I just hate bears to begin with. As if there's not already enough work involved, there's always this o e Nimrod who insists his bear stand upright with this menacing appearance. Everyone know his bear was shot with its head in a barrel of stale donuts, but that doesn't matter. Then I open it up to find a rug cut hide that was skinned with a dull plowshares. Stitching is going to be tough and impossible to hide. So, when you have this: Consider inverting the hide and sewing g up the belly completely Then roll the hide over. With a long straightedge, mark a line from between the ears to the base of the tail. On the line, put crossmarks every 5-6 inches. This will assure that your hide remains properly aligned when you see it up. Slip the hide on your form as you would a child's pajamas. Though it may seem time consuming, it eliminates sewing up those tricky armpit areas and though your front seam will need putty and airbrush work, stitches will be even and inverted against the form.