Bean Bag Toss from Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hey guys!
Welcome back to
One For The Boys ~ Holiday Edition
where we share boy projects and ideas just in time for the holidays!

I am super excited to have Mandy here sharing this cute bean bag toss.  She is uber talented and always seems to have a dozen projects on the go!  She is a true inspiration and one of my 'daily reads'.  Please welcome Mandy!

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Hi Everyone!!   I am Mandy from Sugar Bee Crafts and I'm excited to be stopping by for the holiday edition of One For The Boys (such a great idea!!)...

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I have 4 kiddos and love to craft and blog (obviously!) - - I feel like if I can do something, then you can too!!  Here's the family picture, Christmas style:





Today I want to share a quick handmade and FUN gift - the Bean Bag Toss.  My girls made this last year for my toddler, but all ages enjoy it.  The bigger kids just get the bigger challenge of stepping back farther when tossing.


First, I had Trevor cut holes in this old computer screen shelf thing I had and make one leg shorter than the other so it was slanted.  Then the girls painted it - - not how I would have done the painting (chevron would have been great) but that's the fun, that they did it:
I sewed most of the bean bag part, but they were able to help with stuffing all the beans in.  A quick tutorial on making bean bags  - -

Start with 2 squares, placed with right sides together.  Sew all around the edges except for on one edge leave a space 1-2 inches.  Clip the corners after sewing  (cut the triangle piece off) to make it turn better and lay nice:


Then through that little hole, pull the squares right-side out.  You can use a straight pin to pull the corners out crisply:
Through the opening, fill it with beans.  About 3/4 full.  If you fill it too full you will have a tough time sewing it shut.


Now, you could hand-sew the hole, but I'm lazy and use the machine.  See how you can fold the opening in to match the other sides - do that:
Then just topstitch, or sew on top, all the way around all the edges.  This will catch and close the hole so you don't have to handstitch.  And it gives a nice edge to the bean bag.
You can kind of see the edges sewn in this picture.  Hope it makes sense:


And that's it!  Enjoy!!


I love the follow-through of the throw in this picture -- - 


Thanks for having me - hope to see you over at Sugar Bee Crafts!


Thanks Mandy!
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xo Heather
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