For my brother's Christmas Gift, I knew it had to be avant garde. He is a
pretty cool guy but a typical gift is not going to cut it, mostly because he
has most things. He is a little off the cuff so something just as unique and
funny is what I needed for this year's gift. I immediately thought of the
moustache trend and how to incorporate it. Eventually, I stumbled across this
site and it was a "Eureka!" moment. I would make my own moustache pillowcases
using cotton and some ultrasuede. It was fun and easy; here's how to make your
2.5 yds lightweight
cotton (for 2 pillowcase or one complete moustache)
1 yd ultrasuede
1 yd Heat
1) Make your
pillowcases using lightweight cotton in a solid color. Pattern will detract
from the appliqué too much. You can use this pillowcase
pattern from our blog or my
pillow sham pattern.
2) Download and
print your Moustache pattern piece and trace onto the Heat n' Bond. Make sure
you flip the pattern piece before tracing the second moustache piece so they
are mirror images.
your Heat n' Bond onto the back of the ultrasuede and cut out pattern pieces.
4) Peel off the
paper backing of one moustache piece and line it up on your pillowcase along
the seam line not the opening of the pillow case. Tilt the center of the
moustache up a bit so it looks natural. Once you are satisfied with the
placement, iron it in place. Repeat for second pillow case.
5) Topstitch your
moustache pieces in place using coordinating thread.
This makes a great gift for a guy in
your life. You can try experimenting with different moustache fabrics but I
love the ultrasuede because it is warm and soft like a good Tom Selleck moustache.
You can use faux fur for a real Texas moustache or felt for a sophisticated New