Introduction

A really windy day can break an umbrella. In some cases, a joint will break, disconnecting the stretcher from the rib. You will be using a needle and thread in order to replicate the function of the joint that held the stretcher and the rib together. In addition, this guide will also cover how to sew a small rip on the canopy.

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Parts

No parts required.

Take the broken part of the stretcher to rib joint.
  • Take the broken part of the stretcher to rib joint.

  • Realign it with the rib assembly.

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Take the needle and carefully pass it through one of the holes as seen in the picture.
  • Take the needle and carefully pass it through one of the holes as seen in the picture.

  • Then pull it back to the same side you went through.

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  • Take the needle and pass it under the stretcher (not through the middle).

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  • Position the needle so that it faces the second hole from the same side you just went through in step 3.

  • Take the needle and pass it through the second hole.

  • Then position the needle so that it faces the first hole from the same side you just went through.

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  • Repeat steps 2-4 until the two pieces are held tightly together.

  • Tie a knot to secure it.

    • Refer to step six if the rib punctured the canopy.

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  • It is easier to sew when the canopy is closed

  • Take the hole, hold each end and pull outward into a line.

    • Make sure that it is in line with the umbrella canopy seam.

  • Take the needle and thread and form a hemming stitch (see Step 7).

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  • Begin with a threaded needle and start the stitch at one end of the hole and pull the needle all the way until just before the thread runs out.

  • Then loop back around and go through again.

  • Repeat until you reach the other end.

    • You can form the stitch multiple times to make it more secure.

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Conclusion

The umbrella is fixed now, you may now use the umbrella freely.

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