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 Post subject: Re: How to hand stitch a kite repair?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:54 am 
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Ummmm.... Crazy glue? Bad idea! Crazy glue makes fabric and thread brittle and weak. I wouldn't touch that stuff to my kite ever. You can hand stitch no problem. Use nylon thread or dental floss was a good suggestion. Just do it well and there will be no problems. Happy riding.


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 Post subject: Re: How to hand stitch a kite repair?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:23 am 
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flybykite wrote:
Ummmm.... Crazy glue? Bad idea! Crazy glue makes fabric and thread brittle and weak. I wouldn't touch that stuff to my kite ever. You can hand stitch no problem. Use nylon thread or dental floss was a good suggestion. Just do it well and there will be no problems. Happy riding.


Couldn't agree more. Super glue and crazy glue are brittle when they dry, and will weaken the material and stitching.


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 Post subject: Re: How to hand stitch a kite repair?
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:12 am 
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Many thanks everyone (yes, even the guy who suggested I send my kite to Texas).

It took me an hour, but I am all ready for a session tomorrow. The key things I learned were:-
    - Thimbles are awesome! I never knew what they were for until now.
    - I never want to make my own kite.
    - I didn't need to use glue, I just tied the ends of thread off.
    - Finding any existing holes makes threading much easier and also better for your kite.


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 Post subject: Re: How to hand stitch a kite repair?
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:15 am 
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Hi,
you can find some pics about "machine sewing" without sewing machine :roll: on my site:
http://www.wingworks.de/kite-reparatur/kite-reparatur-tipps-und-tricks/
It is written in german but the pics and google should help u.

PanTau


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