We learned something new with this project! Cornhole was named after what the bags are filled with! Dried corn, who knew? Now today, of course, they are not all filled with corn and most likely with a polymer of some kind. But for our project we wanted to go authentic, not to mention its cheaper! Follow along with us below to learn how to make your own cornhole bags. 🌽🌽
- Dried corn
- 2 fat quarters with 2 different color prints
- Sewing machine
- Zipper foot
- Marking Pen
- Funnel or paper
Step 1: Marking and cutting your fabric
With cornhole bags you will need a durable fabric, so we chose our Linen Cotton Blend! This fabric has an excellent weight and is perfect for this project! First, you will measure and mark 6 seven inch squares out of each of your fat quarters and cut them out. This will make 3 bags of each color.
Step 2: Sewing your bags
Now you will take 2 matching squares and pin them right sides together. Then sew at ½” seam allowances all the way around leaving about an inch opening on the bottom edge.
Since these bags will be thrown it is important to ensure the stitches are secure. We chose to serge the edges but if you do not have a serger we suggest you do another stitch around at ¼” to make sure the bags are extra sturdy.
Once the bags are sewn clip your corners and turn them right sides out.
Step 3: Filling your bags
Now its time to fill your bags with corn!
If you have a funnel great, go ahead and start filling your bags. If you do not have a funnel no worries simply roll up a piece of paper and create your own funnel.
Now you will want to fill your bags up as much as you can while still giving enough room to sew your bags shut. Again, since these are going to be thrown around a lot we do not want to use a hand stitch but again use our machine to sew our opening closed.
We filled our bags to where we had about ½” worth of sewing space.
Step 4: Sewing the closing
For the closing end, we pinned across the entire side and chose a sturdy overlock stitch and used our zipper foot so that way we could get as close to the edge and still have enough stability to withstand being thrown around!
Once you have done this to all 6 bags you are set to start your game!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s #FatQuarterTuesday project! Go to our site to get the same designs we did printed for your next creation, Tropical Emerald Forest and Tropical Emerald Forest in Light Blue by oppositedge.