welcome as soon as a arrived. Walked away with a great light shade.

Textiles class review by Jeana Bajic - Canberra

Jill Macandrew Jun 2023

This was a fabulous workshop and made the more enjoyable because I did it with my daughter.
Juanita created a lovely relaxing, informative and supportive teaching environment and we ended up with a product that we are proud of and will use

Julie Dempster Jun 2023

A great workshop where I learnt a new skill. I feel like there will be lots of new lampshades in my future. Juanita was a great teacher - patient and helpful.

Textiles class review by Julie Dempster - Canberra

Amanda Olthof May 2023

Fabulous class! Juanita was a great instructor. The class was fun, and lovely intimate environment with only 3 students. Bonus of delicious home made cake with a cup of tea. Thank you!

Textiles class review by Amanda Olthof - Canberra

Amelia Maria May 2023

Lovely venue, helpful and calm teacher and a great lamp to take home! And the best part is I know how to make another one at home :)

Textiles class review by Amelia Maria - Canberra

Amelia Maria May 2023

Had the best time at our class Juanita was lovely, the setting was beautiful and the afternoon tea was delicious. Loved how easy this was to organise. Great teacher who shared her knowledge really clearly so we all came home with the most stinning lampshades

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Amelia Maria - Canberra

Amelia Maria May 2023

Great teacher, supportive and fun environment and came away with a beautiful lampshade. Thanks heaps!

Helen Judd Mar 2023

Juanita was a great teacher and a very enjoyable class in her home. Loved our finished lampshades. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

Tookie Capezio Dec 2022

It was a fabulous experience. Juanita was an excellent teacher. She was friendly, kind, and patient. I am not crafty at all and she made me feel it was achievable. The venue was lovely we had a lovely cup of tea. It was truly fantastic. I will tell all my friends because it was great value and a great craft experience. I have a very professionally made lampshade and I will keep making them.

Textiles class review by Tookie Capezio - Canberra

Anna Gemmell-Smith Oct 2022

Great class. Juanita creates a lovely atmosphere, the class isn’t too difficult and you come away with a really great lampshade!

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Anna Gemmell-Smith - Canberra

Judith Ballard Sep 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Very pleased with the lampshade I made with Juanita. She is a very good teacher, the kit provided was excellent quality and a coffee and slice very welcome part-way through the session. The venue was great. I'd highly recommend this workshop where you come away with a lovely finished item in your choice of fabric. Thanks, Juanita.

Textiles class review by Judith Ballard - Canberra

Melanie Calvert Aug 2022

Juanita was a great teacher. She gave clear instructions and help when needed (and provided a delicious morning tea). This is a good class for people who aren’t super crafty because no technical skills are needed to make a beautiful lampshade.

Gabriela Defries Jul 2022

The teacher was lovely and so patient and helpful - it was great fun. Highly recommend. GD.

Michelle Weinman Mar 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

This course was held at Juanita’s home which was relaxed, comfortable and very well set up for the class. In what seemed like no time at all - I had made a beautiful lamp shade. Juanita is warm, friendly and really helpful with tips and tricks for this new skill. Highly recommended.

Lampshade Making Workshop review by Michelle Weinman - Canberra

Suzanne Barrie Mar 2022

5 ClassBento workshops attended

Great teacher and so welcoming into her home.I am going back for another class and have already recommended Juanita

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