A couple years ago I enter a Lamp Shade Contest. I won third place!
I attached the quilted fabric with an adhesive velcro to the top of the light. I sewed loops on the top to insert with little scissors and other items. The pin cushion is attached with adhesive velcro also and is easily accessible when the lamp is open and on or closed and off.
I use caution when using the light for long periods of time, as the bulb gets warm.
Hope you are having a great day!
Did you see the post about how to make the pin cushion from the canning lids?