Step 1: Materials
Scissors (or hot-cutter)
Needle and Thread
8 1/4"x36" Wood Dowel rods
4 1/4"x18" Wood Dowel rods
2 yards .075 oz Ripstop Nylon
3/8" Plastic tubing
(the ID of the tubing is a bit bigger than 1/4")
1" wide nylon webbing.
I obtained my materials from kitebuilder.com. I'm sure you can get all this stuff at a hobby store or kite building shop.
Step 2: Prepare the Dowels!
So you should have eight 17 and 3/8" dowel rods.
Step 3: Prepare the Connections!
Step 4: Prepare the Sails!
Put the first panel on top of the second panel, and sew them together at the ends, 1/4" in from the edge. Then hem the top and bottom edge 1/4" in from the edge. Do this on the third and fourth panels as well.
After the sewing and hemming, you should have 2 loops, and when laid flat they should each measure 11"x40.5".
These will be the top and bottom sails of the kite.