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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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sewing holes

Any advice on how to sew a hole in a coyote??? What to use and how to go about it??

Shot a nice yote yesterday...entrance hole was big...exit is fine...its the heaviest furred yote ive ever taken...likely going to sell it to make my group look better...if i dont sew it, it will definitely show..it is right where the neck meets the shoulder...i was worried about the exit but smashed the shoulder going in and the pelt just tore bad...
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 07:40 PM
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Re: sewing holes

I have never sewed a pelt, but have sewed many other things and a blind stitch is the best for repairs. Do a Google for this. If it fixes a $1500 sofa set, a coyote will thank you!
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 07:59 PM
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Re: sewing holes

Just be carefull when you flesh around the hole and I just double regular thred and use a leather needle.Once you turn the hide fur out you cann`t tell.
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 08:29 PM
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Re: sewing holes

If you flesh and board it,just use push pins to close the hole.Fur out animals hide holes well.
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Re: sewing holes

Thanx guys!! I havent found any local sellers with boards big enough for my yotes....i have wire...dont like it...and it really isnt big enough for most of them...so i will need to sew it up...will be worth it i think...like i said, it is well furred...my jan-feb yotes i trap are bald compared to this one...amazing how they get rubbed...
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Re: sewing holes

Use 2 lb. - 4 lb. test monifiliment fish'n line.
Sew hole with stiches running across the body and hole should run up and down body. Understand? by that, any size hole should be shaped in the direction of nose to tail with sewing from side to side.
Keep fur on fur side while sewing. You may have to cut hole a bit larger or trim to do a neat job.
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Re: sewing holes

Makes sense Hern...thanks!
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Re: sewing holes

I like using braided fishing line. Easier for me to work with.
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Dental floss is stronger than you will ever need and is easy to handle.
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Re: sewing holes

In the past doing taxidermy work I always used fireline braid to sew everything. I like 4 lb test for detail work and it hides well, now i think they have a clear version out there so it should hide even better. If you have a round hole you can cut the ends of it to make it football shaped so it pulls together better and doesn't "wrinkle" when you pull it together.
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