Tuesday, 16 October 2012

How to make a Moustache ... Pillow

For my very good friend Megan, who is close to obsession with moustaches. I thought Id be a good friend and create a rather LARGE moustache pillow, and here is how you too and create your very own Moustache Pillow:

First of all gather some newspaper that no one wants to read, and over the two page spread draw a large moustache onto it. Can be any kind of moustache style. I went for the classic old English style :) the most recognisable in my mind. Once your drawing is complete simply cut it out.

Next place your paper template onto your selected material. I’ve gone for a nice light brown fake fur, to give it that hairy moustache texture. Now to draw onto the fabric around the template to get the desired shape. As shown below: 

Once you've drawn onto the material, it’s time to cut it out. You will need to have two different pieces of the material, both the same shape:


Time for sowing.
Place the two pieces on top of each other, fur facing inwards, and then proceed to pin ALL the way around the moustache. Like the image shown below:

Once pinned ALL the way around, its time for the long process of sewing ALL the way round. Pick a similar coloured cotton to that of your material, so it blends in well. I used the hand stitching technique called, whip stitch. It may be a lot easier to machine sew, depending on the thickness of the material.

Stitch majority of the way round, you MUST make sure you leave a substantial hole, I left a 3inch hole. This ensures you can turn it inside out, and then add the content which will make it full and soft like a pillow. I added feathers to create the plumpness of a pillow.

The Final Finished Moustache Pillow

Tiger Moustache   :)

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