ADHESIVE NYLON PARACHUTE MENDING CLOTH WILL NOT
BE USED in the construction or application of a miscellaneous
a. Place canopy inside out on a repair table, smooth fabric around damaged area, and secure
damaged section to table with pushup pins. Do not pin damaged area of section.
b. As required, cut applicable stitching to remove or lay aside items that may interfere with patching
c. Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark damaged area. Mark the ½-inch from
any adjacent seam or reinforced seam, except where the width of the foldback is limited by the
width of the reinforced seam.
d. Prepare damaged area hole by cutting along marks made in step c., above. Also make a
diagonal cut at each corner of formed hole to permit a foldback of each raw edge.
e. To complete hole preparation, make a 1/2-inch fold back of each raw edge. Pin and baste each
edge foldback using procedures detailed in this WP.
Using same type material as in original canopy construction, mark and cut a patch 2 ½-inches
wider and longer than inside measurements of prepared hole.
g. Center patch material over prepared hole.
h. Make a ½-inch fold under on each edge of patch material and pin patch material in position.
Baste patch to prepared area. Basting is performed using procedures detailed in this WP.
Remove pushpins securing canopy to repair table and secure patch by stitching according to the
details in the illustrations above and below, using stitching specifics outlined in tables 1 and 2.