STITCHING REPAIR INSTRUCTIONS
This task covers:
Repair kit, tentage (Appendix B, Section II, Item 2)
Tape, measuring (Appendix B, Section III, Item 7)
Beeswax (Appendix D, Item 1)
Complexing Kit Passageway removed from shelter. (Refer to para 2-5.)
Stitching repair should be done by sewing machine if possible. Hand sewing repairs are
done only in an emergency. Temporary hand sewing repairs should machine sewn as
soon possible. Refer to Chapter 5. Machine sewing instructions.
Measure damage and determine total length of repair. Estimate how much thread is needed and cut to proper
Waxing thread keeps it from fraying, protects it from weather, and helps the thread pass
more easily through the fabric.