1. Find some mustache templates. I realized that plain old printable mustache shapes that you can resize as needed are actually kind of hard to find. Unless you want to pay for them from etsy. So I made it easy on you and drew up my own on my computer. You can find them on my blog. Once you find ones you like, print them on card stock.
2. Cut them out.
3. Lay them down on a piece of felt. Trace around the template with a sharpie.
4. You will need two pieces for each mustache.
5. Cut around the tracing. You will cut on the inside of the marker line, so keep that in mind when you are sizing your templates.
6. Measure from the corner of the mouth to the back of the ear. Double this length and cut two pieces of elastic the total amount.
7. Lay your mustache pieces together.
8. Fold your elastic pieces in half.
9. With your elastic still folded in half, sandwich the cut ends in between the two mustache pieces. Do this on both sides of the mustache, with the elastic pieces directly out or angles just slightly up. Pin the elastic in place. You can also pin the mustache pieces together if you are worried about them slipping.
10. Sew around the whole mustache with matching thread.
11. Begin sewing at the top of the mustache in the middle. Make sure to backstitch. Use a straight stitch and sew around the edge, it doesn't have to be perfect.
12. When you come to the elastic pieces, make sure to backstitch a few times over the elastic to really make sure it is sewn in place and won't pull out when stretched.
Why is it a mullet stache? Well, folks, like its namesake, this mustache is all about business in the front and party in the back!
A nice, normal, neutral color of felt for the front of the mustache. And just in case you need a little fun, some pep or pizazz if you will, a bright, fun color for the back. Just to keep them guessing.
Of course, you could make these for photobooth props or the like, but we like to use them for our dress up box or Halloween costumes (we used them for Mario and Luigi costumes last year). This year, I made a bushy cowboy stache, a Captain Blackbeard beard, a walrus, and a biker dude.
If you make a matching felt pirate hook (which you can find here), like the one seen in that photo of Captain Blackbeard, you'd have a pretty spiffy Christmas present for the little ones!