Newbie: Medal ribbon sewing advice needed for hapless wife!

#1
I hope someone here can help. My husband is in the Police Force and has been given some ribbons to sew onto his uniform for a medal presentation. I know they should go just above the left hand breast pocket but I have no idea how thick they should be or whether you sew the sides down once you have folded them over.

I was planning to wind them around a piece of cardboard as a template and use fabric glue to stick the ribbon to itself and then sew the finished ribbon 'oblong' onto the tunic. I thought sewing the sides 'shut' might look messy and glue might work better.... what is usual? Any help much appreciated.

Many thanks.
 
#2
Not sure how they actually do it, but if you have a look around the web for Military Tailors, you should find somewhere that will either do it professionally or give you the correct advice.

http://www.goldings.co.uk/

Thats one of them. Be aware that if he has more than medal, there is a correct order that the ribons have to go in. They should also be able to advise on that.

Boney
 
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