BUCKLES, FASTENERS, AND WEBBING MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS (CONT)
Webbing is used as strapping by which cloth/fabric items are held, fastened, pulled, or
lifted. The ends of the webbing are left plain or rolled, angled, or shaped to take
Stitching repair should be done by sewing machine if possible. Hand sewing repairs
are done only in an emergency. Temporary hand sewing repairs should be machine
sewn as soon as possible.
Notice which bar of the buckle (1) or fastener (2) the webbing (3) is lapped over. On some items, it is the center bar.
On others, it is one of the end bars.
Cut through and remove stitches (4) at the end of the overlap.
Unfold the overlap and remove the buckle or fastener. Retain the hardware for reuse when the webbing is being
When the hardware is defective, obtain a new or salvaged item the same type and size as the original one.
Measure webbing, including folded under section, to determine length of webbing needed.