Gather your materials and tools, that would be…
-A sewing machine, if you don't own one you probably should've consider this instructable.
, spare tip, or a Hot cutter
(although I have not used the latter)
(not necessarily, there are other ways; i just prefer this tool over other methods for its accuracy)
, although most threads will work fine, this is what i use
-A heavy metal straight edge; mine was from an adjustable t-square, but you could probably pull this off with cardboard
-Sand, courtesy of your local park or beach. look for medium sized grains, not ultra fine (will all except), and not pebbles (will never fill)
-A sharpie, or any other heavily bleeding pen
-Various odds and ends; tape, straws, papers
-And the big thing: rip-stop nylon. You'll want 75g fabric (this is the most common), if your local fabric store is big enough they might have it, otherwise you will have to cannibalize a kite, or order it online (expect 8-12 dollars a yard)
---I happened to just have this stuff lying around, but should be able to find most of the supplies locally
There are two ways that you can do this: with, or without the lining.
one roughly 9” by 9” piece of rip-stop, a strip of rip-stop that is at least 25.5“ by 2”,
-Simpler and easier
-Durability, the first thing to wear out is the rim; especially if you have poor aim and frequently fly into trees.
a roughly 9” by 9” piece of rip-stop, a piece of rip-stop that is at least 27“ by 5”,
-Twice as durable
-One more thing to do