Here is a fun craft project that will give you a basic understanding of how paracord is made. Here we are going to make an eight strand casing with a three strand core. Real military grade paracord has a 32 strand casing & a seven strand core. But the process is the same for both.
For this Project we are going to make a kumihimo wheel & eight bobbins out of cardboard this is going to be the jig to braid the outer casing.
For your fist time get two different colors of thread this will help you from getting to confused as you braid.
For this braid we will use green & purple.
Step 1: making the kimihimo wheel & bobbins
To braid up the casing for your paracord you will need to make a kimihimo wheel & eight bobbins out of some thick cardboard.
Step 1. draw out two circles one within the other one. The outer around 6-7 inch. & the inner 1-2 inch. then 16 marks on the outer circle in equal distances from one an other.
Step 2. cut out the two circles & make 1/2 inch cuts on the 16 marks.
step 3. Then draw & cut out the bobbins out with 1/2 inch. cuts on each end.