Sewing Methods

Chicago Style Stitch

1 TWO STRANDS OF CORD

2

3 PULL ALL STITCHES TIGHT

4

STARTING STITCH

FIRST STITCH SECOND STITCH VERTICAL FLAT CABLES B NOTE 2

COMPLETED KNOT

A

NOTE 3

NOTE 4

NOTE 1

NOTE 4

C

D

NOTE 5 NOTE 6 NOTE 7

GROUPED OR SMALL CABLES NOTES: 1. MAKE STARTING STITCH AROUND CABLES - A . 2. USE CHICAGO NEEDLE FOR PASSING TWINE BETWEEN CABLES - A . 3. HOOK END OF LACING TWINE WITH SEWING NEEDLE - PER A . 4. WHEN PASSING TWINE BETWEEN CABLES, LEAVE ENOUGH SLACK ON BOTH SIDES TO MAKE IT EASY TO GRASP THE TWINE WHEN TIGHTENING THE STITCH - PER B . 5. PULL OUT SLACK BEFORE STARTING NEXT STITCH - PER C . 6. MAKE THE LAST STITCH AS SHOWN. TIGHTEN STITCH AND DEAD END WITH A SQUARE KNOT - PER C . 7. REAR VIEW OF COMPLETED STITCH - PER D .

Figure 12 - Methods of Tying the "CHICAGO" Stitch

6. AVOID CROSSED STITCHES UNDER SLAT. 4.Sewing Methods Kansas City Style Stitch NOTE 2 Figure 13a NOTE 1 Figure 13b NOTE 3 NOTE 4 Figure 13c Figure 13d NOTE 5 NOTE 6 Figure 13e NOTE 1 Figure 13f NOTES: 1. THE DIRECTION UNDER THE SLAT SHALL BE REVERSED ON ALTERNATE STITCHES (FIGURE 13e AND 13f). TIGHTEN STITCH UNDER THE SLAT AND HOLD WITH FINGER (FIGURE 13c). REMOVE SLACK BY PULLING UP AND TO THE RIGHT. STITCH WILL BE FURTHER TIGHTENED WHEN SUCCEEDING STITCH IS TIGHTENED (FIGURE 13e). TIGHTEN STITCH BY PULLING TO RIGHT AND DRAWING LOOP TO TOP FRONT OF CABLE. KEEP LOOP ON TOP OF CABLE (FIGURE 13d). 2. Figure 13 ."KANSAS CITY" Stitch . PLACE FREE ENDS UNDER SLAT (FIGURE 13a). 3. 5. PLACE FREE ENDS OVER TWINE AND BACK THROUGH THE LOOP (FIGURE 13b). REMOVE SLACK AND TIGHTEN WITH A STEADY EVEN PULL (FIGURE 13e).

COMPLETED STITCH (FIGURE 14e). Starting Stitch . EVEN UP THE ENDS AND PASS UNDER THE SLAT (FIGURE 14a). AVOID CROSSED STITCHES UNDER SLAT. Figure 14. 4. PLACE FREE ENDS THROUGH LOOP (FIGURE 14c). DOUBLE A LENGTH OF LACING TWINE. 5.Sewing Methods Starting Stitch NOTE 1 NOTE 2 FIGURE 14a FIGURE 14b NOTE 3 FIGURE 14c NOTE 4 FIGURE 14d NOTE 5 FIGURE 14e NOTES: 1. 2. HOLD IN POSITION AND PULL OUT SLACK (FIGURE 14d). TIGHTEN SECURELY ON SLAT. DOUBLE LOOP END BACK ON ITSELF (FIGURE 14b). 3.

2. TIGHTEN KNOTS SECURELY AND CUT OFF ENDS OF TWINE AS SHOWN IN FIGURE 15b. Dead-Ending Cable Stitches . FORM KNOT AS SHOWN IN FIGURE 15a.Sewing Methods Dead Ending Cable Stitches DEAD-ENDING LARGE CABLE RUNS "HAWTHORNE KNOT" ENDING STITCH NOTE 1 NOTE 2 FIGURE 15a FIGURE 15b NOTES: 1. Figure 15.

