Bobcat rug "attaching felt"

Submitted by Dave Jarvis on 12/26/05 at 7:24 PM. ( )

Correct me if i'm wrong / please. I have a singer 29K patcher "same as shoe repair shops use".I belive this will work fine. When sewing the edge is the seam flat or folded in like the seam on a pair of pants? Is there two layers of felt? Be kind folks , I've never seen a rug up close.

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This response submitted by Forrest Sue on 12/26/05 at 7:26 PM. ( )

You can have one or two layers. If there are two layers they are usually different colors like one black and one brown. Can't help you any more than that as I glue my rugs.

FS, you gotta stop that.

This response submitted by George on 12/26/05 at 11:56 PM. ( )

No glue will stay bonded to a properly tanned and oiled hide -PERIOD. Eventually they become disbonded and your customers are going to come looking for you. It's imperative that rugs be stitched and tacked in order to last.

Dave, "bind" the edge first. Cut your backing felt just a bit shorter than the edge of the hide after it's been trimmed to symmetry. Fold the skin over and sew it just like you'd sew an open hem on fabric. Then you can sew the scalloped edging over the open hem. You can do them both at the same time if you're better coordinated than I am. But remember to keep your hem thin. Less than a quarter inch will be less obvious. Then you still have to go back and pull hairs out from under any stitch that caught them.


This response submitted by Stitch on 12/27/05 at 2:50 AM. ( )

Glued rugs come apart.. Happened to me

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