“Baked” Potato Microwave Bag

At the Christmas Eve Eve celebration we attended this bag was given as a hostess gift. I heard people raving about how well it works and it looks super easy to make. The potatoes made this way taste oven-baked, with the exception of not being crispy on the outside, and are so much faster to make with less energy consumption than the traditional way. We don’t use a microwave at our house so I won’t be sewing up one to make a tutorial myself, but I found one here.

Microwave Potato Bag

The tutorial calls for using batting, but the bag circulating at the party (and the ones others were speaking about that they had received and used) did not use any batting, just quilting fabric on the outside and flannel inside.

While looking for a tutorial to link to I did find some important advice on other sites. It is important to use only 100% cotton materials, NO polyester at all, or there is a risk of the bag catching fire in the microwave (not to mention potential unsavory synthetic off-gassing). Also regardless of the fabric size recommended in the tutorial, double check that the potato bag is small enough to clear the sides of your microwave by at least an inch.


Close up of the instruction label pinned to the microwave potato bag.

Whether made for yourself or to give as a gift, this is one super quick and easy project that receives rave reviews… just thought I’d pass it on. 🙂

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  1. LubbyGirl said,

    December 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    I make these – this is the first time I’ve seen something on one of the blogs I follow! Way, way cool…I found the instructions on the fabric for these at Wal-Mart, and have made a couple – only not using their fabric, but the cotton I had at home already. I just availed myself of the free pattern! 😆 We use ours quite a bit!

    • December 29, 2012 at 11:48 am

      I didn’t know you could just pick up the instructions at Wal-Mart. Thanks for the tip! Free is always good. 🙂

  2. Maysem said,

    December 29, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    This one is a new concept for me! It’s an interesting concept that I just may experiment with. Thanks for the link for the how to! Have a happy New Year!!!

  3. Winnie said,

    December 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I’ve never seen such a bag. I looooooooooove the idea
    I would actually love to receive this as a gift 🙂

  4. Lynn Graham said,

    January 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I love this bag. Sweet!

    Hopping by. I blog @ Getting Healthy with Essential Oils

    I am also inviting you to join Tiddle Diddle Handmade Shoppe’s first giveaway event.

  5. Sherry said,

    January 3, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  6. January 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    What a neat idea! I shall be trying this out myself!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you are having a fabulous festive week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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