Sewing up an incision

Submitted by Joey on 3/30/05 at 9:43 AM. ( ) 66.150.102.237

What is the proper way to sew up the back seam on a deer?

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Baseball stitch

This response submitted by Mike G. on 3/30/05 at 11:12 AM. ( ) 12.32.34.61

is what i use with great success. Without being able to draw a picture it would be hard for me to describe even though it is a simple stitch. It basicly is a side to side stitch pushing the needle up through from the LEATHER SIDE keeping stitches 1/8"-1/4" apart. Every 4 or 5 stitches pull that thread hard. Maybe somebody knows of a picture on a vendor site? Hope this helps out some.
Mike G.


Illistrated in Makinsies catalog

This response submitted by deer4ager on 3/30/05 at 12:39 PM. ( deer4ager@juno.com ) 65.165.154.243

Maybe online too.


dont forget to tap your seam after

This response submitted by paul e on 3/31/05 at 7:32 AM. ( americanmetalfab@bellsouth.net ) 65.6.73.98

tap your seam with a mallet after a couple of days
it will roll the seam down a help the hair lay flat again
dont forget to use a good hide paste like Epo-Grip
there are several ways you can sew using the paste
it depends how long your y cut is
i add a little as i sew and slide wax paper just ahead of my seam
its kind of hard to explain but once you start trying it youll
adjust


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