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« : July 30, 2015, 05:01:13 PM »

I have a project that involves sewing a hide with hair...I don't know if the creature is/was horse or cow?  It had hair.  I am inserting the hair part into a border of hairless, finished leather.  My concern is how to keep hair from having "cowlicks" as I seam it together.  I have sewed leather many times.  I use a leather needle, pray that I get it right the first time, etc.
I am wondering if I "shave the hide just a millimeter or so into the seam allowance.  I do have hair clippers that I could do just that. 
Any ideas or experiences on this?

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« #1 : July 30, 2015, 05:33:13 PM »

You just reminded me of a project Rose did a while back. A customer asked her to make two pillows from these hides. The way she solved the hair issue was to sew them and then go back and pick the hairs out with a needle. Worked for her.

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