New Leather Sewing Machine

Do you want to put together a pack, build a dog harness, add some straps to your armor, or just sew something really heavy duty?

With YuKonstruct’s new Tippmann Boss Hand Stitcher you can!

From the manufacturer……

“Sew through Leather, up to 3/4 Thick. This machine will also sew nylon, canvas, urethane, plastic, sheepskin, etc. No need to worry about cords, outlets or mechanical hook-ups because this machine is designed to be completely self sufficient. A Simple pull of the handle is all it takes to start stitching. The Tippmann Boss Leather Sewing Machine completes a precise lock stitch with every pull of the handle.”

Make it Wild: Re-usable Game Bags

YuKonstruct and the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust partnered up to teach a group of hunters about sewing and caring for meat in the field.  Sound like a odd mix? Not when you are making a customized re-usable game bag!

Conservation Officer, Aaron Koss Young, taught tips for being prepared to care for meat in the field. As preparing and preserving high quality meat begins the moment you get your hands on your harvest, the re-usuable game bags are a great tool for hunters. These synthetic/cotton blend bags allow air to reach the meat and help it to cool and form a crust. The material is also a tight enough weave (unlike conventional cheesecloth) to make sure that dirt and insects are kept off the meat in the field.

Aaron is passionate about preventing meat waste. He inspired the group with an epic tale of protecting his meat from high temperatures and swarms of insects by creating smudges, using a glacier as a substitute freezer, and digging trenches at midnight. The take home message: Take only what you need and use all that you take.

Game Bag

In addition to the tips about caring for meat, our hunters learned to use YuKonstruct’s new domestic sewing machines. They mastered the French seam to create a game bag specific for their harvest this year.

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Don’t miss the next installment of the Make it Wild Workshop Series developed in partnership with the Fish and Wildlife Enhancement Trust – so far we’ve made bat houses, paddles, pike lures, and game bags. Check our website calendar for what we’ll do next!

 

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