Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tortilla Steamer

Today I made some of those very easy tortilla steamers.  You insert your tortillas and stick them in the microwave for a couple of minutes to heat them.  Of course, the time varies from microwave to microwave.  We eat a lot of Mexican food and love flour tortillas.  This will be used a lot.

I have one of those plastic tortilla "bowls" with the lid like you see in the restaurants.  One time I put that in the microwave.  Not too smart.  I didn't think I'd ever get that lid off!  I learned you heat them first then put them in those containers. 

The next picture shows that one half of the steamer opens up to insert the tortillas.

The pattern is by Legacy and really a quick project.  The only thing you must remember is to use 100% cotton fabrics AND batting. 

You can even put potatoes or frozen corn on the cob in there too.    I may get some potato or corn fabric and make me some more of these!  Too cute!


  1. This is a wonderful idea! We also eat a lot of Mexican food. I make my own tortillas, so this would be great for keeping them warm in that "plastic tortilla bowls with the lid". They tend to sweat so badly in those things!
    Thank you!

  2. Love it!!! I hope you've made an extra for your daughter!!

  3. Do you have a link for the pattern?


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  5. Yes, Saska, I do! Here is one place that carries the pattern:

  6. do you have a pattern for these as i am trying to teach myself how to so at 64, didn't do good in school sewing. pleas i can use a pattern that i can print out please. please email me at summerbreeze827351@aol.com