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Making a Potato Baker Bag

Potato baker bags help you make perfect baked potatoes in your microwave. With some cotton fabrics and a bit of sewing skills, making your own bag is easy and fun. This is a guide about making a potato baker bag.


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December 2, 2009 Flag

Use this "envelope" to microwave your potatoes! This is a craft a child can do if they are able to hand stitch the two sides.

Approximate Time: 30 Minutes




  1. Cut one piece of double sided quilted material 11 inches wide and 24 inches long.
  2. Fold material leaving a 2 inch flap.
  3. Sew sides.
  4. Add a recipe card stating: Wash and dry potatoes. Wrap in a paper towel. Insert in quilted "envelope" and cook according to your microwave directions. "Don't poke or prod the taters!"
  5. This "envelope" is large enough to warm tortilla shells.


    By Tedebear from San Jose, CA

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    April 7, 20110 found this helpful

    These have become quite trendy. Fabrics with potatoes on etc. to make them with and cotton quilt lining identified as used for this craft. You shouldn't need to wash after use as there isn't supposed to be anything happening except the moisture of the potato kept in to help cook it nicely. Also being made now for Corn on the cob. Faster than boiling, and doesn't dry out as can happen in the micro at times. Sort of a fun new thing. Certainly nothing to lose sleep over or get concerned about.


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December 8, 2011 Flag

In addition to using a microfiber dusting mitt, be sure to wet the mitt and wring the excess water, out before microwaving your potato. This gives a more complete cooking and the potato will be fluffy.

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January 9, 2012 Flag

No one has put how to make one. It just says it is fun using bits to make one. I need instructions on how to make and best materials to use.

By Cliff

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January 10, 20120 found this helpful

I went to and typed in potato baker bag and there is a "how to" video. I made one and it worked beautifully.

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