16-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE-Continued
301 or 401
50/3 - 50/3
50/3 - 50/3
52-56 per Buttonhole
101 or 301
50/3 - 50/3
28 per Bartack
(b) Patching and darning Repair small holes and tears not exceeding 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) in diameter by
darning. Patch holes, rips, tears and areas worn thin which are greater than 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) in
any dimension. The patch will match as nearly as possible the material being repaired in type,
quality, and color. Cut away the damaged area and turn edges under not less than 1/2 inch (1.27
cm) and not more than 1 inch (2 54 cm) around the perimeter of the opening, with not less than 3/8
inch (0.952 cm) turnunder of all edges except selvage edge Pre-cut patches to provide symmetry.
Inspect previously patched areas and repair if found defective Cut away all mildew areas and darn,
patch or replace. Retack defective bartacks using the original construction method Replace missing
parts or parts damaged beyond repair using original construction method.
(c) Buttons. Replace missing, damaged, or loose buttons with matching ones. Align buttons with
(d) Drawcords Replace missing or defective drawcords in lengths to match original construction.
(e) Eyelets. Replace missing, loose, badly split, and off-center eyelets. Darn enlarged eyelet hole with
No. 50/3 thread Punch holes receiving eyelets smaller than outside diameter of eyelet barrel so that
barrel must be forced through material.
Sleeve closure. Replace defective elastic webbing in sleeve.
(g) Flaps. Repair or replace torn, missing, or defective flaps. Restitch ripped seams or loose stitching.
(h) Pockets. Restitch loose or ripped trouser hip pockets. Replace missing or defective pockets with
ones fabricated of like material, size, and design of the original.
Binding and facing. Restitch defective stitching in binding and facing Replace torn, frayed or
missing bindings and facings or such parts that have mildewed or rotted.
After cleaning and repair, resize garments according to sizes listed in the appropriate sizing table (tables 16-3 and 16-4).
When garments vary in size from original markings, obliterate old marking and mark proper size with indelible pencil or
waterproof ink. When measurements do not correspond to the measurements listed, re-label to next lowest size.