Step 1: Collect materials
The pipe is 1-1/4 inch thin-walled PVC, with one end widened to allow pipes to be fit together easily. This was big enough to allow the loops on the rod to fit in.
Obviously I used a sewing machine. This would have taken WAY too long without one. Whether it is the "correct" thread and stitch I have no idea. It doesn't have to endure a bomb strike.