(3) To plug the felt (1) lining, mark a rectangle around the damaged area. Remove the damaged felt while being
careful not to damage the cotton duck material (2). Cut a piece of felt (1) the size of the piece removed. Position felt
plug into area cleared and sew as shown. Use size 3 thread, 4 to 6 stitches (3) per inch and an HD sewing machine.
b. Repairing Tape, Webbing and Leather. Restitching is the only repair authorized for the tape, webbing, and
leather items on the weapons case. Restitch loose or broken stitching on the corner reinforcement, tiedown loops, quick-
adjustable buckle loop and shock absorber loop using size 3 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch and type HD sewing
machine. Restitch flap thong, and slide fastener thong, using size FF thread, 7 to 9 stitches per inch and a type MD
sewing machine. Restitch the leather reinforcement using size 5 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type VHD sewing
machine. Backstitch at least 1/2 inch.
c. Repairing and Lubricating Slide Fastener. Restitch loose or broken stitching on slide fastener tape using size
FF thread, 7 to 9 stitches per inch and a type MD sewing machine. Apply a small amount of "zipper ease" lubricant to
slide fastener when it becomes difficult to operate.