Hot Pink Embellished Umbrella, for Singing in The Rain
So I'm going to celebrate the rain with an embellished umbrella,
This is a really quick and easy project and would make a great last minute Christmas present for someone.
Now I know it's unlucky to put an umbrella up on the house, but guess what? Yes, it was raining! And while this brolly loves the rain my camera doesn't so I'm afraid I had to stick with indoor pics.
To make your 'Singing in the Rain' brolly you need a strong umbrella, and haberdashery bead trim. I saw this idea in Sew magazine where they used fabric bobble trim, but a Northern winter needs something waterproof so I went with bead trim.
Measure the outside circumference of your umbrella as you'll need a surprisingly large amount of trim. I thought I'd be OK with a couple of metres but I actually needed 3 metres. You could use the mathematical formula for finding the circumference of a circle (Pi x diameter)...alternatively you could just use a very large tape measure....
Sew the ribbon of the bead trim onto the top side of the umbrella so the beads hang over the edge. I machine stitched in between the ribs of the umbrella and hand stitched around each point as it's impossible to sew over the points with a machine. You could also hand stitch the whole project if you wanted.
And this is the view you get when using your umbrella, doesn't the world seem a better place through a fringe of beads?!