How To Make A Microwave Popcorn Bag

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Get ready for your next family movie night with this new sewing project! I’m going to show you How To Make A Microwave Popcorn Bag! I have been looking for a little bag to make popcorn in. I like to buy the kernels in bulk as it is a much cheaper way to get them. The only problem was that I needed a way to actually cook the popcorn. I have made it on the stovetop before and it always turns into a big mess. I started thinking about the idea of being able to cook the popcorn in the microwave and this bag was born. I love how it turned out. You can make this little bag in less than half an hour depending on your skill level. I made a few of these and gave them to my neighbors as gifts. It works surprisingly well once you figure out the necessary settings on your specific microwave. As with all microwaveable projects, you need to make sure to use a fabric that can be microwaved like cotton. I found some fun print fat quarters and they worked great. You only need a little bit of fabric to make these so you can make a few at a time.  If you can sew straight lines, you can make this simple sewing project. 

Once you have your fabric picked out, you’ll only need a few sewing supplies. You’ll need some regular matching thread for your sewing machine, some scissors, clips or pins, and your sewing machine. I always recommend a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler as it makes cutting out your fabric quick and easy. Let’s get started!

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How To Make A Microwave Popcorn Bag

The first step on this how to make a microwave popcorn bag sewing tutorial is to cut out your fabric. You will cut 2 pieces of fabric 22”x13”. If you want, you can wash, dry, and iron your fabric before you get started. It will make your fabric soft and easier to cut. I didn’t do it for this project but whatever you decide is fine.

Place right sides together and pin or clip in place.

Head over to your sewing machine. Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew around the bag, leaving a 3” gap for turning on one of the longer sides.

Clip the corners.

Next on this diy microwave popcorn bag tutorial, turn the bag right side out, and using your turning tool, push out the corners. Using a warm iron, press the bag, making sure to line up the edges of the opening.

Pin or clip the turning gap closed. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew the opening closed.

Continue the topstitch around the rest of the bag.

Fold over one of the short ends 2-3” inches and using a warm iron, press. Next, take the opposite end and bring it up to the top edge. We are about halfway through this microwave popcorn bag sewing tutorial!

Pin or clip the sides. Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew the sides closed. 

Lay your microwave popcorn bag on a flat surface. Using your fabric marker and ruler, mark a 1 ½” square on each corner of the outer bag. Cut out the square.

Pinch the opening of each corner and line up the seams and press them together. Clip or pin together. 

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Head back to your sewing machine for the last time and sew the opening closed using a 1/2” seam allowance close the opening.

Trim the seams. This will take away some of the bulk of the bag and make it easier to turn in the next step.

Turn the bag right side out. Using your turning tool, push out the boxed corners.

And that’s it! Now you know how to make a microwave popcorn bag! Just add ½ cup PLAIN POPCORN (using oils, butter or seasoning can ruin your fabric).

Take the top fold and fold it over the bag, closing it. Pop the corn on high for 2-2 ½ minutes. Enjoy! This was such a fun and easy project. I know my family will put this to use on our next family movie night! This is a fun and simple sewing project you can do in no time that will add a nice sprinkle of fun to any occasion. It is so fun to figure out different delicious seasoning combinations, so pick out your fabric and get started!

Easy Sew Microwave Popcorn Bag

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How To Make A Microwave Popcorn Bag

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Save money on your next popcorn night! Sew your own microwave popcorn bag and make your own delicious popcorn anytime!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $2.00

Instructions

  1. Cut 2 pieces of fabric 22”x13” 
  2. Place right sides together and pin or clip in place. Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew around the bag, leaving a 3” gap for turning on one of the longer sides. Clip the corners.
  3. Turn the bag right side out and using your turning tool, push out the corners. Using a warm iron, press the bag, making sure to line up the edges of the opening.
  4. Pin or clip the turning gap closed. Using a 1/4” seam allowance, sew the opening closed. Continue the topstitch around the rest of the bag.
  5. Fold over one of the short ends 2-3” inches and using a warm iron, press. Next, take the opposite end bring it up to the top edge. 
  6. Pin or clip the sides. Using a 3/8” seam allowance, sew the sides closed. 
  7. Lay your bag on a flat surface. Using your fabric marker and ruler, mark a 1 ½” square on each corner of the outer bag. 
  8. Pinch the opening of each corner and line up the seams and press them together. Clip or pin together. 
  9. Using a 1/2” seam allowance, close the opening. Trim the seams. 
  10. Turn the bag right side out. Using your turning tool, push out the boxed corners.
  11. Add ½ cup PLAIN POPCORN (using oils, butter or seasoning can ruin your fabric). Take the top fold and fold t over the bag, closing it. Pop the corn on high for 2-2 ½ minutes. 
  12. Enjoy!

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