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When sewing up holes in hides? #6627678
09/28/19 04:46 PM
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How do you do it? I'm a coyote caller so will have some bullet holes. I have read to place stitches 1/8" and up to 1/4" apart. I read where one gentleman puts 40 stitches per inch. I use a baseball stitch. Let's hear what you guys have to say. What do the buyers like?

Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Jasper69] #6629037
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I use dental floss. I put a stitchís just over an 1/8 apart. Nothing fancy, but I do try to make a nice stitch. Most buyers I have been around donít care as long as itís done well. Good luck


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Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Jasper69] #6629087
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First off I like to have what ever the hide is on a stretcher not to tight or to loose then cut off the red rim around the hole then I use nylon thread simular to what a taxidermist uses to sew up capes I use what's called a blood knot then when I'm done I gently rub some borax on the area I just finished up. I hope this helps.
Allan


Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Pawnee] #6629356
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I do mine loose on the board like Allan. My friends a taxidermist and gave me some needles and he uses 6lb black trilene fireline for thread. I'll make my stitches about 1/8 apart just so everything lay out flat and even.
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Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Jasper69] #6633264
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A tip I picked up last year was as Allen said use your stretcher and find a chair with arm rests so stretcher can lay across your lap as you work. Sewing holes takes time and it can make ya sore if not comfortable. Another tip- put a piece of cardboard inside your pelt and pin to the stretcher. Pin the length of your repair to cardboard to keep everything together as you stitch.

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Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Jasper69] #6641409
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Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Jasper69] #6643772
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I use a glovers needle and upholstry thread.

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Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Jasper69] #6648386
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What knots do you guys use? (Sorry if high jacked)
Thanks Griz


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Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Jasper69] #6659242
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I don't use any special knot Griz.

Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: AJE] #6659605
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Originally Posted by AJE
I don't use any special knot Griz.

Yea ok. Just a couple of good ole Granny Knots it is then.


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Re: When sewing up holes in hides? [Re: Jasper69] #6660353
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If I remember correctly I tie a blood knot make a stitch then wrap the nylon thread around the needle 2-3 times then pull it snug then repeat until done then tie a over hand knot close to your last stitch.


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