an old umbrell, the bigger the better - or, if you have it, cloth string but thin
sewing machine - or a normal needle if you can sew really well
a shopping bag that's good for you (or you can use the pattern I give in this tutorial)
20 cm of ribbon
Note: You can find this tutorial in Italian on my blog .
Step 1: Breaking the Umbrella
Be sure to recycle the parts you won't use.
Step 2: Cutting the Cloth
Put the pattern over the two pieces of cloth and mark the outline. I used a child felt tip, so the lines were washable. You can use some pin to block the pieces.
Cut on the lines, so you'll cut the two pieces in one time.
Step 3: Handles
Trim the sides that are drawn in blue in the pattern. These sides are left open in the bag.