Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Fling- Recovering an Umbrella

Jessica from Me Sew Crazy

No need for April Showers to get you down!

Hi everyone, I am Jessica over from Me Sew Crazy and I am so excited to be here today! When Dianna asked me to be a part of her Spring Fling event, I was already prepared with what I wanted to share. I've had Spring Fever for months now, having created Spring outfits for my little girls all the way back in January! I just couldn't wait to get back outside and play again...

Spring Fever Dress
Easter My Peeps Printable
20 Minute Ruffle Dress

Of course we all know April Showers bring Spring Flowers...but there is no need for a little rain to get you down! Not when you have gorgeous fabric lying around and an old umbrella :).

I had been holding onto my Parisville fabric by Tula Pink until the perfect project came along, and when looking at an old Totes umbrella sitting in the corner, I knew I had it! After all, who doesn't dream of Paris in the Spring?!!

You will need about 2 yards of fabric for this project, as well as an umbrella with a metal point on top.

For your free tutorial, with detailed instructions and pictures on how to recover an umbrella, click HERE.

Now when it rains I happily grab my new umbrella and run outside, I can't wait to show it to the world!

And don't forget to look for the rainbow after that glorious Spring Shower :).

Thank you so much for having me Dianna! I have had so much fun creating this project and being a part of your Spring Fling event!

Happy Showers everyone!


  1. That is such a fabulous idea! Seriously genius.

  2. I totally NEED to do this with a child sized one, wonders if it would work with laminated cottons...Thanks so much for the directions and inspiration!

  3. My Goodness.... this is so amazing~ I like the new dress to the umbrella...
    Great job!

  4. I am so pumped about trying this. I love pretty umbrellas and being able to pick my own fabric is too cool. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.
    I am a new follower I M JeanneG from The Learning Curve Sure would like it if you would check out my blog and join if interested. A little behind as I have been with pc for 2 days and no blogs. Hope to see you there................I M JeanneG

  5. I am SO going to try this! Thank you!

  6. What great ideas!!! I love them.

    DeeDee I love love love your blog!!! It is so cute... and I have been meaning to thank you for your comment!!! Sorry for the delay!!

  7. This is soooo fabulous!!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  8. This is an irresistible idea. I'm off to scour the house for some old, black, boring umbrellas that I can resurrect. Thanks!

  9. found you via craft gossip, I love this idea. And that fabric is gorgeous! Thanks for the how-to!

  10. Fab! Fab! FAB!! I'm going to scour the basement...I know there is a couple of umbrella's just waiting for some "Inspiration"! Thank You!

  11. What a wonderful tutorial. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  12. How fabulous! Will have to go op-shopping for an old umbrella to try this out for winter! (After 8 years of drought we are finally getting rain here!). Hugs, Jasmine in Oz

  13. Very interesting, I've never seen anything like this. Thanks for sharing. I featured this on my blog:

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  14. Thank you so much! This is the 4th time I've google searched for a how-to on this and I have now discovered your genius! Satisfaction galore!...Oh but a few of my end pointy bits have been lost (which is why I need to fix my umbrella) and so I don't have holes to attach - does anyone have any ideas? Would really appreciate your thoughts :)

  15. How did you take the ferrule/tip of the umbrella off? I'm having a hard time getting the one on mine off and don't want to create marks on it from pliers, etc. Thank you!!

  16. 2 yards for a 48 inch umbrella, correct? Or would erring on the safe side with 3 yards be more likely?

  17. Dee, I just shared your tutorial over on my blog! I think this would be so fun to make and you have such a great lesson :) Thank you, Katie


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