Suturing models for teaching perineal and episiotomy repairs. Simulators have a lifelike skin for realistic suturing practice, offering students the opportunity to learn good surgical techniques. The simulators provide students with a variety of repair experiences without the constraint of time and concern for safety, which are factors with a live patient. It is ideal for group demonstrations as well as individual practice or one-on-one instruction. These portable models allow the learner to develop a “feel” for instrument handling, tension on suture, and the advantages of one method of tying knots over another.