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Discussion in 'Deer and Gameheads' started by Genie, Feb 17, 2016.
What can I do to mark the two halves of the cape to line them up again at the seam?
Indeed! Thats what I did! I set the skin out and line everything up starting at the head and around the antler base then worked my way toward the back of the deer. Every few inches I marked a line with a sharpie to line up as I sewed it back up. Worked just fine. The first time I did a long cut cape I actually did the same thing but rather than marking with a sharpie I put a single stitch and tied it off about every 4 inches, then did my sewing.
To make it even easier, alternate 2 colors. You'd be surprised how easy it is to get off track when sewing. Marking lifesize capes, IMHO, is even more important - all those tabs and G-strings gotto go somewhere. Marking it prior to sewing makes it a lot easier to bring it all together correctly.
I use several colors on seams. Just fold it with the skin side out and put marks every few inches across from each other.
Good ol' sharpie. Gotta love those things. I thought about sharpies but didn't know if the marks would take and hold on the damp hide. And different colors - good idea. I've been using a red sharpie to restore color around pheasant eyes.