14-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
Shoulder loops. Restitch loose or missing stitching, and replace missing or defective shoulder
loops. When the outer face of a shoulder loop shows unacceptable defects, reverse and place on
opposite shoulder, provided shade of fabric matches. When replacement is necessary, fabricate
shoulder loops as original construction from conforming cloth.
Hems. Turn under all frayed hems and stitch 1/16 to 1/8-inch (0.159 to 0.318 cm) from edge.
All work shall be accomplished by personnel skilled in the particular trade applicable to their duties in the repair of subject
items. Darning shall be neatly accomplished and patches shall be of the proper size and firmly stitched to the garments.
Stitching and reseaming shall be secure, and loose ends shall be trimmed and removed. Buttons shall be securely and
properly attached to function as Intended. The finished items shall be completely and well repaired, thoroughly cleaned,
and free from all defects which may effect serviceability or general appearance.
The inspection or quality control unit is responsible for determining compliance with repair instructions and requirement
for classification. In process inspections will be performed for quality of workmanship and correct application of repair
procedure. The completed item will be inspected for serviceable appearance and condition, to insure against return of a
substandard product to supply channels.