1.1 Measure the amount that the pad is to be shortened and mark on the sleeve of the pad [Figure A].

  1.2 Remove all bar tacks or zigzag stitching from the binding.

  1.3 Using the hot knife, remove the binding from the pad [Figure B].

  1.4 Unpick the sleeve from the body of the pad. Fold the pad under and using the hot knife, shorten the sleeve by the required amount.

  1.5 Measure the pad and mark. Trim with the hot knife [Figure C].


  2.1 Using the double needle machine and binder, bind the end of the sleeve [Figure D].

  2.2 Sew the sleeve to the pad and pre-sew the foam with the single needle.

  2.3 Trim the ends of the tape.

  2.4 Rebind the pad starting at the upper corner [Figure E]. Make sure the inside curve of the pad is fully captured by the binding.

  2.5 Bar tack at the original locations [Figure F].


  3.1 Verify the length is correct.

  3.2 Check that the bar tacks are at the original location.

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