Before you start... I gotta say that I've lost 2 plastic ends of this one, so... I recomend when you buy an umbrella reinforce all thread stitches on it... so you don't have this problem... also the stitches at the middle of each rib tend to unstitch pretty easy... and leaving them lose might twist the ribs...
Step 1: Materials
- the umbrella
- a candle
- needle and thread
- a thin nail
- matches or a lighter
- a glue bar
Step 2: Measure and cut the glue bar
Measure the ends of the umbrela and cut the glue bar to match the lenght
Step 3: Shape a side
Step 4: Improve the shape
Step 5: Make the holes to stitch it
Heat the nail on the candle flame using the pliers... then "drill" though and though so you can stitch the glue-bar-end to the umbrella...
A second hole will be needed to place it on the umbrella's rib...