Potato Bag for the Microwave – Free Pattern


Bake a potato in your microwave in four to six minutes with this handy potato bag!

potato bag

Potato Bag for Microwave

By Bonnie Browning


Use cotton for all supplies (fabric, batting, and thread).

(1) 10” x 20” rectangle from each the following:

  • Fabric for the outside of bag made of 100% cotton
  • Fabric for the lining of the bag (muslin works well) made of 100% cotton
  • Batting made from 100% cotton, look for batting without scrim or designed for use in the microwave, like Pellon Wrap-N-Zap.

Potato Bag Assembly

Place the outside fabric and lining right sides together, on top of the batting.

Use clips to hold it together. Place two clips about a hand width apart on one long side.

potato bag

Sew ¼” seam allowance around all edges of the bag, except between the two clips.

Clip the corners. Turn the bag right side out. Turn under the edges of the opening. Press. Stitch close to the edge all around the bag, making sure you have stitched the opening closed.

Form the bag by folding about 8 inches at the bottom, with a 3” flap that folds down over the lower portion. Start at the top of the flap and stitch ¼” from the edge, down both side edges of the bag. You will be stitching on top of the stitching you did around the edges.

Using a Potato Bag

potato bag

Wash the potatoes and wrap each potato wet in a paper towel. The moisture helps to steam the potato. The time will vary, depending on your microwave. Start with 4 minutes. After 4 minutes, test the potato – it should feel soft. Add one or two minutes at a time to finish cooking the potatoes.

Bag will hold 2 large potatoes or 3 to 4 small ones.

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Thank you so much. I have been looking for a pattern for this for a long time and was never able to find one until now.

Carol Smith

Make sure you use 100% cotton thread…..or the bag can catch fire in microwave…..Know this from experience….unfortunately or fortunately..It’s very hard to find 100% cotton thread….look closely. cjs

Beckie Bell

Thank you so much for the free pattern! I’m on my way to Joanne’s right now to purchase some wrap n zap to make my potatoe bag. I can’t wait to try out.