- Non-stretch fabric (Chinese silk)
- fabric glue OR needle & thread
-Open your parasol.
-Take a piece of paper and trace out one of the triangle sections of your umbrella, about 10" long
It should look like a piece of pizza.
-Cut it out.
-Fold the paper in half and round out the bottom (the larger part of the pizza slice) so the curve is even.
This will give you a pattern piece for your larger petals.
-Do the same thing on a smaller scale, about 5" long.
This will be your smaller petals
-Instead of cutting individual petals, you will fold your fabric in half, cut on the fold and end up with a mirror image of the petal. One long piece, that you snip a hole in the middle, slide over the knob on the top of the umbrella and it gives you two petals. .
-Lay the petal onto the umbrella and pin at the top and bottom.
-Use either fabric glue or a needle and thread to tack the petal into place.
-Do all the large petals first.
-Next lay the smaller petals on top of the large.