ARMY TM 10-1670-282-23&P
AIR FORCE TO. 13C5-30-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-33
Panels and Flaps.
This task covers:
Shears, Item 15, Appendix B
Inspected (paragraph 2-9, 2-13)
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Darning, Item 21, Appendix B
Laid out on work table
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 17, Appendix B
Yardstick, Item 25, Appendix B
Cloth, Duck, Cotton, 12.29 Oz, Type Ill, Item 9,
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 25/26, Appendix D
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 15/16, Appendix D
Stitching. Stitch and restitch broken or loose stitching with thread which matches the color of the original
stitching, when possible. Use a light-duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch. Lock all
straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 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, in accordance with
Darning. Darn a hole or tear which does not exceed 3/4 inch in length or diameter according to procedures in
paragraph 2-17c, using a darning sewing machine with size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch. There is no limit to
the number of darns which may be made on the bag panels and flaps.
Patching. Patch a hole or tear which exceeds 3/4 inch in length or diameter using 12.29 ounce cotton duck
cloth, a light-duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch and specifics in table 2-3. There is no
limit to the number of patches which may be made on the bag panels and flaps. Proceed as follows:
Patches may be applied to the inside or outside of pack.
Smooth fabric around the damaged area, and secure with pushpins. Do not pin damaged area.
Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around the area to be
Cut damaged area fabric along lines made in (b), above. Further cut fabric diagonally at each corner to
allow a 1/2-inch foldback in raw edges.