9-6 REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
Table 9-5. Stitching Instruction-Continued
Coat All-Weather, Man's
STITCHES PER INCH
502, 503, or 504
515, 516, or 519
Buttonholes (1-1/8 inch)
Buttonholes (7/8 Inch)
Buttonholes (5/8 inch)
Buttonholes (1/2 inch)
Patching and darning. Repair rips and tears that will not be visible when garment is worn. Repair small
rips and tears not more than 1/2-inch across their greatest dimension by drawing the edges together and
darning with a zig-zag stitch. Repair holes, rips, and tears greater than 1/2 inch by patching when
acceptable to appearance standards. Cut patch from material matching that being repaired and insert
under the damaged area. Cut patch large enough to extend from 1/4 to 3/8 inch around the perimeter of
the opening. Darn or patch areas in pockets, vent openings, or other areas that will not be visible when
garment is worn.
Buttons. Replace missing, broken, or damaged buttons with matching ones (Sec III) Aline buttons with
Buttonholes. Fashion buttonholes of the eyelet-end square bar type over gimp to properly fit and move
free over button. Repair buttonholes by reshaping the enlarged buttonhole before reworking and then pull
it into shape by hand or machine. Stitch a small reinforcement patch to the underside of the garment and
rework the buttonhole through the patch. Tack ends of buttonhole securely. Use thread and stitching listed
in (a) above.
Pockets and Flaps. Repair or replace torn, missing, or defective pockets and flaps Restitch ripped seams
on flaps and pockets. Darn small holes and tears when necessary; patch slightly larger holes if the darning
and patching will not be visible when garment is worn.
Vents. Darn or patch holes, tears, and frays that will not be visible when the garment is worn.