Wrap-N-Zap Vegetable Zapper
Wow! This wrap-n-zap vegetable zapper is an easy way to make baked potatoes and steamed vegetables in the microwave in just minutes using Pellon Wrap-N-Zap Cotton Quilt Batting. The beauty of using wrap-n-zap is that it helps the bag to retain moisture while microwaving your vegetables. You can make a variety of bags in different sizes and shapes using whatever fabrics you love. Pellon provides a terrific pattern on its website that I am going to use as a tutorial here. You can simply download the pattern from the website and begin creating your very own Wrap-N-Zap Vegetable Zapper
I love this project and of course used remnants that I had in my stash for this project. If you don’t have a stash of fabrics like I do head over to Hobby Lobby or Fabric.com to get the perfect fabric for your project. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you.
What you will Need:
- Outer Fabric – 100% Cotton only 1 fat quarter or remnant
- Lining fabric – 100% Cotton only 1 fat quarter or remnant
- Pellon® WZ-45 Wrap-N-Zap™
- 2 Velcro dots
- Standard sewing supplies
Step 1: Wrap-N-Zap Vegetable Zapper
Cut one 9” x 20” rectangle from the outside fabric and one 9” x 20” rectangle from the lining fabric. Cut one 9” x 20” rectangle from the Wrap-N-Zap™. Print and cut out the triangle template on the dashed line.
Step 2: Wrap-N-Zap Vegetable Zapper
Wash and dry your fabrics before you create this project to remove the sizing. Press. Place the template over one of the rectangles as shown. Trace the triangle point onto the fabric. Cut on drawn line. Repeat with the other two rectangles.
Step 3: Wrap-N-Zap Vegetable Zapper
Place the outer fabric and lining fabric right sides together with the Wrap-N-Zap™ batting against the wrong side of the lining fabric. Stitch around the perimeter using a 1/2” seam allowance and leaving a 3” gap on one of the sides for turning. Trim the seams. Cut corners on a slant without cutting into the stitching so that when you turn the microwave pouch it will have crisp corners. Turn potato zapper right sides out. Poke out corners using a chopstick or other turning tool.
Step 4: Wrap-N-Zap Vegetable Zapper
Turn the opening in on the raw edges so that the seam matches. Slip stitch the opening closed. Fold the short straight edge up until the edge is 1” from the triangle side. Align the long edges and pin. Topstitch along the long sides using a 1/4” seam allowance, back stitching on both sides to reinforce the ends.
Step 5: Wrap-N-Zap Vegetable Zapper
Add the Velcro dots to keep the pocket closed. Add one to the underside of the triangle and the other to the inside of the pocket. You have now completed your Wrap-N-Zap Vegetable Zapper and can safely microwave your vegetables in this handy little pouch.