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DIY Tortilla Warmer (Easy Sewing Project)

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Learn how to sew an easy reusable DIY tortilla warmer to warm your tortillas in the microwave and keep them soft and warm till you finish your meal!


tortilla warmer pattern


DIY Tortilla Warmer


 Mexican food is delicious and the most famous among Mexican food is tortillas. All of us must have had tortillas to accompany our meals at breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. My family loves tortillas too. We often use it as a base and top it with sauce, cheese, and some other filling of our choice to make our favorite breakfast!


tortilla warmer sewing pattern


I never make my own tortillas but use store-bought ones instead. I keep them in the refrigerator and often always they become hard and rough after heating in the microwave on an open plate.


A friend suggested that I use the fabric tortilla warmers to heat them and keep them warm on my dinner table. I tried it and not only were the tortillas extra soft and warm but stayed that way for almost an hour!


How to sew a tortilla warmer


 I had used tortilla warmers that I bought from Etsy. I observed it while having my dinner and thought I need to design and sew them with the fabrics of my choice. That’s how I came up with this DIY tutorial on how to sew the tortilla warmers.


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DIY Tortilla Warmer ( Easy Sewing Project)

Important Notes:

  • All the materials used for sewing the tortilla warmer, including the fabric, the batting, and the thread should be 100% cotton to prevent it from catching fire in the microwave
  • Do not leave the microwave unattended while warming the tortillas inside the tortilla warmer.
  • Never use the tortilla warmer in a convection oven.
  • The tortilla warmer is washable and reusable.



  • 1/3 yard of 100% cotton fabric for the outside pieces
  • 1/3 yard of 100% cotton fabric for the inside pieces
  • 1/3-yard of cotton batting
  • 100% cotton extra wide double fold bias tape (store-bought or homemade with a Bias Tape Maker from Amazon)
  • Matching 100% cotton thread
  • 11” round plate (for a 10” Tortilla Warmer. Use a plate 1” larger than the finished Tortilla Warmer you plan to make)
  • Sewing pins or clips
  • Scissors
  • Turning tool
  • Disappearing fabric marker
  • Cutting mat and ruler, measuring tape or ruler
  • Iron and ironing board or iron mat


  • Skill Level: Intermediate (due to the application of bias tape)
  • Approximate time to complete 1 10” Tortilla Warmer: 30-45 minutes
  • Approximate cost to make: $4.24

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How to sew a tortilla warmer

 Grab your supplies.




Turn your fabric right side facing down and place the plate on the fabric. Using your fabric marker, trace around the plate and cut around the circle.


How to sew a tortilla warmer

You will need 2 round pieces of the main outside piece of fabric and 2 of the inside piece of fabric. Repeat for the batting. (You will need to have a total of 4 pieces of fabric and 2 pieces of batting.)


Layer your fabrics as follows: One outer fabric, right side facing down, batting and the outside fabric, right side facing up (so the wrong sides of the fabrics are touching the batting.) Repeat with the other set of circles. Pin or clip in place. Mark 3-4 evenly spaced horizontal lines on your circle. Turn the circle so you are stitching another 3-4 lines going in the opposite direction, so your pattern looks like “#”.


Stitch along the marked lines. Repeat on the other circle.


Attach the bias tape around the outer edge of the circle, going just over halfway around (like a smile).  Repeat on the other circle.



Layer both the completed circle pieces together, with inside pieces facing and bias tape edges evenly touching. Pin or clip in place and. Using 1/4” seam allowance, sew shut the half of the Tortilla Warmer that does NOT have the bias tape.


Attach the bias tape around the outer edge of the closed circle, meeting the edge of the other bias tape, just where the opening is on each side. Be sure to reinforce at the beginning and the end and also to fold the raw edge of the bias tape by ½- inch to cover it.


DIY Tortilla Warmer

Your DIY tortilla warmer is ready. Now you may place a stack of your favorite warmed tortillas until you are ready to serve! Enjoy!


Have a look at the webstory for the post here, Warm Up Meals in Minutes: DIY Tortilla Warmer Pattern


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Wednesday 24th of May 2023

Thank you for,this wonderful project!


Tuesday 23rd of May 2023

What a great idea! Do you think using an old cotton towel will work for the batting?


Friday 26th of May 2023

I don't think that would be a great idea as the tortilla warmer would lose its shape and form!


Tuesday 23rd of May 2023

Sure wish this pattern was downloadable. I don't have a computer near my sewing machine and don't use a smart phone for things like this, too awkard.


Friday 11th of June 2021

Can't find a way to download pattern


Friday 11th of June 2021

I am sorry, this pattern is not available in downloadable format. You have to view it online!