DIY Bean Bags

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My older son Benjamin recently received a gift from a family friend, a miniature bean bag game set. He loved it so much I decided to sew him a regular size set and a set for my younger son for his first birthday. So here is a tutorial how you can sew your own.

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Pick out fabric and cut the width twice as long as the length. I choose to make mine 5 x 10.

Then cut ribbon 3 to 5 inches depending on how large bean bags final dimensions. I cut mine 3 inches.

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Next fold fabric in half with right sides together. Place ribbon sandwiched in the middle folded in half with opening outside the fabric. Either hold in place or pin.

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Sew around and leave about an inch opening to turn inside out.image

 

Pull fabric through the opening. Then push out the points with something blunt. I used a retractable pen.

Then fill with filling of your choice. I went with white rice since we had a bunch on hand. Previously I used black beans. I believe any dry grain or bean would  work great.

Now the final step is to top stitch. I just sew the one side.

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Here is the version I made for my older child without the tags.

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