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Now with pictures of my coworkers wearing the moustache on the last step! :D

I had this idea when I woke up one morning.

Then I did a google search and was upset to see at least two other people had the same genius idea. The final products differ in size and materials, though, and mine trumps all else in regards to massiveness.

This particular moustache is going to my friends Seth, Nathan & Brad. They recently moved into the MANsion, and it's a belated house warming/holiday gift. :D

The pillow is about 45 inches long and ten inches high.
 
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Step 1: Consider moustache types.

Do some moustache research.

I went with a handlebar moustache because I love the shape - they're very graphic and well recognized!

You could do a Sam Elliot, a Zappa, a Hiltler or Kitler, a Fu Manchu, a Jamie Hyneman... the list goes on and on!

Think long and hard about your moustache. Attain moustache nirvana before proceeding.

Step 2: Materials and skills needed.

Materials:
  • felt, in the color of your moustache - I had a couple of yards, which was more than enough!
  • 1-2 spools of embroidery thread, depending on the size of your moustache.
  • sharp scissors
  • fabric glue
  • stuffing - 1 to 2 bags, my moustache took closer to 2.
  • printer paper and tape to make pattern, as well as something to write with
  • pins
  • embroidery needle

Skills:
  • basic pattern making, as in drawing half a moustache.
  • ability to do a blanketstitch

Here are tutorials to get you started:
Futuregirl's tutorial on handsewing felt. This is the best! I learned everything I know right here.
Embroidery 101 'ible! This will teach you about using embroidery floss, threading the needle, and another take on the blanketstitch.
Another take on blanketstitch in my how to sew 'ible.
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cellopants3 years ago
I made a little one! This is a GREAT first sewing project. I love it! I used fabric instead of felt and embroidery floss on the sides.
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jessyratfink (author)  cellopants3 years ago
Also, I'm going to be sending you a 3 month Pro Membership, because you're awesome! Thanks for posting a photo! :D
jessyratfink (author)  cellopants3 years ago
Adorable! I like the blue with the checkers. :D
This is my twist on the mustache. I don't think it is quite as big :( but. . . . . . its brush-able :D I couldn't pass the opportunity up. Also the split down the middle isn't a seam, its just where I parted it :)
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jessyratfink (author)  dumbchick17183 years ago
Also, I'm going to send you a 3 month Pro Membership for posting a photo - because you're fancy! Check your PMs!
jessyratfink (author)  dumbchick17183 years ago
<3 <3 <3

It is so cute. Now I really want to make one out of a fuzzy fabric. :D
luvit4 years ago
 why would anyone not do this instructable? why?!?
Micizzle luvit3 years ago
Because they don't know about it :)
Definitely the only valid reason. I'm making these for my friends!
Okay, I am totally mustache crazed now. I have gone crazy with the pillows, and because I still live with my parents, they have to go one my bed. I'm even thinking about stitching a mustache to my cover. That way it will all match. :)
wow its so cool i love moustaches
This looks like a good start for a water buffalo costume!
This is absolutely wonderful!

Mustache's are actually the source of incredible power!  That's why so many awesomely active people have them!  It also takes quite a bit of skill to use them properly, which is why the majority of people fail to realize their power.

Here's my attempt:
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jessyratfink (author)  T3h_Muffinator4 years ago
I think the hair + the stache gives you +20 to attack. Hooray!
Hehe!  Thanks!

Have you watched episodes of 'The Guild'?!  They're hilarious!
jessyratfink (author)  T3h_Muffinator4 years ago
I did - they were really good but hit perhaps a little too close to home, hahaha!
Warlrosity4 years ago
I have been thinking about this ALL week
Where are you with all of these records?
jessyratfink (author)  livesteamfan5 years ago
I work at Half Price Books. I feel like our store is always drowning in LPs. :P
that there is a big mustache........
hmm... if i change the material to something a little more water resistant than my volvo will be officially pimped out
ZOMG!!!!!!! VOLVO! sorry, Is it station wagon?
fraid not just a regular grayish-black sedan
With wood paneling on the outside?
nope no paneling it used to belong to my mom and if i did i think she would pimp slap me so hard i would fly
jessyratfink (author)  SuperCoPilot5 years ago
Hahaha, that's a great idea. You should do it. :D
Matt214975 years ago
It's not guns that kill people. Its people with mustaches that do.
Holly25 years ago
Fantastic! But you're right, not very wearable!
its a lion5 years ago
Hey! That Josh guy stole my name... and my hair!
And mine! lol (Well my hair is more afro-like :P)
josh5 years ago
I had nothing to do with this Instructable... wish I had thought of it.
mg0930mg5 years ago
Cool. I want to do this, if we ever move. Sigh. Just not enough space anywhere.
jessyratfink (author)  mg0930mg5 years ago
You could always mount it on a wall. I have it sitting on top of a bookcase right now and it looks really neat.
I might do this, Once I get my money...
Mount it on a wall, and draw two eyes on the wall. haha. I bet it makes a good conversation piece. I hope Seth, Nathan, and Brad like it.
too freakin funny! Love it!
trebuchet035 years ago
You've done two of the three things to make something great... 1. Make it bigger 2. Add a mustache 3. Add food coloring Awesome
so.... what if I figured out how to genetically engineer a giant man, then take his mustache and dye it with food coloring?
jessyratfink (author)  trebuchet035 years ago
I think I need to figure out how to work food coloring into more of my projects.
Doctor What5 years ago
Why, Jessyratfink? Why would you wear such a scary moustache?! (btw, awesome moustache!)
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