GYCT is not responsible for issues that may arise from using your own Potato Sack. Please make sure that ALL materials are made with 100% cotton including fabric, thread, and batting. Do not use bag for more then 4 minute intervals to avoid scorching of any kind. You are at your own risk when creating and using. Do not leave unattended when in use.
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I have been wanting to make a potato sack for several years. Always thought they'd be handy when I needed a baked potato in just a few minutes. So this year for our Sister's Day celebration, I decided to make them as gifts. Now if you are unfamiliar with Sister's Day, let me explain. Several years ago my sister in laws decided to celebrate one another by getting together each year as women in the family.Each sister was to make something that could be given or mailed to all the others. Some years most of us can get together, other years everyone mails their items. Check out some of our past Sister's Day Projects:
Now, back to the Potato Sack...
The Microwave Baked Potato Sack is made of 100% cotton materials. This allows the sack to be placed in the microwave for 4 minute intervals without scorching. You can now bake a potato in under 10 minutes. You can also use the sack to cook corn, vegetables, sweet potatoes, or warm tortillas, taco shells and breads.
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ALL MATERIALS MUST BE 100% Cotton
12" x 20" piece fabric
12" x 20" piece lining fabric
12" x 20" piece cotton batting--I used Warm White (affiliate)
2" x 5" piece of fabric (for loop)
100% cotton thread
To start, cut out your fabric, lining, and batting. I cut mine 12" x 20". This allows me to cook between 4-5 small-medium potatoes at a time.
Stack your layers with batting on the bottom, lining in the middle, right side up and main fabric with wrong side up on the top. Stitch the short sides together at 1/4".
Next, take your main fabric in one hand and flip it so that the right side is out. At this point, your batting should be in between your lining and main fabric. Topstitch down your short side seams at 1/8".
Take your 2" x 5" piece of fabric and fold long ways it with right sides together. Stitch down the long side. Turn your loop right side out using a safety pin. Press your loop so that the seam is in the middle of the wrong side. This way the seam won't show.
Fold loop in half and match the raw edges to the edge of one of the long sides of the sack. You want it to be about 3" from one of the short sides.
Carefully fold one of the short sides down about 3" and then fold the other short side overlapping the other short side about 1". You can see it below.
Stitch down the short sides of the sack. Make sure to backstitch at the beginning and end so that the sack doesn't unwind when flipping. Trim your sides and corners.
Flip your potato sack right side out and push your corners out. Press your potato sack.
Instructions on How to Use Your Potato Sack Correctly
Wash and dry your potatoes. Wrap them in a moist paper towel to keep inside of sack clean. Place in the potato sack. Set microwave for 4 minutes. Watch carefully to ensure no fire starts. Let potatoes rest 30 seconds. If they need more time to cook, continue adding minutes.
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