Cornhole/Bags Beanbag Set Tutorial

Cornhole/Bags Beanbag Set Tutorial

Regulation cornhole bags measure roughly 6x6 inches and weigh 15 to 16 oz. The bags are traditionally filled with corn, which breaks down as the bags are used, creating a dust that helps the bags slide on the cornhole board. If insects or mildew are concerns, use plastic pellets in lieu of corn.

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Materials
Step 1

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Cut 16 7’’x7’’ squares Note: this allows for a ½ inch seam allowance on all sides. If you prefer a 5/8 inch seam allowance (like most commercial patterns), make your squares7 ¼ inches

Step 2

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With the right sides together, sew around three sides of the squares and halfway across the fourth using a half-inch seam allowance. Then, turn the bag right side out, making sure the corners are neat. Press using lots of steam. Ensure the opening is turned under neatly, then press well to make closing the bag easier.

Step 3

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Using a funnel, fill each bag with 1 ¾ cups of whole corn. If using popcorn or plastic pellets, fill the bags until each one weighs approximately 16 oz. Pin the opening closed.

Step 4

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Carefully stitch the bag closed approximately 1/8 inch away from the edge. Go slowly to make sure to not run over a corn kernel! Once the opening is sewn shut, continue the edgestitching all the way around the bag, pivoting at the corners. Finally, carefully sew a second row of stitches 1/8 inch inside the first row. Trim your threads. Now you’re ready to play!

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