ARMY TM 10-1670-271-23&P
AIR FORCE TO 14D1-2-464-2
MARINE CORPS TM 01136B-23&P/1
(b) Restitching. Proceed as follows
1 Manufactured woven stow loops that are torn more than half way through may be stitched down
(making them unusable), provided a minimum of ten stow loops per stow panel remain. Use a
medium duty sewing machine with size 3, nylon thread to stitch 7-11 stitches per inch (B, figure 2-
2 If fifty percent of stitching is loose or broken on one rolled stow, restitch the stow loop to the stow loop
panel. If stitching in more than one adjacent rolled stow is broken more than 3/4 inch in either stow,
restitch all stow loops on that side (B, figure 2-99). Use a medium duty sewing machine, size 3 nylon
thread and 7 to 11 stitches per inch
(5) Darning. Darning is a sewing procedure used to repair limited size holes, rips, and tears in assorted
airdrop Items constructed from textile material. A darning repair may be made either by hand or sewing
machine, depending upon the method preferred and the availability of equipment Refer to paragraph 2-17, and
use the following guidelines.
A darning machine should be used to darn small holes and tears where fabric is
(a) Darn small holes or tears in the main panel, reinforcement panel, side flaps, paddle pocket, locking
stow panel, suspension line protector cover, and locking stow loop hood if the holes or tears do not
exceed 3/4-inch in length or diameter. Use size E nylon thread, 7-11 stitches per inch
(b) Darning of previously patched material can be performed provided darning size limitations
prescribed in (1), above, are not exceeded.
(c) Machine darning Proceed as follows:
1 Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square around the damaged area and
ensure that the marking is at least 1/4 Inch back from each edge of the damaged area.
2 Darn the damaged area by sewing the material in a back-and-forth manner.
3 Turn the material and stitch back and forth across the stitching made in step 2, above, until the hole
or tear is completely darned (figure 2-100).
4 If applicable, restencil informational data, gore number(s), or identification marks in accordance with
(6) Patching Patch holes in the suspension line protector cover that exceed 3/4-inch in length or diameter.
Proceed as follows:
(a) Place the reparable item on a repair table, smooth the fabric around the damaged area, and secure
the Item to the table with pushpins. Do not pin the damaged area.
(b) Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around the area to