Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Baggo Bags

Summer is fast approaching. With summer comes BBQs and outdoor games. One of the games everyone loves is Baggo. Don't know what Baggo is, you so need to play. Also for some reason I can't figure out, some people call it 'Cornhole' which I think is kind of creepy. Anywho...for Christmas, two of my favorite people got a Baggo set (homemade by their brother). Super cool! However, he didn't make any bean bags for them. This is where I come in.

So I began with fabric in two different colors/patterns. First I flipped the fabric inside out, and traced four 6 and a 1/2 inch squares on the fabric.
I then cut out my squares...
And ended with 8 squares. The advantage of cutting them together like this is that you get perfectly matched pieces.
Now all I have to do is sew them together. I used a straight stitch, with the stitches spaced as close as possible. I also left a hole to flip the bag right side out, and to put the beans in.
After all the sides were sewn together, I clipped the outside seams so that the bag would lay flat and have more give when it was flipped inside out.
Then you flip the bag right-side out, and voila, a perfect 6-inch bag. It is now time to fill with the beans. It took me around 2 cups of beans per bag. I rolled up a sheet of paper, and placed it in the opening to use as a funnel.
After pouring all the beans in each bag, the last thing to do was hand-sew the openings shut.
Repeat on each bag, and finally you have 8 bean-bags, in two colors, ready to be tossed in the backyard all summer. I'd say this project took me around a half-hour to do. So simple!
Hilary, Mariah I hope you enjoy them! As always, thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. The Iowa people call it cornhole. I had never heard of such a thing until Z's family reunion last year. They have INTENSE tournaments. It's super fun.