Introduction: How to Make a Bean Bag Cushion Chair From Recycled Umbrellas
Seeing so very many broken umbrellas (actually only the frames break usually, and the fabric is intact) by the side of the road after a bit of rainy weather, and needing some more furniture, I decided to see what I could do. I took a small stitch unpicker (or scissors would do) with me and walked to the bus stop. On the way I found two or three umbrellas in the gutter, and unpicked the fabric from the frame which took about 20 seconds each time. I stuffed the fabric in my bag..... the rest was easy.
Full step by step instructions are at http://alicevstokes.wordpress.com/2013/11/19/how-to-make-a-bean-bag-cushion-chair-from-recycled-umbrellas/