Why Don't You Make Me: Canvas Mustache Pillow

Pillows are great.  You never hear people say they don't like pilllows.  They are soft and great for cuddling and sometimes, when the air is clear and the moon is high, they have mustaches on them.  I made this super adorable mustache pillow this weekend and it cost me just over $20!  Here's how I did it.

First, gather your supplies-

 You'll need:

  • about a 1/2 yard of canvas material ($2.00, Blick)
  • some brown felt (had on hand)
  • red fabric dye ($3.39, Blick)
  • a 20"x20" pillow form ($15.00, Michael's)
  • sewing machine/needle and thread (had on hand)
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun/hot glue (had on hand)
  • black fabric paint (optional)
Total:  $20.39

Dye Fabric
Start out by washing and dying your fabric.  It's always a good idea to wash your fabric before dying because fabrics may have invisible stains that will effect the evenness of dyeing.


I used True Red by iDye and dyed my fabric according to the stovetop method


Construct Pillow
The next step is to construct your pillow.  If you don't sew or if you've never made a pillow, HGTV has an easy to follow how-to on their site.   Basically it's cut to size, sew 3 sides together inside-out, flip right-side out, slip over form, sew closed, and Bob's your uncle.

Now for the important stuff...

Apply the Mustache
Now that you have the pillow made, prepare your mustache.  To make my mustache I cut a piece of felt  the same size as my pillow, found the center and folded it in half once.  Then, I free hand drew half a mustache on it. 
I then cut it out, keeping the material folded in half to create 2 equal sides. 
When you unfold the fabric, you have a perfectly symmetrical mustache. 
OPTIONAL: For more detail, use either black fabric paint or a sharpie to create individual hairs:

***It is important at this point to remember that mustaches make everything funnier/creepier.***  From this already creepy pig mask, 
 to the Virgin Mother herself...
 and all the way down to googley-eyed butter dishes...
   ***everything is funnier (and creepier!) with a mustache on.***

Next, with your preheated glue gun, run a small line of hot glue as close to the edge of the mustache as possible and place it on your pillow.  Press into place and you're done!

You'll be the talk of the town!