Saturday, September 6, 2014

Tutorial on its way ...how to make your very own CUSTOM umbrella using your OWN umbrella FRAME!

Good day....and it has been raining here non stop since yesterday.....and we are sooooo happy about that....
Here are some of mine...this pattern will work with any size umbrella you have....


UMBRELLA lovers unite....

WE all have old umbrellas that  need a lift...or a new look.....right....?

YOU will not have to purchase anything....with some assistance from a lovely friend.....WE have collected many tutorials to show you HOW you too can make your own umbrella...

NOTE : if we make it with just fabric...it becomes a sun protector
with laminates a rain protector..

WE should all be looking at being protected by the sun and to think- a recycled umbrella
is such a gift we give to our world and ourselves...BONUS! 






I had so many emails  asking me what can we do about this...?
and after researching the cost to purchase kits...it was just cost prohibitive..
Shipping and kit would have been $60.00 + ( for one umbrella) many of us could make a couple at least.....

There all kinds of FREEEEEEEEEE tutorials out there..... and even if you did not have an extra umbrella around you can purchase a new one for less than $10.00 each.... I found some in our local hardware store ....... and this is Canada....I bet many of you can even find some old ones in your own area much cheaper and don't forget to look in second hand stores..You could get them for a couple of dollars...


So with all the feedback that has been forwarded...I will do a step by step with coloured photos of course and show you how you can make a parasol ( for shading) or umbrella for ( rain) using less than 2 yards  of any material.....  You will not believe how easy this is to do...

....I will share with you as soon as I can get the tutorial up for you all.... will have it done by the end of this hop...I do have a few other projects that need refining wink...


Thanks J, you D best....

ps. you will need at least 1.5 yards
of material, be it laminate or a good cotton fabric... ( it all depends on the size you are making...if you are doing a golf umbrella you will need much more...how much I have no idea LOL yet)

you will need some gutermann upholstery thread...cause you do not want to go to all this
work and have it fall apart....

and you need a snap to keep it closed when not in use... ( below of some choices to look for) or velcro and some lovely button to add..and I plan on making a slip cover to keep it clean..( that will be optional of course)





And a lovely surprise to share, as soon as it arrives, I will show you it to you too.... we do have such decent, honest, respected bloggers, don't we?  


Hi Mdm. Samm,

I was quite surprised and happy that you posted about making an umbrella tutorial. I guess I don't have to find a sneaky way to find out your mailing address so I can send you a frame like the one I used for my See You in Sept. project.  *:) happy  Seriously, I do have one for you if you want it. Just send me your mailing address and it's yours, along with a pattern!

I've made a couple using old umbrella frames also and have some notes that I've made in case you are interested. For example, when I remove the old fabric covering, I make a template out of freezer paper so I can iron it on to the fabric that has been stacked and the cutting is much easier (no pins on which to stick yourself!). I also keep the freezer paper template (carefully labeled as to which frame it belongs to) so I can easily make more covers.

Also, I have not enjoyed using laminated fabric for the umbrellas I've made, so I have always used a spray water repellant. I like to use Fabric Shield, but Scotchgard works also.

Please feel free to contact me if you think I can be of help with your tutorial!

Thanks for all you do and have a wonderful Sunday!

Joanne
( Joannes' umbrella has not arrived yet but when it does I will share how to work with hers too)

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HOW TO make your OWN UMBRELLA - recycle, re-use, re-do....