Rotary cutter and EZ Dresden template
A small wine glass
A battery operated tealight candle (don't take a chance on a real tealight candle...I'm not sure how safe it is)
An assortment of scraps.
1. Cut 9 blades from scraps using the template at the 4-1/2" line.
2. Fold each blade in half lengthwise, right sides together, and seam 1/4" across the wide edge.
3. Pop point out by turning the seam right side out. Gently push the point out with something that has a pointed end but isn't sharp enough to poke a hole through the fabric (i.e. chopstick, small crochet hook).
4. Finger press and be sure the seam is centered in the middle of the blade. Press flat.
5. Stitch fan blades together by joining the matching points using a scant 1/4" seam. (Don't worry about the narrower ends so much.) Do NOT stitch the last blade to the first blade, keep the piece flat.
6. Press the piece open and trim threads. Finger press the inner edge in about a 1/4" and then iron.
7. Edge stitch the inner edge.
8. Press the entire piece. Spray starch if you like for extra crispness.
9. Sew the final seam and press open. Place the shade on the wine glass, drop the tealight in, and you are done. I didn't embellish mine but you could easily trim the top edge with rick-rack or whatever tickles your fancy.
(Just noticed I was a little hap hazard putting the shade on the wine glass for the picture. It does sit straight on the glass...but I was distracted by an Andy Griffith rerun on tv at the time.)