2-5. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE OF SLEEPING BAGS, INTERMEDIATE COLD AND
EXTREME COLD TYPE Il. - Continued
(3) Replacement. Cut a length of 3/4 inch (1.905 cm) tape 57 inches long or 76 inches long (144.78 cm)
(Mountain and arctic sleeping bags); 58 inches (147.32 cm) long (Type I, Intermediate Cold Sleeping
bags); 68 inches (172.72 cm) long (Type II, Extreme Cold Sleeping Bags). Hem both ends of tape 3/4-
plus or minus 1/4-inch (0.635 cm) with the raw edge turned under and bartacked or seamed. Fold the
tape in half and insert the strap, forming a 1-inch (2.54 cm) inside loop and seam to outer plies of
casing. Turn the edges of the inner pliers to the inside, catching the foot straps in the stitching 1-plus or
minus 1/4-inch from the seams of the outer ply. Bartack or seam the tie straps together 1/4 inch (0.635
cm) from outside ply casing at foot end of bag.
h. Splicing. Cut damaged tape and overlap tape 1 inch and stitch with a boxstitch formation. Fold end of tape
and bartack or seam end as in original construction.
Repair or Binding Tape. Overlap the binding tape with new tape (Section Ill), extending the new tape at
least one inch beyond the damaged area. Turn the binding edges under 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) and stitch 1/8 inch
(0.31 75 cm) in from edge of tape. If the damaged area is at the face opening eyelets, remove the eyelets
prior to performing the above repair. Remove and replace the eyelets as specified in j below.
Eyelets (Mountain and Arctic Sleeping Bags).
(1) Resetting. Reset a loose eyelet by using appropriate dies.
(2) Removal. Remove a damaged eyelet by cutting it with diagonal wire cutters. Be careful not to cut or
damage the fabric, webbing or tape.
(3) Installation. Without damage to the fabric, install the new eyelet (with proper sized dies) according to
the original construction.
k. Stitching. The following thread sizes, stitches per inch and types of stitch (as illustrated in Federal
Standard 751) will be used where stitching is required. Backstitch thread ends and breaks at least 3/4 inch
(1 .905 cm). Maintain thread tension to prevent loose stitching; using material listed in Section Ill and table
2-1 or table 2-2.
Table 2-1. Stitching (Mountain and Arctic Sleeping Bags)
THREAD TYPE I-
CLASS I NEEDLE AND BOBBIN