Saturday, October 29, 2011

Sew What!

I always try and make something for my friends and family for Christmas.  This year I decided to make Microwave Cooking Bags. Some of the things that you can use them for--bake potatoes, cook corn on the cob, warming rolls or tortillas.When I was in Hawaii this summer, they were selling them in a local fabric store.  My daughter thought they were cool, so I decided to do my version.  There are a lot of patterns out there, but they are so simple that you can make one without a pattern.  Because they will go in the microwave, you must use all cotton--fabric, thread, and batting. The Warm Company makes "Warm Tater Batting".  I found mine at Jo-Ann Fabrics for about $8.00 a package.  This will make 6 bags.
Finished cooking bag
Cut 2 fabric, and 1 batting pieces 11inches x 22 inches.

Layer batting, then fabric right sides together

Sew narrow seam across both 11" ends

Turn to right side, top stitch 11" ends about 1/4" from edge

Fold down top about 1-1/2"

Fold up bottom to within about 1/2" from top

Sew side seams
Turn to right side

Include label with bag (I printed this on my computer)
Here are some of the finished bags.  You can use a solid or matching print for the inside of the bag. Each took less than an hour to make for no more than $3.00 a bag, even less if you use up some of your fabric stash.   (They were selling for $12.00.)  So this is the perfect gift for all those busy people in your life.

Do any of you have quick and easy projects that look like a million dollars?


  1. P.S.
    Here's a simple sewing/bath gift to make. Oat Floats. Check out my link. I gave them for gifts last year.


  2. Interesting! Never saw anything like that! Glad you're able to make something homemade for your friends. I always think those are the best gifts!

  3. Oh what a neat idea. I am going to have to try that too.
    I am glad you did a tutorial, it helps me see it better in my mind.

  4. Never heard any thing about these, such a sweet ideal. Have to be on the look out in my area. No way can I make one.

  5. Hello!

    So fun stopping by to visit with you!
    Losing that first tooth is really special. Our little ones can't wait! :)

    Great photos of your grandsons game and his sweet sister doing what little girls like to do.

    I have perused several of your posts and enjoyed getting to know you a bit!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  6. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I can use all the encouragment I can get right now..
    I have to say you have very nice taste in your fabric we have the same material with the lady bugs we used it for my daughters room..when she was in that lady bug stage.
    I look forward to looking around your blog...have a wonderful week.