|New & Improved Umbrella|
Turn old into new.
|Begin removing panels.|
|Remove all the panels until just the centre is left.|
|Remove centre button and save for later.|
|Save underside of button, too.|
|Cut out one panel to use as a pattern for the new fabric.|
|Remember to add a seam allowance and length for the hem.|
|Sew all the panels together.|
|For the tie, cut a strip of fabric, fold in 1/2 lengthwise right sides together. Sew all around leaving one end open for turning. Attach velcro.|
|Sew tie to centre of one panel.|
|I serged all around the hem edge because my fabric had a lot of fraying. Fold hem up and sew along serged (or raw) edge.|
|Flip to right side and sew close to the folded edge of the hem.|
|Voila! All attached! And Done! Here's the outside...|
|... and here's the inside.|
|I made a case as well, which is basically just a tube. Nothing fancy but works great!|
Well, that was easy! This is for my granddaughter so I'm making a backpack to match. I'll be putting up that tutorial once I'm done, which will be soon.
This was so easy that I want to do more. A parasol would be fun using different fabrics, lace, ribbons, etc. The possibilities are endless!