Pocket Hacky Sack

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Introduction: Pocket Hacky Sack

This Instructable will show you how to make a neat little hacky sack! These can be so much fun if you know how to use them right.

Step 1: Gather the Fabric

Find 2 pieces of fabric that you would like to use. I chose green and red.

Step 2: Make a Circle

Draw a circle on one of the pieces of fabric using a soda can or something bigger that is circular. Now put the fabric with the circle on it on top of the other piece of fabric and pin them together to prevent them from moving.

Step 3: Cut a Square

Don't cut on the circle, cut a square around the circle. It will be easier to sew instead of struggling to hold a little circle when you are sewing.

Step 4: Sewing

Now it's time for the sewing! Just try to sew on the outline of the circle. When you are sewing, leave about 1 inch of space between where you began sewing and where you ended so that there will be a slot after you cut the circle out.

Step 5: Cut and Flip Inside-Out

Now cut the circle out. But don't cut on the line, cut around the line, and leave about 1 cm of space between the line and the cuts. For best results, use an Xacto knife. After you have done that, find the opening in the circle and flip it inside-out.

Step 6: Fill It

Fill the circle with something small such as rice, beans, or dried peas. A funnel will help a lot.

Step 7: Sew It Up

Now you need to know how to sew with a needle and thread. So just sew up the opening, but first tuck it in so that it looks like the rest of the circle. You are now done. So kick it around, play a game, have fun with your new hacky sack.

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    25 Discussions

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    whirlingswirl

    Can you make a tutorial how to sew a hacky sack like the ones from this website: www.haniabag.com - they look very nice.

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    england01
    england01

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I ended up making one and it is the best hacky sack I have ever owned... Mainly because I stuffed up the measurements and it ended up being really small so I can take it to school and use it pretty much anywhere. Great instructable!

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    Dreistein
    Dreistein

    10 years ago on Introduction

    this is so awsome great ibl one of my fav s this is soo easy to make

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    inventageek
    inventageek

    10 years ago on Introduction

     I LOVE THIS. my normal hacky sack just got lost during my last camping trip a week ago and i havent been out to get a new one. Now i dont really need to! GREAT INSTRUCTABLE!

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    J@50n
    J@50n

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Your not the only male who knows how to sew!

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    nightninja87
    nightninja87

    11 years ago on Introduction

    quick question what type of fabric is that it dosent look like something regular up close like cotton or something but i might be wrong what is it? and great instructable 2 thumbs up i love playing footbag

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    ifreddybear
    ifreddybear

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Great guide! i failed because i had to sew by hand and i dont sew often >.< so there was my dilemma but i got it finally and im happy w/ it!!! :D

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    Baseballboy1998

    I just joined this site and I think it is really cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And Easy......

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    pirateg3cko
    pirateg3cko

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Really cool instructable. I'm planning to try one of the 1" polygon - paneled ones, but I love the look and the simplicity of this, so I must give it a try. But I wonder, is there ever much trouble with the raw rice poking its way out of the stitching (where it's sewn closed for example)? Or maybe not much problem with leakage?

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    lawizeg
    lawizeg

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    I made one, and i just used a REALLY close sewn stitch. Since i don't have a sewing machine, i had to do that all around. The results we good though.

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    Aburame Shino
    Aburame Shino

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I totally have to try this some time, but we don't have a machine, so I'll do it by hand!

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    Aburame Shino
    Aburame Shino

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    -double post- And then I gotta learn how to use one ...

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    instruct0r
    instruct0r

    12 years ago on Introduction

    if you fill it up too much it becomes bouncy and EXTREMELY HARD to stall just a word of advice oh and once youve mastered this simple diy try using twelve 1" pentagons, but be warned: precision is everything in this diy

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    lightmoon1345
    lightmoon1345

    12 years ago on Introduction

    I love how that if your in a survival situation, you can play hacky-sack and then eat the rice inside :D

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    instruct0r
    instruct0r

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    lol nice but the rice is raw lol but better than sand

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    altmaker
    altmaker

    12 years ago on Introduction

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but hackysacks are pocket sized anyway...