help! putting grosgrain trim on felt hat
A friend has a black felt hat for some kind of historical military convention (it’s sort of a tricorn, with three sides folded up and affixed, one side with a gold button). I don’t exactly know how to describe it. He wants a folded strip of 1″ navy grosgrain put around the entire edge of the hat. I can’t decide how best to attach it. I will fold it in half, press it, then what – hand stitch it onto the edge with tiny stitches? Straight stitches or overstitching over the edge of the ribbon? Do one side at a time or both together? The felt is stiff but I can stitch through it. I assume there isn’t any kind of fixative or glue that won’t stain the ribbon but I am worried about unevenness or tucking/puckers with the stitches. Any suggestions?