One of the hobbies that I would love to have and would love to be really good at, would be that of a Photographer. I just think they are so cool and have the greatest job ever! I admire that they are able to capture life in a single shot that is full of excitement, or beauty or sometimes those crazy moments that only a photographer with super good skills can capture. So for all you photographers out there….huge air high 5! Kathleen from Fearlessly Creative Mammas is sharing a project for a super cute Tripod Tote that is perfect for you professional photographers and all of us who dream of becoming one someday!!! Wink, Wink!! Enjoy!
If you happen to read my blog, Fearlessly Creative Mammas, you know that we have been planning a camping/building trip to Alaska for awhile. We were supposed to go in June and it was postponed until August due to work. Well, August is upon us and we still aren’t going. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great thing to have a job and especially one that my husband loves as much as he does. We are grateful for it. I tell you all of this so you will know why I decided I needed to have today’s creation.
I decided that since we would be in Alaska, we would be doing some hiking when we took breaks from building our cabin. I figured that would be the perfect time to take beautiful pictures and that I would want my tripod. However, I didn’t want to have to carry it, so I decided I needed a bag of some sort. Due to this, I decided to make a bag that I could put over my shoulder or over my neck.
I went to The Ribbon Retreat, which is always a danger because they have so many beautiful fabrics and ribbons, and I picked out this beautiful Riley Blake fabric, one yard of each and coordinating ribbon, in 1/2 inch and 1 inch sizes. I also got 1 yard of fusible fleece, and I decided to use pink thread too.
The first thing I did was measure my tripod so I made the tote bag big enough. I added eight inches on the length and 4 inches on the diameter. Then I cut both fabrics that size. I cut the fleece 1 inch smaller than the fabric.
The next step is to attach the two fabrics together, right sides facing each other. Sew it all the way around, leaving a 3 inch opening in one spot.
At the top, fold the end over, outside of fabric to inside, 3/4 of an inch. Then you sew all the way across, close to the bottom edge. Be sure to reinforce the ends well because you will be pulling the ribbon at that spot.
When you have finished sewing, thread the ribbon through the hole. I used a safety pin to help me. You want the ribbon to be about a foot longer than your fabric so you can tie it.
My husband took a few pictures of me as we were hiking one day. I was able to take lots of pictures of birds, some that actually turned out really nice.
Whether you are a photographer, soccer or dance mom or just love taking pictures, this is a great addition to your camera gear. Sometimes tripods are awkward and hard to carry around, but now, with the help of this great tote, you can simply throw your tripod in and toss it over your shoulder to head out to all of those important events perfect for capturing on video or in a pic.
Thank you Kathleen for sharing this tote with us!!! For more projects by Kathleen, make sure to visit her at Fearlessly Creative Mammas.
Don’t totes just make life easier and more convenient? Like you all know, I am a true bag lady so I love any bag that makes my life easier and adds a little style to my day. Hehe!! Here are a couple more totes that are fashionable and oh so cute too….enjoy!
Bags are so much fun!! You can see all of our fabulous bags HERE! We have some small, some big, some with zippers and some with fun flowers. What one is your favorite?