General Fabric Repair FM 10-16 by United States Government US Army

By United States Government US Army

This technical guide, TM 4-42.21 (FM 10-16) basic textile fix, is a consultant for material fix experts, group of workers certified in MOS 92S, grades E1 via E7. it may be utilized by group of workers in either cellular and glued fix devices. This handbook involves normal directions for the inspection and service of army garments, textiles, canvas, and webbing. It covers equipment for stitching by means of hand and via laptop. It comprises instructions for other kinds of stitches, seams, darns, and patches. It explains easy methods to exchange fasteners (zippers) and goods. guides which pertain to textile fix are indexed in the back of the guide. This ebook applies to the lively military, the military nationwide defend (ARNG)/Army nationwide defend of the U.S. (ARNGUS), and the USA military Reserve (USAR) until in a different way said. The proponent of this booklet is HQ TRADOC.

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4-7. REPLACING HOOK AND PILE FASTENER Hook and pile fasteners (Figure 4-13) are used to close openings and to make adjustments in cuffs and waistbands. Each fastener consists of two pieces of tape. One piece is covered with a thick pile of small nylon loops. The other piece is covered with rows of small nylon hooks. When the two pieces are overlapped and pressed together, the hooks grip the loops. The two pieces will cling together until they are pulled apart. Repeated use can pull out the stitches which were used to attach the fastener to the garment or textile item.

A fabric repair specialist examines a garment or textile item and notes how the zipper was sewn in before attempting to replace it. Figure 4-10. Separating zipper a. Replacing a Nonseparating Zipper in Trousers. (1) To remove zipper from trousers (Figure 4-12)-(a) Start at the left side of the fly and rip stitches. ) (b) Where the zipper is tucked under at the waistband, rip just enough stitches to remove the end of the zipper. (c) In cutting the stitches, take necessary precautions not to damage the trouser material.

Turn under the raw edge of the belt or strap. Fold the belt or strap under at the buckle. g. Stitch the underlap in place with two rows of stitching 1/16 to 1/8 inch from the edge. Tack all seams. Figure 4-15. Replacing a buckle 4-21 FM 10-16 4-10. REPAIRING OR REPLACING EYELETS Eyelets are used on belts and straps to hold the buckle tongue in place. Eyelets are also used on garments and textile items that have lacing and drawstrings. The edge of an eyelet is reinforced with buttonhole stitches or a metal ring.

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