Section I. GENERAL
stitching. and backstitch or overstitch breaks and ends
not less than one inch to prevent raveling. Where
Machine stitch all sewing except emergency repairs.
stitching is permitted, use the types of stitches, thread
Operating and maintenance instructions for sewing
size, and stitches per inch as indicated in table 6-1.
machines are contained in TM 10-3530-203-10.
Restitch loose, broken, or defective stitches, Maintain
thread tension to prevent loose
Table 6-1. Stitching Table
6 to 8
Two-man mountain tent
6 to 8
damaged material: allow enough material to be folded
under the edges a minimum of 11 inch.
Darning in the shelter-half and two-man mountain tent is
(6) Sew a row of stitching 1/8 inch from edge.
not allowed in the body, door, end, or floor sections.
(7) Use a grommet patch when repairing an area
where a grommet has been torn loose. Cut the patch
large enough to cover both sides of damaged area when
a. Shelter-Half Tent.
the patch is folded. Turn all edges under and stitch in
(1) Use the watershed patch for general repair
place with a row, of stitching 1/8 inch from edge. Insert
except at ridge of tent where a rectangular type of patch
a new grommet.
A hole or tear in the tentage larger than X inch
and smaller than 4X4 inch in diameter or length
(8) Use watershed patch to repair seams of panels
ma! be repaired by- a cemented or sewn patch.
where a hole or tear exists near or on seam. Cut the
provided the damage is not on a seam, edge, or
patch large enough to extend 2 inches on all sides of
in an area sup- porting hardware.
damaged area. Turn patch edge under and sew row of
stitches 1/8 inch from patch edge. Turn item over and
(2) Cut patches from matching salvage material or
cut away damaged material: then fold under at least 1/2
new material. Watershed patches are cut large enough
inch and sew a row of stitching 1/8 inch from edge.
to overlap 2 inches on all sides of area being repaired.
b. Two-Man Mountain Tent.
This allows 3 inch turn-under on the edges.
(3) Fold patch in half lengthwise and make a roof-
type top edge by cutting from open edges to the folded
Patch damaged area with two patches making
center at an angle of approximately 22-1/2 degrees to
sure to rise an olive drab patch and a natural
(4) Place patch on outside of tent over the
damaged area. Turn under patch edge. and stitch into
(1) Cut two patches (olive drab and natural) of
place with a row, of stitching not more than 1/8 inch
equal size, large enough to extend on all sides of
damaged area and allow for a 1/2 inch turn-under.
(5) Turn the item over and cut away the
(2) Place the first patch over the damaged