19-6. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE - Continued
(d) Buttonholes. Reshape enlarged buttonholes by securely tacking the ends for proper fit over corresponding
buttons. Rework damaged buttonholes by stitching a small reinforcement patch to the underside of the shirt and
reworking through the patch. Buttonholes shall be of the straight-cut, purl or whip type and the finished cut length
shall be according to original construction.
(e) Pocket and flaps. Repair or replace torn, missing or defective pockets and flaps. Restitch ripped seams, loose
or missing stitching on flaps and pockets. Darn small holes, cuts and tears and patch slightly larger holes. The
darning and patching shall not be visible when the pocket flap is buttoned.
Shoulder loops. Restitch loose or missing stitching, and replace missing or defective shoulder loop. 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
(g) 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 instruction and requirement for
classification. In process inspections will be performed for quality of workmanship and correct application of repair
procedure. The completed items will be inspected for serviceable appearance and condition, to Insure against return of a
substandard product to supply channels.