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Newbie: Ribbon medal sewing advice for hapless wife.

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
Now that sounds like a much better idea :) I knew someone would be able to help! Just need to see if they do the same ribbons... one is long service, not sure what the other one is 8O


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