I personally found the instructions to be helpful as a basic guide, but you'll find that you're working with a big floppy mass of fabric most of the way through the process. Just remember that once you've gotten it stuffed, it should resemble a big cube, that you can set your pot in the middle of. My little brother made 2 of these things as Christmas gifts, and I know if HE can do on his own, so can YOU! My first Wonder Box Cooker turned out like this:
Following are the instructions and pattern. I am italicizing all information that has been passed on to me.
- 3 Meters (yards are 3” shorter than a meter) soft cotton or broadcloth so it will conform to the shape of the pot. (½ can be coordinated …. two colors)
- 19 scantly filled 1-gallon ice cream pails of Polystyrene beads (it is an insulation that looks like the tiny separate Styrofoam bits that make up the protective packing in electronics, etc.)
For more information on this little gem, see my other posts, The Wonder Box Cooker and Wonder Box Cooker Recipes.