Thanks to the awesome sewing skills of my mom, I have 4 new parachutes.
They're 12", 18", and 24" squares and a 36" hexagon. They are made from bright orange ripstop nylon with black stiching and center marks (for easy folding). The lines are 1/8" nylon cord, designed for a good balance keeping the parachute open without being too bulky.
The lines are attached in a special way on the hex chute to lessen tangling. Instead of having the lines connect corners 1-2, 3-4, 5-6 (i.e, each line connects two adjacent corners), they're attached 1-2, 3-6, 4-5 which prevents them from crossing while being folded.
She also sewed eyeholes on a few nylon streamers. More about those...sometime.
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