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How to Make a Microwave Baked Potato Bag

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author image Jennifer Loucks
Jennifer Loucks has been writing since 1998. She previously worked as a technical writer for a software development company, creating software documentation, help documents and training curriculum. She now writes hobby-based articles on cooking, gardening, sewing and running. Loucks also trains for full marathons, half-marathons and shorter distance running. She holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science and business from University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
How to Make a Microwave Baked Potato Bag
Use a baked potato bag to cook potatoes in your microwave. Photo Credit Allyso/iStock/Getty Images

Make a baked potato cooking bag to get a fluffy potato in minutes with your microwave. One bag holds four potatoes, enough for a small family. Adjust the fabric size smaller to make a single or double potato bag. The natural fabric fibers hold moisture in the potato so you get a well-done potato with tender skin, instead of a shriveled, dried-out potato that sometimes comes from microwave cooking. Baked potato bags are a unique gift for anyone who loves a good potato.

Step 1

Cut your fabric, muslin and batting each into a 9-by-21-inch rectangle.

Step 2

Layer the pieces together so the fabric and muslin are right sides together with the batting placed on top.

Step 3

Sew the short sides with a 1/4-inch seam. Trim the seam to 1/8-inch layers with scissors to remove bulk.

Step 4

Turn the layers so the fabric and muslin are right sides facing out. Smooth the seams with your fingers, and press them flat with an iron.

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Step 5

Topstitch the shorter sides of your fabric at a distance of 1/2 inch from the seam edge.

Step 6

Lay your fabric sandwich so the outside fabric is facing up. Fold one short end 2 inches toward the center, and pin it to hold it in place. Fold the opposite short end over so there is a 1-inch overlap to create an envelope, and pin to hold.

Step 7

Sew a 1/4-inch seam on the long sides to secure the folds.

Step 8

Finish all seams with a serger or zigzag stitch to limit fraying. Clip the corner close to the stitching with scissors to reduce bulk.

Step 9

Turn your bag right side out, and smooth the edges with your fingers. Poke out the corners with a crochet hook or fabric turning stick.

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