ARMY TM 10-1670-281-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-32-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-32
2-39. Deployment Bag Edge Binding.
This task covers:
Knife, Hot Metal, Item 5, Appendix B
Cleaned, paragraph 2-12
Knife, Item 4, Appendix B
Inspected, paragraph 2-9, 2-13
Sewing Machine, Medium-Duty, Item 19, Appendix B
Laid out on work table
Shears, Item 14, Appendix B
Yardstick, Item 24, Appendix B
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 39/40, Appendix D
Tape, Nylon, ¾ -Inch Wide, Type III, Item 32,
a. Stitching. Stitch and restitch broken or loose stitching with size E nylon thread which matches the
color of the original stitching, when possible. Lock all straight stitching by backstitching at least ½ inch.
Restitch by overstitching each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Restitch directly over the original
stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible. Stitch according to para. 2-18 and table 2-
b. Splicing. Splice an edge binding an unlimited number of times as follows:
Cut a length of ¾ -inch wide type III nylon tape 2 inches longer than the damaged area. Sear the
Make a ½ -inch fold under on each end of tape length.
Center and fold the tape lengthwise over the damaged area. Secure the splice by making two rows
of stitching over the original stitching, the full length of the splice, to a point ½ inch beyond each end
of the splice material according to the details in figure 2-129. Use a medium-duty sewing machine
and size E nylon thread. Stitching shall be 7 to 11 stitches per inch.