GROMMET MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS (CONT)
Measure damaged area (1).
If connector assembly has a row of damaged grommets, replace entire section with one
patch and a row of new grommets. Overlap should be larger and an extra seam added
Cut a patch (2) from matching fabric. Make patch large enough to fold over and cover damage (1) on both sides and
extend 2-3/4 in. (69.9 mm) beyond damage (1) on both sides.
Turn patch (2) face up and mark chalk lines on patch (2) 3/4 in. (19.1 mm) from all edges.
Fold under edges along chalk lines and crease folded edges (3) in place.
Fold patch (2) in half and lap over edge of connector assembly (4) covering damaged area (1).
Place fabric (1) and patch (2) on sewing table.
Sew patch (2) in place by stitching a seam (5) around patch 1/8 in. (3.2 mm) from folded edges (3). Sew through all
layers. Tack seam (5) by sewing over at least 1 in. (25.4 mm) from end of seam (5).
10. Insert grommets (6) into patch (2). Refer to para 4-11, step 3, for procedure on inserting grommets.