Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Bring on the 'Stache!

Ok, so I entered into

I spent a long time trying to decide what to make.  
I actually still have another version floating around my head, but I like how this one turned out.


I was inspired by a knitted version I saw for Movember.
Yeah, I can knit, but could I applique?
I've pretty much only appliqued using a product like Steam a Seam to hold it all together and then sew.
I also don't really use fleece to sew (except for a dog bed).  Plus, I kind of had to wing the pattern.

This time, I had planned on hand sewing it on.  Then I discovered fleece is REALLY hard to hand sew.

So, back to the machine it was.

The How To Bit:

Cut a piece of fleece, about 9" by 30".  (I cut the kid ones at about 7" by 25", which I hope is big enough but I didn't have a kid head around to test it on.)

Cut a piece of liner the same size.

Cut out a stache, using a different colored piece of fleece.

Applique the stache onto your main fabric.  You can get all fancy and choose contrasty threads if you want.

Pin the stache side and the liner wrong sides together.
Sew the long side seams.

Turn inside out.  Press, if desired.  Press a seam allowance of about 1/2" under on one side.

Tuck the end inside of the other end (to close the tube).  Hand sew the seam.

Wear your stache with pride!

I'm going to wear my outside at recess duty.  The kids are already asking if I'll make them some.


What do you think?