Simple Tortilla Cozy Tutorial

Categories: Utility, Accessory

The tortilla cozy is fast and easy to make and you just need a few simple supplies.

Note: This cozy is NOT designed to be put in the microwave.  Rather you heat the tortillas in the microwave and then put them into your cozy to keep them warm and pliable.

What you need to make this project

Materials
1/3 yard of Solarize Liner Fabric
1/3 yard of Shield Liner Fabric
Supplies
1/3 Yard of two coordinating cotton quilting fabrics
Scissors
Dinner plate - 1" larger than your favorite tortillas
Pins
Thread
Iron
Sewing Machine
Rotary Cutter and Mat (Optional)

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Instructions

Step One

Find a plate that is at least 1-inch larger than the tortillas you plan to use.  I used a large dinner plate as my template.  I found it simplest to cut several layers at once, so I stacked my materials up with them layered fabric-Shield-Solarize-Second Fabric.

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I cut them out using a rotary cutter and mat, tracing around the plate.

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Step Two

Repeat, so you have cut out two sets.

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We’ll be working on the two sets of circles separately and then sewing them together to make our cozy in the last step.

Step Three

Pin your circles together in the following order…Your two fabrics with RIGHT SIDES TOGETHER, then your Shield, then your Solarize.

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Step Four

Stitch with 1/4 inch seam allowance, leaving an opening for turning your circle right side out.

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Step Five

Remove pins and notch your seam allowance.  Lots of notches will allow for a smooth circle in the next step.

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Step Six

Turn right side out.

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Step Seven

Press.

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Step Eight

Fold the fabric under and press at the opening.

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Step Nine

Pin your opening closed.

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Step Ten

Topstitch about 1/8 inch away from the edge of your circle.  Besides helping it look nice, this will also stitch your opening closed.

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Step Eleven

Stitch a few lines through the center of your circle to give it a more quilted effect.

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Step Twelve

Repeat for your second circle.

Step Thirteen

Pin your two circles together, around just half of your circle.

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Step Fourteen

Stitch your two circles together, sewing over the top of the topstitching lines from earlier.  Be sure to backstitch at the beginning and ends.

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Step Fifteen

And after removing your pins, you’re all ready to keep your tortillas warm and cozy.

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Happy Sewing…and Taco Eating!

~ Polly from Pieces by Polly.