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« on: November 12, 2015, 05:11 AM »

It took a bit of planning, some trial and error, and ended with the breaking down of the machine, but I manged to almost complete my first sewing project: Full size / half size kite bag with lines pocket. Made out of water-proof Cordura, it can hold up to 3 folded kites, and probably 5 fully open, and has a nice carrying strap. When I get the machine fixed (or get another one) I'll finish reinforcing the seams.

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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2015, 05:55 AM »

Looks like a great bicycle size bag! nice
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2015, 06:09 AM »

This is why you need to come across the pond for a workshop. Brianne Howard teaches a kite bag class at Oregon Kitemakers Retreat and Fort Worden. A plane ticket would be cheaper than the sewing machine repair (OK, probably not, but you get the idea).
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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2015, 06:10 AM »

Brianne makes some very cool bags herself too.


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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2015, 07:23 AM »

Looks like a great bicycle size bag! nice

I wouldn't know, iIare the car to the field  Cheesy
But seriously though, iI guess ifyou're riding your bicycle and don't want to fold the kite all the way every time, it helps that the bag continues above the shoulder strap and not below it...

This is why you need to come across the pond for a workshop. Brianne Howard teaches a kite bag class at Oregon Kitemakers Retreat and Fort Worden. A plane ticket would be cheaper than the sewing machine repair (OK, probably not, but you get the idea).

I am actually, I'll be in Boston next week, but not for kite flying purposes unfortunately. BTW, the machine broke down not because of making the bag, rather because it used to be my grandmother's, and didn't receive any treatment for my entire life time. It's an old electric Singer, without too many options. Question now is whether to fix it or to get a different one, maybe one of those digital Brother machines on Amazon...
I think I would like to take a kite making workshop, but I don't see that happening... Ever.
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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2015, 07:30 AM »

Looks nice Palmahnic
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2015, 05:28 AM »

Well, Boston is only about a 7 hour drive from Fly Market Kitemaking headquarters. Maybe less by train. Come on down, we'll fire up the Pfaffs, and send you home with something new to fly!

Be careful with all the bells and whistles on newer electronic sewing machines. You'll actually find that most kitemakers prefer older, sturdier machines. They're more powerful, wear better, easier and less expensive to maintain, and probably cost less to start. It's fun to have a thousand stitch patterns to choose from, but you really only need a handful.
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