You may ask, "Why a bacon scarf?" My response is simply, "Why not?"
Everyone can use a little more bacon in their lives, and this kind of bacon comes without potential food-borne health risks! Isn't that exciting?
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But on to the important parts. This scarf includes both sew and sew-less options, though I think it looks much better once the sewing is done. (And it's not difficult! I promise!) So, if you're not comfortable with a sewing machine, do not be discouraged Bacon-y scarfness is still within your reach.
I completed this project, start to finish, in a few hours with ample distractions, so it won't take up much of your time either.
Ready to get started? Let's go!
Step 1: What You'll Need
-Fuseable Transfer Webbing (The stuff used for applique work)
If you will be sewing:
-Sewing Machine with an Applique Stitch
As for the fleece, the remnant rack is your best friend. You don't need very much at all, so take a look there before you buy it off the bolt. A 1/2 yd of red will net you enough to make approximately 3 scarves this length.
Step 2: The Base
Now to make it bacon-y!
Step 3: Bacon Isn't Rectangular!
Step 4: Give Your Bacon It's Stripes!
-Cut a good sized piece of your white fleece.
-Fuse it to the web on the rough side, leaving the backing on the web.
-Cut various strips out for bacon fat.
-Lay them all out and pin them in place. Make sure you're satisfied with the way it looks.
-Take the backing off the webbing and fuse the strips to the red fleece.
If you've chosen not to sew, then you're done! Enjoy your lovely bacon scarf. If you'd like your bacon scarf to be a little nicer looking, and are willing to spend some time at the sewing machine, go on to the next step.
Step 5: Applique Your Heart Out
Get your sewing machine ready with white thread through the needle and red thread in the bobbin. Then, pick an applique stitch. In the picture below anything from 28-31 would work, and you could even use the fancy top stitches if you like. Just keep in mind they take up a ton of thread.
Outline all the white fleece with that applique stitch. It takes a rather long time, but it will hold better than just the webbing and give your bacon scarf a nicer look, in my opinion.
Step 6: Finish Your Edges
An overlocking machine or serger will speed this process up tremendously, but if you don't have one the overlocking stitch on your sewing machine will do just fine. It's just more time consuming than the serger would be.
Step 7: Finished!
But seriously, thanks for reading! I hope you enjoyed this instructable and go out into the world with your bacon scarf to keep your neck warm in the cooler months. And if it's warm out you just have a very large strip of fleece bacon. I don't see a problem with that.