Cornhole bag sewing
There are many ways to make your own cornhole bags. We've got some instructions, as well as some tips to tell you how to make the best cornhole bags.
Cornhole Players Bag Sewing Instructions
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
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
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.
Corn / Filler
From CGP's lj is
I use Tractor Supply corn. The only thing I recommend is freezing the corn prior to "kill" off any parasites/eggs. When I first starting making bags, never froze the corn and let me tell you bug crazy flying around in the room from the corn bins.
Gluing Bag Seams
From texastim on the CGP Forum
If your bags are coming apart at the seams... try glue!
Apply glue, then do the double stitch all the way around the bag only leaving enough room to fill with corn. Then double stitch and glue what is left, and have had no problems with bags breaking open. Also important not to overfill the bags. We use Aleene's No Sew Fabric Glue found at Jo Ann's Fabric Store.