How long do you cover stitches for?
Protect the stitches.
You may need to cover your stitches with a bandage for 24 to 48 hours, or as directed. Do not bump or hit the suture area. This could open the wound. Do not trim or shorten the ends of your stitches.
How do I know how many stitches to pick up?
How to Calculate the Correct Number of Stitches to Pick Up
- Measure the edge of the fabric you are working into.
- Measure the gauge of the trim you are adding.
- Multiply the number of stitches per 1cm in the trim by the length of the fabric you are working into.