You pretty much summed up it Joe. I didn't even want to bother - I knew the answer.
He already has the kit, so I imagine he doesn't want to order any more hardware for a different design. I don't recall any, but i'll take another look in the MYOG archives to see if I can find something simpler. This is going to be his first time using a sewing machine (going to be quite a surprise, hehe) so I figure the original Ray-Way instructions (which were great when making my 2-person) are his best bet for success.