Monday, January 28, 2013

Potato bags

This is the most awesome pattern and the only trick when using them is dont poke holes in your potatoes when using them. Check out Sew Cindy on blogger for her photos

Microwave Baked Potato Bag
Supply List - makes TWO bags from 45” wide fabric
 1/3 yd 100% cotton focus fabric
 1/3 yd 100% cotton lining fabric
 1/3 yd 45” wide 100% cotton batting
 100% cotton thread to match focus fabric
 From each of the 1/3 yard cuts of focus, lining and batting, cut ONE 10” width-of-fabric (WOF) strip. Remove selvages.
 From each strip cut two 10” x 22” pieces. If any of your fabrics are less than 44” wide, then cut strip evenly in half and use that length instead of 22” for the remaining pieces.
 Each bag will use ONE 10” x 22” piece of focus, lining and batting. The following instructions are to make one bag.
 Layer batting, lining right side up and focus fabric right side down (lining and focus should have right sides together).
 With 1/4” seam allowance, sew the two short ends. Be certain to catch all three layers in your seam allowance.
 Thru one of the long open sides, turn right side out so that the focus fabric and lining fabric are out and batting is between.
 With matching thread, top stitch along seam line next to seam allowances, about 1/2” from edge.
 Place on table with focus fabric side up. Fold one of the short ends down about 3”.
 Fold the remaining end to overlap the edge of the previous fold by about 1/2”. Edge of short fold is on underneath edge of long fold.
 Stitch along long sides with 1/4” seam allowance. Be certain to catch all six layers in your seam allowance.
Sew with 1⁄4” seam allowance
Topstitch 1⁄2” from edge
An online tutorial is available at then click on the tab Tutorials.
To use your bag: wash and dry potatoes, DO NOT PIERCE. Place potatoes in bag and place bag in microwave. Microwave per microwave manufacturer instructions. DO NOT OVERCOOK. This bag will hold from one to four potatoes. This is a great way to cook sweet potatoes.
 Zigzag seam allowances to avoid raveling.
 Turn right sides out.
 Your Potato Bag is done! You are ready to make the second bag! 1⁄2”
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