Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

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What is a cockade?

A Cockade is an ornament, which is mostly circular shaped, worn as a badge on clothes or a hat decoration. It is made of fabric pieces or ribbons folded or gathered in the desired shape

How to make cockades – 5 ways


  • Cockade 1
  • Cockade 2
  • Cockade 3
  • Cockade 4
  • Cockade 5

Cockade 1

You can make the above-given cockade by taking a fabric piece (preferably satin fabric ) cut in the dimension 50 inches long by 2 1/4 inches wide. Fold this piece by the middle – press to keep it in place so that cut long edges are together.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Using a sewing machine make loose gathering stitches along the long cut edges 

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Gather the fabric. Gather using a gathering foot or a ruffler foot for fast gathering.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Shape it into a cockade. You can fix this on a piece of felt or vinyl.

Cockade 2

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

To make this cockade cut 3 inches of ribbon, well, a lot and a piece of felt (2 inch square or the size you need).

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Mark a circular shape on the felt.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Fold the ribbon pieces as in the picture above.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Arrange the pieces on the felt piece on the periphery of the shape you marked and use fabric glue to affix them in place. When one circle is completed make more ribbon folds in a different color and affix them inside

Cockade 3

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

To make this cockade cut ribbon pieces 3 inches long and then fold it as in the picture below. 

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Fold this again by the middle so that you get a pointy ribbon shape.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Arrange along your circle felt piece.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Affix another felt or the back of a vinyl piece on your cockade. You can affix your label or whatever. Here I glued some sequins.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Cockade 4

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

To make this cockade, you need a base as usual and 3 or more long pieces of ribbon (depending on the layers you intend to create)

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Follow the pictures for the folding of the ribbon for this cockade. At all points you will have to use a glue stick to keep the ribbon folds in place.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Take more ribbon pieces, shorter in length than the previous one and arrange inside, folding them the same way.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Take another piece of ribbon and gather to form a flower shape.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Cockade 5

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

This is an easy way of doing a cockade, similar to how the first one was made, but with gathered lace. 

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

Just gather lace to form a circular shape.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

You can affix your circular paper label or a fabric flower in the middle.

You can make other ribbon flowers or ribbon roses and use that like a cockade. Check out the tutorial to make ribbon flowers ; to make ribbon roses.

Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it

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Cockade : 5 best and easy ways to make it
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