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Old 07-23-2007, 09:10 PM   #1
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Holey moley

If you look close, almost every buckskin has holes somewhere in them.

How do you plug up buckskin holes where they will be permanently repaired?
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Old 07-24-2007, 10:47 AM   #2
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The little holes can be darned shut. The larger ones can be patched. If you use a fine thread, that is the color of the hide, and sew on the inside you can often make a nearly invisible patch. Sometimes, with patches I scrap the edges thinner, so they don't pucker.
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If the holes have an hardened edge, I usually trim it off before patching.
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what would be nice of the tanners is to sew up the hole with sinew just before you prepare to break the hide......lol...but thats not happening, I agree with olchemist and wyo....
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I agree with all of you. I remember my mom doing the patching and all for buckskin dresses, etc.
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I agree with the ladies also, especially about scraping the edges to make it thinner so it will blend in more. What I did on my daughters white buckskin dress where there was a bigger hole on an other wise perfect hide....... I made the most of it. I patched from behind... then I made a long leather strip about 1/4" wide and wove it around the hole letting the ends hang long. Then I used old time chevrons and old glass trade beads. It looks really good.
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All these ladies are correct in their methods. I haven't ever had a full hide that didn't have at least one bullet hole in it somewhere. The only other thing I do is applying a very thin layer of barge or other leather glue between the two hidden layers before I do my sewing on the edges that show.
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WHOME, I JUST THOUGHT OF SOMETHING. BESIDES THIS BEING A GREAT AND LEGITIMATE TOPIC FOR A THREAD.....DO YOU SIT AT POWWOWS AND STARE AT LADIES DRESSES? THE HOLE IN MY DRESS JUST HAPPENS TO BE JUST ABOUT FRONT AND CENTER ON MY SKIRT! I HOPE WHEN YOU'VE DONE YOUR OBSERVING, YOU'VE BEEN A GENTLEMAN ABOUT IT? J/K with you, I had an image in my head over the re-reading of this thread, made me giggle a little picturing it.
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WW,

I've helped make two buckskin dresses, made numerous leggings and a few pairs of moccasins. In this process I helped pick the hides and noticed all the holes.

That got me thinkin' .... "does every buckskin have holes?

So I started lookin' and before you know it....

"Whoop there it IS!"

This thread popped out
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Well if you're lucky enough to have a good hunter and know somebody that tans, you can get perfect hides.
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"whoop there it is!"

Ha Ha heh!
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So when we finally meet, and you see me looking at your hole, *L

don't think I'm trying to start something funny. ; )
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So when we finally meet, and you see me looking at your hole, *L

don't think I'm trying to start something funny. ; )
I'll tell my hubby, oh thats just that Whome character, "he's an expert on buckskin dresses.." Nevermind him, he's just studying how my dress is made.
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So when we finally meet, and you see me looking at your hole, *L

don't think I'm trying to start something funny. ; )
Just trying to imagine that makes me laugh every time!!
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