I had my orange kiwidos almost done.
I zig-zagged the tails and cut the threads away.
I prepared loops from a rubber cord.
I inserted them into the butts, the knot must be behind the bottleneck.
I took a double thread and gathered the bottleneck.
I wound the thread several times around the tail and made a few stitches through the rubber. Then I cut a small piece of a satin ribbon and hid this thread.
I made a pocket for each poi. I don't say pair, cause these poi will be used as single.
I cut the pattern (double layer) and marked the upper side of fastening.
I sewed there a twill ribbon with its sides folded inside. This makes a tunnel for the cord.
I sewed the two parts together and serged.
The last to do was the upper hem - I pressed it down and machine-embroidered over it.
So this is it - six fishie kiwidos.
And the pockets. I let the tails out - the kiwidos don't wrinkle this way and what's more - they look like buds in the pockets:-)
I used to dislike kiwidos (as a hard-core firelover), but today I changed my point of view.
Sometimes I just envy my clients:-DDD