Felt Bacon Sewing Tutorial & Pattern

Felt bacon is easy to make and makes a great addition to the play kitchen. The Felt bacon tutorial includes a free printable pattern to make felt bacon yourself easily.
Felt Bacon Sewing Tutorial

What doesn’t kid love to prepare toy meals in the play kitchen? Young children love to play house and cook delicious pretend meals in their kitchenette. Felt bacon is easy to make and makes a great addition to the play kitchen. The Felt bacon tutorial includes a free printable pattern to make felt bacon yourself easily.

Felt play foods are a great sewing project for beginners and can be modified to make the food as simple or fancy as you want.

Felt bacon can be made with a sewing machine but can also be sewn by hand. If you’re not sewing, you can also use felt fabric glue to stick the pieces together. When making felt foods, please consider the child’s age you are projecting. Small or breakable objects should never be provided to children who still put things in their mouths since they can cause choking.

You can use any felt while sewing felt but craft felt is easy to work with, inexpensive, and readily available, but not as good as wool felt. Also, craft felt will puff up with time, but you can remove it with a shaver after washing it in warm soapy water.

Wool felt wears better and lasts longer. If you are creating something that you want to pass on from child to child, it is best to use wool felt. If you’re planning to use wool felt, you may want to practice on craft felt first, so you don’t spend money on more expensive stuff. I often use Eco-fi felt made from recycled plastic bottles in my felt DIY projects.

You can find the free felt bacon pattern below, download it to your computer, print it out, and start working. Cut the felt bacon design in various ways to sew varied-looking felt bacon slices to give some variation to your felt dinnerware set.

Skill level: Novice friendly, suitable for beginners.

Completion Time: Approximately 30 minutes. It may take a little more time on the first try.

Finished size: approx. 6′ (15 cm)

Helpful Note: Felt is a material made by pressing together natural or synthetic fibers. Some felts are very soft, while others are pretty stiff. The hard felts are strong enough to be used as construction material. I generally use Eco-fi acrylic felts of 2 mm – 3 mm thickness in my works. While washing the felts, I did not experience shrinkage and elongation problems, but you may experience such issues with some soft and natural felts. With trial and error, you can get to know the felt you use better.

You can find the free Felt Bacon pattern at the bottom of the article and download it to your computer.

You can also read my article “What are Felt Types” to learn more about felt types.

Warning: Children have a vivid imagination so that children can bite off felt food, and especially young children can suck on felt toys by putting them in their mouths. So, before you begin your DIY felting crafts, don’t forget to disinfect the felts. Also, when making felt foods, keep in mind the child age with whom you are working on the project. Finally, tiny objects should never be given to youngsters who still put things in their mouths since they can cause choking.

Tip: When stitching felt toys, I use a sewing needle that is as fine as possible. Stitching felt is considerably easier because the points where the dip of the needle are less visible when sewing felt with a small sewing needle.

Tools Needed for Sewing Felt Bacon

  • Craft Scissors
  • Detail Scissors
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Flat Pins
  • Wooden Skewer or Stick
  • Cutting Machine – Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (It is optional, not mandatory for cutting template shapes.)

Materials Needed for Sewing Felt Bacon

  • Wool Blend Felt – Any brown-colored felt for the bacon body, a lighter piece of cream, white, or tan felt for bacon grease.
  • Embroidery Thread — Felts and similar yellow tones are suitable.
  • Polyester Fiber Filling

How to Make Felt Bacon

To sew felt bacon, you will need one crimped rectangular piece of felt and two thin crimped pieces of felt. Here is the best-felt bacon sewing tutorial and pattern you can use to sew felt bacon:

Arrange your bacon strip pieces on top of the main piece and secure them with pins. Cut a length of embroidery thread about 20 inches (50 cm) long, and you can use a finer thread for the rest of the project. There are six threads in the embroidery thread. To make two strands of three strands, divide the yarn in half.

Thread your needle through the 3-thread section and tie a knot at the end. You will do this for every threaded needle we make for this project. If this seems like it would be annoying, use all the embroidery thread. Begin sewing your bacon strip pieces with a running stitch to the main bacon piece.

I stitched one row around each edge of the piece of ribbon and then hid the knot under the ribbon. Then I sewed the next strip, keeping the stitch size the same. Your bacon is done! It’s straightforward to do.

  1. Print the felt bacon pattern on the printer.
  2. Place the felt bacon pattern on the felt you will use and cut the felts into pieces according to the pattern.
  3. You can use a needle to secure the cut felt pieces to each other so that they don’t slip during sewing.
  4. Thread a sewing needle with pale pink embroidery floss and pin two marbling pieces to one side of the two different strips of bacon.
  5. Using a whip, begin sewing the pale pink marbling onto the dark red felt bacon.
  6. When complete with each line, tie it under the bacon layer.
  7. Thread a sewing needle with dark red embroidery floss and pin the second layer of bacon over the stitch behind the first.
  8. Using a whip, start sewing the edges of the two bacon layers, hiding the first knot and the last knot between the layers.
  9. Wrinkle the bacon by twisting it to give the bacon a realistic look.
  10. Your felt bacon is ready! Bon appetit 😊

Adding felt food toys to your activities can help you train your children. Felt food toys can also aid in developing a healthy eating awareness in your children. Felt foods will be an invaluable addition to your children’s pretend kitchen and enhance the fun of imaginative activities.

More Felt Food Projects to Try: These aren’t the only ways to make your own felt food. If you wish to expand your collection of felt food toys, consider the following projects:

Making toys from felt food is easy to DIY projects requiring minimal sewing skills. However, it would help to have basic sewing skills and some hobby time to make felt patterns a reality.

All of the felt toys I show and recommend are hand-sewn and do not require a sewing machine. You’ll be able to finish this project idea in no time with these straightforward, do-it-yourself felt patterns and clear directions, and you’ll have gorgeous felt foods to show for your work.

To make the felt pattern last longer, you might wish to print the patterns on more firm material. Then, using a ballpoint pen on the hard material, trace the shapes on the felt to create the pattern. Secure the felt before cutting to keep the layers from slipping after removing the pattern.

The bacon felt pattern file is in PDF format and is A4 size when downloaded. To view and print PDF files, you’ll need Adobe Reader. On Adobe’s website, you can get Adobe Reader for free. In addition, modern web browsers can now also display PDF files without any problems.

If you desire larger or smaller objects, you can use a copier to expand or reduce the size of the pattern before cutting it out.

Yummy Yum! Happy Felt Food!

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