ARMY TM 10-1670-276-23&P
AIR FORCE T.O. 13C5-29-2
NAVY NAVAIR 13-1-29
2-38. Deployment Bag Panels and Flaps.
This task covers:
Shears, Item 12, Appendix B
inspected (paragraph 2-9)
Knife, Item 5, Appendix B
Cleaned (paragraph 2-12)
Sewing Machine, Darning, Item 17, Appendix B
Laid out on work table
Sewing Machine, Light Duty, Item 13, Appendix B
Yardstick, Item 20, Appendix B
Cloth, Cotton, Duck, 12.29 Oz, Item 7, Appendix D
Thread, Nylon, Size E, Item 33/34, Appendix D
Pencil, Marking Aid, Item 21/22, Appendix D
(1) Stitching. Stitch and restitch broken or loose stitching with thread which matches the color of the original
stitching, when possible. Use a light-duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch Lock all
straight stitching by backstitching at least 1/2 inch. Restitch by overstitching each end of the stitch formation by 1/2 inch.
Restitch directly over the original stitching, following the original stitch pattern as closely as possible, in accordance with
(2) Darning. Darn a hole or tear which does not exceed 3/4 inch in length or diameter according to procedures in
paragraph 2-17c, using a darning sewing machine with size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch. There is no limit to
the number of darns which may be made on the bag panels and flaps.
(3) Patching. Patch a hole or tear which exceeds 3/4 inch in length or diameter using 12.29 ounce cotton duck cloth,
a light-duty sewing machine and size E nylon thread, 7 to 11 stitches per inch and specifics in table 2-3. There is no limit
to the number of patches which may be made on the bag panels and flaps Proceed as follows
Patches may be applied to the inside or outside of deployment bag
Smooth fabric around the damaged area, and secure with pushpins. Do not pin damaged area.
Using an authorized marking aid of contrasting color, mark a square or rectangle around the area to be
patched and insure one side of marked square or rectangle is parallel to warp or tilling of fabric.
Cut damaged area fabric along lines made in (b), above. Further cut fabric diagonally at each corner to allow
a 1/2-inch foldback in raw edges.