Popcorn—not only does it tastes great, it also connects us to people we love and good times. From snuggling up together on a couch watching movies to cheering on our favorite team, popcorn plays a big part.
But, if you’ve been trying to create less waste and eat a bit healthier, you can ditch those greasy, chemical-laden, store-bought microwave popcorn bags and make an earth-friendly, reusable, healthy alternative. These reusable microwave popcorn bags are a snap to make and are even a great learn-to-sew project.
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So clever!!! Debbie
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Cotton fabric can catch on fire in a microwave. Do you use a certain type of fabric? My potato bag caught on fire after I had used it at least 15-20 times. It was just regular cotton that I had left over from a quilt I had made.
I’ve never heard of this happening with cotton fabric. I’ve only left it in for 2 to 2 1/2 minutes though.
Can I ask Diana, did you use shortening or something on your potatoes? And was it regularly washed after use? I would think that if it was cotton without poly it shouldn’t be a problem.
No, I didn’t use anything on the potatoes.
Do you just put the popcorn kernels in the bag with no oil or butter? Thanks.
Yes, I didn’t use any oil or butter.
Thanks for the quick reply. I have some pink polka dot cotton fabric that will be perfect for this.
You’re welcome Kathy, just make sure your fabric and your thread is 100% cotton.
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One more question, since you put the fold down on the one side; do you use that to fold over to close the bag while the corn is popping? These would be great Christmas presents individually made so each person has their own bag. So cute.
Hi Jean, Yes, the fold is used to close the bag while the corn is popping.
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I just made this bag with 100% cotton fat quarter and 100% cotton thread. It caught fire in my microwave. I microwaved it for 4 minutes because it had not quit popping. Did I do something wrong?