Movember Mustache Pillow

Added Nov 4, 2012

by Julia Morley

Pittsburgh, Penn...

Jump_thumb

Views

1273

Mustache5_large

Description

I learned about Movember last year when my boyfriend participated in it. I can’t grow a mustache (and really I’m glad about that – I have no desire to grow any facial hair), but I think it’s a great movement to support. In medicine, we tend not to think about the differences in the way men and women approach their health care. But we do learn that men are less likely to seek medical attention or have regular medical check-ups and that they die on average 5 years earlier than women. So Movember is all about breaking the cultural barriers that make men more reluctant to seek healthcare by using ridiculous facial hair to raise awareness about the issues surrounding men’s health.

So go and grow a mustache! It’s not too late to start. Or if you want to donate, you can always donate on my mospace.

Or, you could just make a mustache pillow because it’s awesome! It was simple to make – I took some fur fabric, cut out two mustache shapes sewed them together, made a royal mess with all the fur (who knew it would shed?), stuffed it, and mailed it to my distressed-about-qualifying-exams boyfriend.

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Home/Deco
Material
Leather/Fur

Credits

Movember

1 Comment Sign in to add a post

  • Sc20140213-172446-1_large

    Nov 4, 2012, 06.28 AMby Mary Athey

    i love this!! its fun and quirky and I m sure your man loved it. i only found out about this last week.in work as well. one of the guys is doing it!! what a great idea to make men more aware fab job on your cushion and i love your photos. they made me smile at 6.30 on a cold morning as i get ready for work xx

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post

Add to Favorites 8 people added it

Burdastyle

http://burdastyle.com//projects/movember-mustache-pillow?image=297508