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Added May 6, 2009

by yoshimi

, Japan






I made two parasols in my favorite fabrics. The pink one is a birthday gift to my sister. I bought the DIY parasol kits which contained the frame and the instruction. I just sewed my fabrics to make canopies. I really love what I’ve got after struggling with my first DIY parasol experience.

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DIY parasol kits, cotton from marimekko
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    Sep 14, 2010, 02.52 PMby mkim630

    wow, i absolutely love these! i totally need to find some parasol DIY kits!

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    Sep 3, 2010, 08.24 AMby Pauline Pepsi

    Wow beautiful!

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    Sep 24, 2009, 09.31 PMby ichigogirl

    I LOVE the black and white one… makes me want to visit Tokyu Hands. Maybe you didn’t get the kit from there but your gorgeous parasols make me remember all the wonderful things there… thanks for sweet nostalgia and happy memories! Hope your sister was happy with the lovely gift!

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    Aug 31, 2009, 09.55 PMby sewyoutogethergoodasnew

    thats so cool! no clue how you did it but they look amazing!!

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    Jun 26, 2009, 06.10 PMby dressdummy

    That’s so awesome! Umbrellas and parasols are so interesting anyway, in all times and all places. Yours is beautiful. Let me ask you this: Now that you’ve made one from a kit, do you think you would be able to rehabilitate old umbrella frames using new fabric?

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    Jun 24, 2009, 01.00 PMby susanne2011

    Wow, I really love the fabric with the black leaves!

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    May 8, 2009, 09.37 AMby pattyrg

    Wow great job! I dont think I would have the patience to do one!

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    May 8, 2009, 03.20 AMby carottesauvage

    That’s amazing Yoshimi! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    May 7, 2009, 01.06 AMby lybu

    wow. They are just SUPER. Great idea. I want to try it out to :)

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    May 6, 2009, 07.56 AMby hajnika

    Oh,these are greats,and what a beautiful fabrics!!
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    May 6, 2009, 07.31 AMby soozy

    Oh! they are adorable! My to do/wish list is allready way to long, but maybe I’ll look up a DIY kit too. You’re gonna look great together with your parasols.

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    May 6, 2009, 06.43 AMby meseide

    I love these and wish I were your sister. :) Where did you buy the DIY kits?

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    May 6, 2009, 05.18 AMby ralarkins

    Oh, Can I have one too???? You did a great job on those, they look lovely. Your sister is a lucky girl. Now I am going to have to look up DIY parasol kits.

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    May 6, 2009, 04.59 AMby miss-g

    Wow. I didn’t know it was possible to make a parasol from a kit. Yours look amazing.

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    May 6, 2009, 04.56 AMby luzie

    Wow, they are beautiful!!! Where did you buy the parasol kits? Did you put something on to make them waterproof or do you just use them for the sun? I like the fabrics too, you got a lucky sister! :-)

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