a. Invert the canopy and center the damaged section on the worktable.
b. Smooth the area around the damaged section; ensure that the radial and diagonal seams are
straight. Place the pins through the radial and diagonal seams as far above and below the damaged
sections as necessary.
c. Remove the damaged section by cutting fabric ½-inch from all the seams except at a skirt and
upper or lower lateral band, where the section can be cut out flush with the lateral band.
d. Fold back the raw edges of the trimmed seams ½-inch and baste to the seam with size A, nylon
thread, or ticket No. 24/4, cotton thread.
e. Bias-cut a piece of appropriate nylon parachute cloth for the new section; allow at least 3-inches of
extra fabric on each raw edge.
Position the new fabric so that the selvedge edges lie parallel to, and overlap, the diagonal seams.
g. Turn-under the edges along the radial seams ½-inch so that the turned edges are aligned with the
outside edges of the diagonal seams. Secure to the table with pushpins.
h. Turn-under the edges along the radial seam so the folded edges are aligned with the center of the
radial seams. Measure 1-inch from the outside of the radial seam as a guide and cut off the excess
material. Turn-under the edges along the radial seam so the folded edge is aligned with the outside
edge of the radial seam.
Baste all edges and remove the pushpins.
Using a light-duty sewing machine and size E, nylon thread, sew a row of stitches, 7 to 11 stitches
per inch, around the outside edge of the new section.
k. Turn the canopy right side out. Using a light-duty sewing machine and size E, nylon thread, sew a
row of stitches, 7 to 11 stitches per inch, around the inside edge of the new section.
Remove all basting and make certain the radial tape moves freely in the channel.
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