Saturday, December 11, 2010

PATTERN FOR SQ. MICRO POTATO BAG

The following blog is for a Microwave Bag.  You can cook potatoes, winter squash, corn on the cob, heat dinner rolls, tortillas, biscuits, etc.  This bag I have given over and over and my family wants more of them.
below is how to make the pattern for this Microwave Bag
The following pictures are of the Square and Curved Microwave Bag that I make as a gift and use myself.
The finished bag will be 9"X10".
The pattern piece is 21"x10".  This includes 1/2" seam allowance


material for sq pot bag
SUPPLIES NEEDED
Wax Paper
Permanent Marking Pen
Yard Stick
Cutting board is useful but not necessary if you do not own one.
Scissors
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MAKING THE PATTERNS


1.  Pull out a piece of wax paper longer than 21" so as to have room to work with.
2.  Mark out the measurements on this piece of wax paper of 21"x10"
3.  Mark the pattern with top and bottom for refrence.
4.  Measure down at the top edge 2", and mark across the width with a permanent marker. Label this the fold line.
5.  Label you pattern for further refrence.  Add name of pattern, seam allowance, fold line and anything else that will help you.


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6.  Take the Bottom of the traced out pattern piece.
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7. Bring it up to the fold line.  As you can see I have 1 1/2 marked, but found I liked the 2" better.  I made a mess of the first pattern so the picture above does not have bottom marked as the one you see above.  It is still the bottom of the pattern.


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8. With Bottom edge now at the fold line make a crease in the wax paper (which is now the bottom of the bag).


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9.  Open out the pattern piece and mark the crease with your permanent marker.  This says bottom seam.  There is no sewing in this area for the square Micro  Bag.  It is for refrence for the Curved Microwave  Bag.
10.  You are now done with the Square Microwave  Bag.  Cut out your pattern.
CURVED MICROWAVE  BAG PATTERN
1.  Use steps 1-10


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2.After doing step 9 place a cup in one of the corners and make a curve as seen above.


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The following will allow for the pattern to have all corners alike and match when sewing together.
3.  Fold entire pattern in half.  You can see the curve on the other side.  Now trace this curved marking again on the unmarked side of the pattern.


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4.  Open out the pattern and both curves should show.


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5.  Now fold the pattern up with the bottom creased as in the pattern above.
6.  Mark the curves that are showing through from the other side.
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Your pattern should look like the picture above.
7.  Cut out your 2 separate pattern pieces.


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You now have two completed pattern pieces.


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I also make a micro wave bag that fits the larger tortillas.
To do this one you need to add about 3-4" on the square pattern depending on your microwave size.  Then in step 3 you need to use a small dinner plate to make a curve.  Then follow the other steps so as to make your curved markings on all bottom pieces of the pattern.


YOU DID IT!


CLICK HERE FOR THE SEWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MICROWAVE BAGS
Sewing Instructions for Microwave Bags









2 comments:

Living on Less Money said...

I love this idea! How often do you wash yours? I'm hoping I can try this pattern after Christmas. I want to start early making Christmas gifts for next year.

I am now 'following' you. :-)

nanasknoll said...

Living on Less Money-I wash mine about once a week, unless I get a lot of crumbs in it from rolls or bread warming.