I saw a ribbon cockade once and thought it was just the most beautiful ribbon creation I had ever seen.
I realized that I must.must. teach myself how to make one.
Ribbon cockades work great as decorations in your favorite colors, to trim your Christmas tree, or even to wear as a brooch in the smaller sizes.
I feature one in my book, 50 Ribbon Rosettes & Bows to Make: For Perfectly Wrapped Gifts, Gorgeous Hair Clips, Beautiful Corsages, and Decorative Fun! (Amazon affiliate link), but wanted to share an even more-detailed download as well so you can learn how to sew a ribbon cockade ornament or brooch.
This was formerly a paid tutorial but, since I’m “opening the vault” this year, I’m now offering it to blog readers for free!
In the download below you’ll learn how to sew a ribbon cockade ornament in different sizes, with step-by-step photographs to guide you every step of the way!
I have these hanging on my Christmas tree and also in my sewing studio in different colors. I’ve given out a few as holiday gifts as well.
You’ll also be able to make these in smaller sizes for an extra-special brooch, perfect for wearing with an understated blouse!
Here’s your free download to learn how to sew a ribbon cockade. I hope you enjoy making it as much as I do. You can purchase ribbon from my sponsor, The Ribbon Retreat, for any of the sizes of this cockade!
And if you like this tutorial, I know you’ll love this tutorial on making an (almost) no-sew quilted ball ornament!
Happy crafting. 🙂
Deanna McCool writes for sewmccool.com. If you liked this post, you’ll like to learn how to make this korked ribbon Christmas ornament. To make sure you don’t miss any posts, please follow SewMcCool by e-mail (the link is at the top of the right-hand column) or join me on BlogLovin’ – the button is just below the e-mail feed box! 🙂