ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
2-17. Repair Procedures (CONT).
b. Stitching and Restitching. Perform stitching and restitching as follows, referring to tables 2-2 and 2-3:
(1) Parachute canopy assemblies. The stitching and restitching made on parachute canopies should be
accomplished with thread that is contrasting in color to the fabric being restitched. If contrasting color thread is
not available, thread of matching color may be used, providing all other specifications are met. Straight
stitching and restitching on parachute canopy assemblies should be locked by at least 2 inches at each end of a
stitch row, when possible. Zig-zag stitching does not require locking; however, zig-zag restitching should
extend at least 1/4 inch into undamaged stitching at each end, when possible. When restitching parachute
canopy assemblies, stitch directly over the original stitching and follow the original stitch pattern as closely as
Table 2-2 Sewing Machine Code Symbols.
SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL: General sewing; 301 stitch; light
duty, NSN 3530-01-177-8590.
SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL: Zig-zag; 308 stitch, medium duty;
SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL: Zig-zag; 308 stitch; light duty,
SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL: General sewing, 301 stitch; heavy
duty, NSN 3530-01-177-8588.
SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL General sewing; 301 stitch; medium
duty, NSN 3530-01-177-8591.
SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL. Darning; lock stitch;
SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL 301 stitch; light heavy duty;
SEWING MACHINE, INDUSTRIAL: 301 stitch, double-needle;