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How to Make a Microwave Potato Bag + Free Sewing Pattern

Create your very own DIY potato bag with this easy-to-follow sewing pattern for a microwave potato bag. This pattern will guide you through the steps to make a convenient and reusable bag that allows you to cook potatoes in the microwave quickly and efficiently. Whether you're a seasoned seamstress or a beginner looking for a fun project, this pattern is perfect for anyone interested in creating their own kitchen accessories. With this sewing pattern, you can customize your microwave potato bag with your favorite fabric and design, making it a unique addition to your kitchen. Not only is this project practical and functional, but it also allows you to showcase your creativity and sewing skills. Say goodbye to soggy microwaved potatoes and hello to perfectly cooked spuds every time with your handmade potato bag.

Materials Needed:

ALL MATERIALS MUST BE 100% Cotton
  • 12" x 20" piece fabric
  • 12" x 20" piece lining fabric
  • 2" x 5" piece of fabric (for loop)
  • 12" x 20" piece cotton batting--I use Warm and Plush
  • 100% cotton thread

Step 1
Cut out your fabric, lining, and batting using scissors or a rotary cutter (get my full list of sewing essentials here). I cut mine 12" x 20". This allows me to cook between 4-5 small-medium potatoes at a time.

Feel free to make a larger bag if you plan to cook more potatoes at a time. I wouldn't cook more than 8 at a time because more will slow down your cooking process.

Step 2
Stack your layers with batting on the bottom, lining in the middle with the right side up and main fabric with wrong side up on the top. Stitch the short sides together at 1/4".

The photo shows you my 3 layers. If your lining has a right or wrong side, make sure to place it with the right side up.

Step 3
Next, take your main fabric in one hand and flip it so that the right side of the main fabric is on outside.

At this point, your batting should be sandwiched in between your lining and main fabric. Topstitch down your short side of the bag with seams at 1/8".

Step 4

Take your 2" x 5" piece of fabric and fold it long ways with right sides together. Stitch down the long side.

Turn your loop right side out using a safety pin. Press your loop so that the seam is in the middle of the wrong side. This way the seam won't show when you stitch it to your potato bag.

Step 5
Fold loop in half and match the raw edges to the edge of one of the long sides of the sack. You want to measure down about 3" from one of the short sides along one of the long sides.

Pin it in place or you can do a quick basting stitch over the loop so it stays in place.

Step 6

Carefully fold one of the short sides down about 3" and fold the other short side overlapping the other short side about 1".

Make sure the long side overlaps the short side, otherwise your bag will open up incorrectly. (Been there, done that.)

Step 7
Stitch down the short sides of the sack. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end so that the sack doesn't unwind when flipping.

Trim your sides and corners. If you'd like to add a seam finish like a zig-zag, that would be fine, but since the seams will be inside the bag, you should have issues with it.

Caution: Don't finish your seams with your serger unless you have 100% cotton thread in your serger. Remember that fire warning at the beginning?


Step 8

Flip your microwave potato bag right side out and push your corners out so it squares up. Press your potato sack.
Congratulations!! You've made your first ever microwave baked potato bag!! You are going to love how quick and easy it is to make a potato in the microwave.
 

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