Why are we talking about mustaches today? In preparation for Movember, of course! During the month of November, men around the world are encouraged and inspired to grow mustaches to raise awareness and funds for men's health. This movement began in Australia a decade ago and has continued to grow steadily. Learn all about Movember right here.
Why not celebrate Movember with our favorite crafts? Here are 6 trendy mustache patterns for you to whip up this month!
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Upcycled mustache quilt:
The Awesome Mustache quilt pattern is what you need, of course! Mustaches of all shapes and sizes are appliquéd onto men’s shirts that have been cut apart and pieced back together. This is a great way to upcycle those shirts that are no longer being used! If you don’t have any laying around, check out a local thrift store to find some nice, yet inexpensive, dress shirts.
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Hand-embroidered mustache quilt:
Decorate your sewing room with a cross-stitch pattern like this one featuring an entertaining play on words! This is a simple hand embroidery pattern allows both beginner and experienced stitchers to have a little fun. The five-page pattern includes directions for a full stitch, backstitch and French knots. The finished cross-stitch can be framed in an embroidery hoop or finished as mini quilt like in the photo above.
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Mustache mug rug:
The holiday season is right around the corner! Get ready for Christmas with the Mustache Tree mug rug. This mini quilt is a great gift for both men and women, and it is sure to bring some laughs. The 10” by 6” finished quilt is a quick and easy appliqué project that can be sewn in a single afternoon.
Photo via Jennifer O.
Paper pieced mustache quilt:
If you enjoy paper piecing, this one is for you! The Mustachio! pattern consists of 12 different paper pieced blocks that each finish at 6” by 9”. Create your favorite block or stitch them all up into a quilt. How you use them is up to you!
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Free mustache quilt pattern:
This mustache-inspired quilt pattern happens to be free! Katy Jones of I'm a Ginger Monkey designed Must Dash, a playful lap quilt made from 10 fat quarters. Templates are used for the mustaches, which are fused to the background squares and raw-edge appliquéd. Find her free pattern on the Art Gallery fabrics blog.
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Funny mustache disguises:
It's not a quilt, but the Operation Incognito pattern was too fun not to include! Use it to create a set of play mustaches and beards along with a printable disguise guide and envelope to keep it all in! This pattern includes six different styles of mustache and three different styles of beards.
In an effort to raise awareness and spark conversation about men's health issues, join us in making November "Movember Crafting Month" by sharing the projects you've made for an important man in your life. Learn more here.