Tutorial: French Cockade
What you Need:
-2m of 25mm No.5 millinery petersham
Place a pin 8cm from the edge of your long ribbon.
Add a second pin 8cm away from the 1st pin
Fold over the ribbon so that the two pins meet. Tack the ribbons together by sewing through the very top edge of the ribbon on the top right side.
Fold the ribbon at the tacked juncture and continue to fold back and forth, making a tack stitch at every top right juncture to hold it together.
Continue until you have approximately 20 loops.
Make the two sides meet to create a circle shape and add another tack stitch to bind together.
Trim off excess ribbon and set aside – we will use these later! Fold under the raw edges and add another tack stitch to secure. Cut thread.
Lay your cockade stitch side down and press it down so that the layers begin to swirl into a circle. Arrange each loop so that it is spaced as evenly as you like, when you are happy with the arrangement iron flat. Add a few tack stitched underneath the cockade to secure it’s arrangement.
Simpy sew onto your hat and you are done!