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) Using a darning needle and a length of size A or E nylon thread, begin darning at one corner of the
marked area. Working parallel with the marking, pass the needle and thread back and forth through
the material until the opposite diagonal corner of the marked area is reached (A, figure 2-73).
(c) Turn the material and weave the needle and thread back and forth across the stitching made in (b)
above until the hole is completely darned (B, figure 2-73).
Figure 2-73. Hand Darning Method.
(d) If applicable, restencil informational data or identification marks as outlined in paragraph 2-19
d. Zig-zag Sewing. (Refer to Tables 2-2 and 2-3). Components of the T-10B, except parachute canopy,
that have sustained cut or tear damage may be repaired by zig-zag sewing provided the applicable damaged
area does not have any material missing and the cut or tear is straight or L-shaped. Should the damaged area
be irregular shaped or have material missing, the repair will be achieved by either darning or patching, as
required. A zig-zag sewing repair will be accomplished using a zig-zag sewing machine, with the following
(1) Set the sewing machine to the maximum stitch width.