ARMY TM 10-1670-294-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-33-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-34
Table 2-3. Stitching and Restitching Specifications.
Other parachute Items Stitching and restitching on other parachute items constructed from cloth,
canvas, and webbing should be accomplished with thread which matches the color of the original stitching,
when possible. All straight stitching should be locked by backstitching at least 1/2 inch Restitching should be
locked by overstitching each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch. Zig-zag stitching does not require locking,
however, zig-zag restitching should extend at least 1/4 inch into undamaged stitching at each end, when
possible. Restitching should be made directly over the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as
closely as possible.