Today I finished up with my umbrella. This was so much fun. Start with an old umbrella and remove the fabric from the base. This is what you will have left. Now take apart the fabric so you will have 1 section as a pattern. Cut out 8 pieces of the pattern.Now start sewing the pieces together. I sewed a scant 1/4 inch seam. Leave a little opening at the very top of the pieces so this will fit onto the base. When you have that done you will have something like this.Now a scant hem. The hardest part of the umbrella is tacking the ends of the base onto the fabric top. This is the time consuming part of the umbrella. Once you are finished then you are finished and this is what you will have.Now all I have to do is to spray the top of the umbrella with a plastic spray to waterproof it. I am hooked and will be making more. Got the old umbrellas at a thrift store and spent $1.49 for 3 of them. So much fun. You may want to try it.