3. 2. 5. Lacing Second Layer of Cable . TIGHTEN KNOT OVER TOP OUTSIDE EDGE OF CABLE (FIGURE 16d). MAKE "KANSAS CITY" STITCH THROUGH THE FIRST BOTTOM STITCH IN ACCORDANCE WITH FIGURE 16e.Sewing Methods Second Layer Cable lacing NOTE 1 NOTE 2 FIGURE 16a FIGURE 16b NOTE 4 NOTE 3 FIGURE 16c FIGURE 16d NOTE 6 NOTE 5 FIGURE 16e FIGURE 16f NOTES: 1. PULL END OF TWINE UNDER FIRST STITCH WITH AN EVANS NEEDLE ( FIGURE 16b). TIGHTEN KNOT IN PREPARATION FOR SEWING NEXT GROUP OF CABLES OR DEAD END AS SHOWN IN FIGURE 16f. Figure 16. KEEP STITCHES IN STRAIGHT LINE IN CENTER OF STRAP (FIGURE 16a). 6. 4. LOOP END OVER TWINE AND BACK THROUGH LOOP (FIGURE 16c).

NOTE 1 FIGURE 17a B A NOTE 2 FIGURE 17b NOTE 3 B FIGURE 17c NOTE 4 NOTE 5 FIGURE 17d NOTES: 1. RETURN END "A" THROUGH LOOP "B" (FIGURE 17b AND 17c). PLACE THE END OF EXISTING TWINE "A" THROUGH THE LOOP AND WRAP AROUND LOOP "B" TWO TURNS ( FIGURE 17b). ON THE END OF THE TWINE BEING ADDED (LOOP B) MAKE A STARTING LOOP (FIGURE 17a). CUT OFF EXCESS TWINE AFTER TIGHTING THE KNOT (FIGURE 17d). 2.Sewing Methods Splicing Single Strand Lace EXISTING TWINE A TWINE BEING ADDED B .SPLICING SINGLE STRAND LACING TWINE . Figure 17 . 3. TIGHTEN THE KNOT BY PULLING BOTH ENDS (FIGURE 17c). 5. 4.

Sewing Methods (Chicago/Kansas City. CUT OFF EXCESS TWINE AFTER TIGHTING (FIGURE 18c). WHEN LACING CABLE. 2. Splicing Double Strand Lacing Twine.) EXISTING TWINE TWINE BEING ADDED NOTE 1 NOTE 2 FIGURE 18a NOTE 3 FIGURE 18b NOTE 5 NOTES 4 & 6 FIGURE 18c NOTES: 1. Etc. SLIDE LOOP OF STARTING STITCH BACK OVER EXISTING TWINE (FIGURE 18b). 3. PLACE THE KNOT AS CLOSE TO THE CLOSE TO THE CABLE BEING LACED AS POSSIBLE SO IT WILL NOT INTERFER WITH LACING THE SUCCEEDING CABLES (FIGURE 18c). MAKE LOOP FOR STARTING STITCH IN TWINE BEING ADDED (FIGURE 18a). 4. PLACE EXISTING TWINE END THROUGH STARTING STITCH LOOP IN OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS (FIGURE 18a). 5. TIGHTEN THE KNOT (FIGURE 18c). NEW CORD LOOPED 1 2 PASS ENDS OF OLD CORD THROUGH LOOP OF NEW CORD OLD CORD 3 LOCATE SPLICE WHERE IT WILL NOT INTERFERE WITH THE MAKING OF STITCHES TIE WITH DOUBLE KNOT AND CUT ENDS SHORT PULL 4 HOLD HERE WHILE PULLING NEW CORD AS SHOWN Figure 18 .A METHOD OF SPLICING DOUBLE STRAND CORD . 6.

SECURING CABLES TO HORIZONTAL RACKS . TYPICAL RACK STITCHING FIBER SHEETING "CHICAGO" STITCH "CHICAGO" STITCH FIBER SHEETING B.Sewing Methods Securing Cables to Ladder Rack Support STITCH AT EVERY OTHER STRAP ON RACK IF NECESSARY FOR SUPPORT TIE AT ONE STRAP BEFORE AND ONE AFTER THE BEND A. STITCHING AT BREAKOFF Figure 19 .

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