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Cornhole Bag Sewing Instructions

We’ve put together some Cornhole Bag Sewing Instructions to help you sew your own Cornhole Bags. They easy to follow steps will teach you how to sew your own bags.

The steps for sewing bags are listed below, but as an added help, we’ve put together a PDF for you to download.

Download These Cornhole Bag Making Directions

(PDF) CORNHOLE BAG MAKING INSTRUCTIONS (PDF) CORNHOLE BAG MAKING INSTRUCTIONS
Special thanks to forum member “HoleMonster” for submitting this winning entry to the 2008 Bag Sewing Instructions Contest!

Bag Sewing Instructions

Fabric Preparation

  • Cornhole bags should be made from duck canvas, and may be any color that is easy to see during game play. Each bag should be filled with approximately 2 cups of feed corn.
  • Finished bags should be a minimum of 6″ X 6″ square and weigh between 14 and 16 ounces.
  • Buy duck cloth or duck canvas ( 1 – 2 yards )
  • Shrink the fabric using a washer & dryer, then cut fabric into 8 squares, measuring 7” x 7”

*Optional Fabric Prep*

  • If your fabric store only sells white Duck Cloth, or if you’d like a custom color, you can dye the cloth.
  • Use any dye and a container that will not stain
  • Rinse the fabric until water runs clear
  • Hang the bags to let dry, or put them in a dryer

Sewing the Bags

  • Use upholstery thread or another heavy duty thread to sew two squares together
  • Sew to be a bit over 6” x 6”,
  • ( so when the bag is filled it will be 6” x 6” )
  • Leave a section un-sewn (to fill bags with corn)
  • Un-sewn section can be anywhere from an inch long to the whole side
  • Turn the bags inside out so the seams you have just sewn are invisible

Filling the Bags

  • Cornhole bags should be filled with approx. 2 cups of feed corn, and should weigh 14 to 16oz. ( 1lb. )
  • For easier filling, use a pop bottle
  • Feed corn is the most common filling for Cornhole bags, and can be found at any feed store
  • Other, options are plastic beads or pellets or dried beans, but popcorn and sand are not suggested.

Sew and Play

  • Double stitch up the opening with a whip stitch or a sewing machine.
  • Now go out and throw your bags in the hole!

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