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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2018, 05:16 AM »

I wondered whether a simple kite sleeve might be a good way to start sewing.

However, I have not gotten around to it yet...

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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2018, 12:31 PM »

Simple? You want it with a velcro closure? Or a foldover end? Inner sleeve for small spars or standoffs? Should it also have room for lines and handles? Maybe a nametag on the exterior?

Ain't no such thing as simple.  Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2018, 11:41 AM »

Tune in to the quilting shows running Saturdays on PBS. Fons & Porter, and Sewing With Nancy. Cool
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« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2018, 04:45 PM »

Simple? You want it with a velcro closure? Or a foldover end? Inner sleeve for small spars or standoffs? Should it also have room for lines and handles? Maybe a nametag on the exterior?

Ain't no such thing as simple.  Cheesy


By simple, I meant simple (as in less complicated).

Somewhere I read that making a sleeve might be a good way to begin sewing.  Mistakes in a sleeve might be less obtrusive than in the first kite (or not).

I defer to the experienced people on here but might this qualify as 'simple'?
[see attachment below that I snipped from a plan attributed to Marg Gregor on the kiteplans.org site]




There are also some instructions on the forum for making sleeves posted by sugarbaker here:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=6324.0

If nothing else, these are food for thought.

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« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2018, 09:37 AM »

When I make my cuffs the plan is to encase the felt with a water proof /resistant nylon sleeve. Elastic on both ends.Sewing a sleeve will be my 1st attempt on nylon. 16" straight stitch should be fairly easy after 20+ attempts Roll Eyes. Maybe a draw string you could pull with your teeth would help in learning how to do a leech line. Going to fly in a bit .Temp in low 20's . Wish I had them now.
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« Reply #20 on: January 15, 2018, 01:25 PM »

Simple? You want it with a velcro closure? Or a foldover end? Inner sleeve for small spars or standoffs? Should it also have room for lines and handles? Maybe a nametag on the exterior?

Ain't no such thing as simple.  Cheesy


By simple, I meant simple (as in less complicated).

Somewhere I read that making a sleeve might be a good way to begin sewing.  Mistakes in a sleeve might be less obtrusive than in the first kite (or not).

I defer to the experienced people on here but might this qualify as 'simple'?
[see attachment below that I snipped from a plan attributed to Marg Gregor on the kiteplans.org site]




There are also some instructions on the forum for making sleeves posted by sugarbaker here:

http://www.gwtwforum.com/index.php?topic=6324.0

If nothing else, these are food for thought.


Do number 3 before number 2, on your plan. Use Sugarbaker's technique for the string (I think he has the triangle fold there which works well).

It's a good and simple start.

Also, don't be afraid to get it wrong a few times. I still make mistakes on my builds.

Krijn's suggestion of Tom's website as a starting point is a the forum favorite. Can't go wrong there.

Good luck, I hope you have lots of fun with it.
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« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2018, 05:28 PM »

After the faux c build Le Quartz seems the way to go. If it turns out 1/2 as good as yours Palmhanic I'll be extremely pleased.
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« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2018, 12:43 PM »

After the faux c build Le Quartz seems the way to go. If it turns out 1/2 as good as yours Palmhanic I'll be extremely pleased.

Beginners 'luck  Wink
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« Reply #23 on: February 11, 2018, 01:15 PM »


Do number 3 before number 2, on your plan. Use Sugarbaker's technique for the string (I think he has the triangle fold there which works well).

It's a good and simple start.

Also, don't be afraid to get it wrong a few times. I still make mistakes on my builds.

Krijn's suggestion of Tom's website as a starting point is a the forum favorite. Can't go wrong there.

Good luck, I hope you have lots of fun with it.

Thanks for this, belatedly.

I must pull out our sewing machine buried down in the basement one of these days. I think it is just a Singer low-end jobbie.

Procrastination is one of my character defects Wink

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