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Lip Hole Repair With Pictures

Discussion in 'Tutorials' started by tmpatton22, Aug 16, 2021.

  1. Since people are probably getting things back from tanneries and starting to mount deer. I thought I would share how I repair holes in the lips. This is a deer but you can use the same steps for any animal. The only difference May be That you may have to use a different stitch. However, when making this type of repair I almost always use the hidden stitch.
    The key to making this work is to use the invisible thread and a super small needle. You will want to evenly spaced your stitches to ensure that the hole closes evenly.
    1. (Hopefully the pictures are in the correct order. If not I apologize) This shows a hole in the lip
    2. Same hole but has the dead/excess skin removed to make clean edges. You will also want to cut a football shape if possible but with this one the lip was in the way so I just made the opposite end pointed.
    3. you will want to start sewing at the top of the hole. The top of the hole is determined by looking at the direction the hair is growing.
    4. start sewing, pictured is how to do the hidden stitch. Make sure to keep hair out of your stitches. After a few stitches pull tight and press the sewn area flat.
    5. tie off your thread with whatever method you prefer. For added strength(but less flexibility, you can put some super glue on the skin side of the hole.
    6. when mounted be sure to taxi skin towards the repaired area. This will keep it from pulling as it dries. Also be sire to babysit the area at least once a day. Groom the hair in the repaired area this will help to hide the hole. If done correctly you shouldn’t have to do anything else to the repaired area. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  2. Great job.
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  3. Jon S

    Jon S Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the tips!
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