DIY Reusable Tortilla Warmer

The guacamole is fresh, the onions are diced, the cheese is shredded and the table is set. All you need to make your taco night perfect is a handmade, cotton fabric tortilla warmer. Soft, warm tortillas are essential for delicious fajitas and tacos. Just place your tortillas in the warmer and heat them up in the microwave. In just 30 seconds or so, your tortillas will be ready and will stay warm throughout your dinner.

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Things You'll Need

  • Two 11-inch circles of 100% colorful cotton outer fabric

  • Two 11-inch circles of 100% plain cotton lining fabric

  • Two 11-inch circles of 100% cotton insulation like Wrap-n-Zap

  • 100% cotton thread

  • Straight pins

  • Sharp scissors

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Tip

Since this will be going in the microwave, be sure to use 100% cotton fabrics, batting and thread. Also, be sure to use a plain cotton fabric with no design for the inside of the tortilla warmer since this will be the side that is touching the food.

Step 1

Layer your fabrics with the cotton batting first, the plain lining fabric next, and the outer fabric on the top facing down to create a fabric "sandwich." Make sure the raw edges are even and pin halfway around the circle.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 2

Sew halfway around the circle. Be sure to remove the pins as you sew.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 3

Notch the seam allowance to reduce bulk so the edge will be flat when turned right side out.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 4

Turn right side out so the batting is on the inside now. Press with a hot iron to create a nice crisp edge. Repeat steps 1-4 with the other fabric circles to create two round fabric "sandwiches."

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 5

Place the two round fabric "sandwiches" with right sides of the outer fabric together. Line up the raw edges and pin in place.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 6

Sew around the raw edges, leaving the already sewn edges open. Be sure to remove the pins as you sew.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 7

Use a sharp pair of scissors to notch the seam allowance to reduce bulk and create a nice crisp edge when it's turned right side out.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 8

Turn it right side out and press the edges with a hot iron.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Place the tortillas inside the warmer and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. The tortillas will stay soft and warm throughout your dinner.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

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