March is National Craft Month and to help you celebrate it is a pattern for a sewn mustache pillow. Several years ago, mustaches were in vogue. Everything had a mustache on it and funny antidotes were made with “mustache” – like my blog page entitled “Mustache a Question.”
Our youngest son fell for the craze and asked if I would make him a mustache pillow for his room, which you can tell was a while ago since it is so faded, but those are the kind of requests that a mother jumps up and down about – teenage son asking to me to sew!!! It was done in a flash.
When I was recently cleaning my sewing shelves, I noticed that I still had the pattern in my metal sewing box, so it was perfect for sharing with you this month. Hopefully, mustaches are still faddy enough for you to still enjoy.
NOTES: 1. Pattern uses ½” seam allowance. 2. The quarter is for reference. Please make sure it is the same size as an actual quarter when you print the pattern.
SPECIAL SEWING INSTRUCTIONS for the points on STEP 5
STEP 1 - Wash and dry your fabric because a pillow is always cuddled, so it will need to be washed eventually. Press if necessary.
STEP 2 - Download the pattern above and tape the two parts together by connecting Part 1 with Part 2 by matching the 1A to the 2A and the 1B to the 2B. Then cut out the pattern on the cutting line.
STEP 3 - Place the pattern on the fold of the fabric and cut two from the fabric.
STEP 4 - Lay fabric with right sides together and sew with a ½” seam allowance leaving a 3” opening at one of the widest edges, but not in the middle or an end.
STEP 5 - SPECIAL SEWING INSTRUCTIONS for the points – When you are about 3 stitches away from the point which will be a little over the ½” from the edge – STOP – change your thread stitch length to the smallest possible. Stitch half way from the starting point to the edge then pivot – STITCH 3 stitches – then pivot and stitch to same place that your started, but now on the other side – STOP – change your thread stitch length back to its normal position and proceed with sewing. DO NOT sew to the point of the mustache and then pivot. It will not make an accurate point.
STEP 6 - Trim and clip corners and curves.
STEP 7 - Turn right side out and press.
STEP 8 - Stuff the pillow really full with stuffing, pushing it with a long bamboo stick into the points and around the corners.
STEP 9 - Hand stitch the opening closed.
STEP 10 - Enjoy and share on your social media. Remember if you share this pattern; please reference back to this blog post.
What are you doing for National Craft Month?