Le Virus – finishing second sail

After building my first “Le Virus”, and being so pleased with the result, I have started to turn the second sail into a kite.

I made a few changes from the last kite I built…

  • 1/4″ seams on the sail panels
  • Mylar backed nylon for the winglet spar pocket
  • Half circles for the stand off reinforcement
  • mil-spec parachute gross-grain for the trailing edge

I am sure there will be a few more as I progress…

I have to say that I am very pleased with the variable Bias binding foot that I purchased for my Pfaff 1222. It’s from Nancy’s Notions, and is an excellent tool for binding pre-single-folded bias tape/gross-grain on kites. I bought mine from Trudy’s Sewing room but you can get it online as well.

–Bill

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