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Mr. Potato Head "Potato Sack" Parts Bag

Mr. Potato Head Parts Bag

January 3, 2012 Sarah Coggins
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One of our son’s gifts from Santa this year was a Mr. Potato Head. Given he only has the basic kit so all the pieces fit inside the potato, but the “trunk” never seems to want to stay closed. When I saw an idea on Pinterest to make a burlap bag to store Mr. Potato Head and his parts, I knew I needed to make one.

Mr. Potato Head "Potato Sack" Parts Bag

Lucky for me, I had burlap on hand bought for another project before Christmas that never came to. It then took on life as a tree skirt (we had forgotten we needed a new one until the tree was up. I really want to make one vs buying another so I wanted an easy cheap fix this year – duct tape & burlap cover a tree stand nicely!). Now that our tree is down, and with a goal to make a new tree skirt by next Christmas, I was willing to cut up the burlap for this new project.

Mr. Potato Head "Potato Sack" Parts Bag: Felt Potato

In a short time with my son working nearby at his craft table on a Play-doh project, I sewed up the bag using the burlap and leftover ribbon from his toddler belt. I later added the felt Mr. Potato Head during his nap time. Now all the pieces store nicely and we can toss the bag into his toy box.

Mr. Potato Head "Potato Sack" Parts Bag: Filled

Supplies: burlap; thread; 5/8″ ribbon; felt; buttons (eyes); Aleene’s Tacky Glue.


  • allison c January 3, 2012 at 9:25 am
    Love love this! C got a Mr Potato Head for Xmas. We don't have any real spare parts yet, but maybe I will buy him some just so I can make this, too. I love it and you did such a great job with it!
  • ter@waaoms January 3, 2012 at 10:36 am
    that's awesome, and I bet it will end up on pinterest. :)
  • Shirley Fyfe January 3, 2012 at 3:36 pm
    What a fantastic idea! Have enjoyed catching up on your blog - I know it's been a while!

    Best wishes for the New Year - I hope you & your family have a wonderful 2012!
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