How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella - No Sewing!

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella


Broken Umbrellas can be easily turned into a bag strong and useful.
 All you need is some shoe lace....
Cut the Fabric off the broken umbrella frame.
You will need 4 old shoe laces or rope.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

Lay the fabric flat on the floor and
fold in the sides so that the 8 tips pair up.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

Double knot the paired tips.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

Repeat until you get 4 knots.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

Loop the shoe lace under the knots, 
this length is about 20cm or 8 inches,
you can make it as long or as short as you like.
Tie the ends of the shoelace into a tight knot.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

Use another shoelace build up the handle
by looping around the first shoelace.
Thread it over and under like this.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

Tuck it in when you reach the end.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

A short cut is to use old LAN cables and Duct Tape.
Loop some cable under the knots.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

Use Duct Tape to wrap the LAN cable.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

The Duct Tape method is faster and less fiddly than Shoelaces, great for impatient people!

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

Here's a comparison of Shoelace and Duct Tape Handles.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella

This bag is strong and can hold a surprising amount of stuff.

How to make a Bag from a Broken Umbrella