REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
Resizing. Resize all items after repair and cleaning according to schedules listed in tables 71-2 through 7-6.
When item's deviate in size from original marking, obliterate the old marking, and print or stamp the proper size
with an indelible pencil or waterproof Ink near the old size. When an item measures smaller than the size listed,
mark the next lower size in the garment. Items with measurements falling below the lowest size in the schedule
will not be accepted as condition code "B".
Food handler's apron. The Army uses the one-piece bib apron with tie loops and separate tie and neck
tapes Size 1 is 46 inches (116.84cm) long.
Food handler's white cotton drill coat. The coat when measured, shall be closed (snapped) and laid out
without tension on a smooth, flat surface so that creases and wrinkles will not affect the measurement.
Smooth out the area to be patched so that the tear is closed or very nearly closed, and so that there will be
no wrinkles, folded seams, or other protrusions under the iron when it is applied. Pre-warm the area to be
patched by pressing with a household electric dry Iron, or steam iron used dry. With the iron set at the
cotton Indicator or as high as possible without scorching the fabric, apply the iron for 5 seconds or more.
Immediately position the patch of the desired size and shape. Hold the iron on the patch for about 12
seconds. Use no more than a slight rotating or reciprocal motion of the iron and apply constant pressure.
Remove the iron and allow the patched area to cool in place for about 5 seconds or long enough so that
the patch will not life off when the garment is removed from the ironing board. Patches that are longer
than the iron may be ironed in sections, starting at the center and completing each section before
proceeding to the next section. Overlapping of the Iron upon a previously bonded section is permissible.
Carefully trim away any frayed protrusions at the torn edges.
Table 7-1. Stitching Instructions
*May use 70/2 thread.