d. Replacing Harness Lowering Line Pocket (1), Pocket Flap (2) and Pocket Tie (3).
(1) Pocket. Replace a damaged lowering line pocket (1) as follows:
(a) Cut stitching and remove damaged pocket from harness. If pocket flap (2) is not damaged remove
flap from pocket.
(b) Fabricate pocket as described in Appendix E.
(c) Turn under raw edges of pocket 1/2 inch, and position pocket on harness as in original construction.
Sew around pocket 1/8 inch from edge using size 3 thread, 5 to 8 stitches per inch and a type HD sewing machine.
(2) Pocket flap. Fabricate new pocket flap (2) as specified in Appendix E, if necessary.
(3) Pocket ties. Replace a damaged pocket tie (3) with a 14-inch length of 3/4-inch Type 1 cotton tape.
Sear ends of tape and turn under one end of tape 1/4 inch. Position this end of tape on edge of lowering line pocket, 2-
inches from the top. Sew pocket tie to pocket using size FF thread, 7 to 9 stitches per inch and a type MD sewing