Potato Bag for Microwave
By Bonnie Browning
Bake a potato in your microwave in four to six minutes with this handy bag!
Use cotton for all supplies (fabric, batting, and thread).
10” x 20” rectangle of 100% cotton for outside of bag
10” x 20” rectangle of 100% cotton for lining (muslin works well)
10” x 20” rectangle of 100% cotton batting
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.
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.
To use the 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.