Sewing a fabric Microwave Potato Bag is a fun and practical project, to cook moist and fluffy baked potatoes every time. The bags are simple to sew, with just a few straight stitches needed to create the perfect pouch for your potatoes.
These Fabric Microwave Bags are a quick and easy project, but they also make a great gift for friends and family who love to cook.
They are machine washable and can be reused multiple times, making them a sustainable choice for your kitchen. So, not only are you making a handy cooking accessory, but you are also doing your part for the environment.
Microwave Potato Bag PDF Pattern
You can find a PDF pattern on my Etsy Store that comes with full instructions on how to make a Microwave Potato Bag, and printable instructions on its usage. This is especially convenient if you intend to give them away as presents. Visit my Etsy Store by clicking on THIS LINK to purchase your copy.
How to Cook Potatoes in Your Microwave Potato Bag
Wash up to 4 medium-sized potatoes thoroughly and wrap them in a paper towel. (Do not poke holes in the potatoes).
Place inside the fabric microwave bag with the potatoes lying flat.
Microwave on high for 4-6 minutes, depending on the quantity and size of the potatoes, and the power of your microwave. Do not leave the microwave unattended.
Check if the potatoes are cooked and continue microwaving in 1-2 minute increments if needed.
Use an oven mitt or a tea towel to remove the hot bag from the microwave. Please be cautious as the bag and potatoes will be hot!
Let the bag air dry.
Use 100% Cotton For Your Microwave Potato Bag
Using 100% cotton products when creating a microwave potato bag is crucial for safety reasons because if anything you use isn’t pure cotton it could melt or even catch fire. Cotton is a natural, breathable material that allows air to circulate through the fabric, which helps prevent overheating and potential fires. Unlike synthetic materials such as polyester or nylon, cotton can withstand high temperatures without melting or releasing harmful chemicals into the air. Furthermore, cotton is a durable material that can be used repeatedly in the microwave.
Supplies to Make a Microwave Potato Bag
- (2) 20″ x 10″ 100% Quilting Cotton Fabric (no metallics)
- (1) 20″ x 9″ Batting (I recommend using Wrap n Zap as it is designed specifically for use in microwave)
- 100% cotton thread
Tools Needed to Make a Microwave Potato Bag
- Point Turner
- Rotary Cutter, Ruler, and Mat (or you could cut with scissors
- Sewing machine – I have this one
Please watch my video for step-by-step instructions on exactly how to make your own Microwave Potato Bag.
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Thanks for checking out my Microwave Potato Bag tutorial – I hope you have as much fun making them as I did!
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