Posts Tagged ‘cornhole bags’

How To Make Your Own Cornhole Bags

December 23, 2008

The game of cornhole has taken the Midwest by storm and has started to spread throughout the country. The only real choice many people face is whether or not to buy a cornhole game set complete with cornhole bags, or to build and sew your own. The simplest of the two to make are the cornhole bags. Hopefully you will be able to sew your own after reading this.

A set of cornhole bags is made up of 8 bags. There are four bags per team. Each team must have a different color of bag. The bags are made of duck canvas. This is a breathable cloth that can be gotten wet several times and will dry out without much shrinking or wearing out of the cloth. Each bag must be 6″ X 6″ after it is sewed. It is probably best to start with two cloth squares that are 8″X8″. It is filled with cracked corn and must weigh between 14 and 16oz. The most durable way to sew them is to use a double stitch, some people use a triple stitch to add strength and longevity.

The material is easily found at your local department store of fabric center. Every thing else is just as easy to find. Hopefully, you will enjoy the sewing your own cornhole bags.

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Cornhole: More Than Just Fun

December 16, 2008

The game of cornhole is very basic and easy. A heartbeat to learn and a lifetime to enjoy. This is a game that has many practical uses. There are even some therapy professionals that recommend this game for elderly patients. The balance and coordination required are light, but help to retrain muscles after a stroke or when a patient has been bed-ridden for a period of time.

The game of cornhole has very few rules. Just throw the cornhole bag from behind the front of the cornhole board and the bag must stay on the opposing board or go into the hole to score. The distance between the boards is not great so anyone can play, even small children.

Elderly patients who have had mild strokes and are trying to recover their hand-eye coordination can make use of this game. The balance needed is slightly more than what is required to stand and the strength needed is minimal. One other benefit is that the patient will need to get outside and enjoy the fresh air. This can help to alleviate some of the depression that is felt after a stroke.

No matter what your reason for owning a cornhole game board set, you will enjoy the outdoors, light competition, and the company of family and friends.