Sails can be made of many material.

Sail panels assembly is the most delicate part of sail making as any slippage between panels or unevenness of tension during the stiching will be visible on the finished sail. In order to ease this phase it is recommended to glue the panels together with double sided sticky tape before stitching them.

Plotting panels by hand is the most common way of using the output of Sailcut CAD for making sails. To do that requires very little investment. You essentially need a flat plotting surface with a straight edge, a square angle piece and a tape measure. Use metric tape as all dimensions provided by Sailcut CAD are in millimeters.

Plotting surface

The hand plotting surface and tools used for making sails are described below.

drawing board