How To Fix a Ripped Tripod Case

When thinking about buying a new tripod case because the old one has gotten a rip in it, think again since you are able to fix the rip in a few simple steps. This can be rewarding for anyone who is looking to keep their old case without having to buy a new one. You can save money and learn how to fix it if the problem comes up again.

What You'll Need

  • Your Tripod Case
  • Needle and Thread
  • Fabric Tape
  • Scissors

Step 1: Gather Supplies

You will want to make sure you have all of your supplies out in front of you before you start. You will also want to assess the rip to find out what the best way to fix it would be. This can be tedious and tough to do depending on how familiar you are with fixing things. Depending on the size of the rip, you will either want to use a needle and thread or the fabric tape to put it back together. The larger the gash, the more you are going to want to lean towards using the needle and thread, and possibly put a piece of tape over it as well depending on how secure you feel the sew job is (and how much you use the case because in certain places the sew job, and tape might come undone).

Step 2: Start to Sew

When you go to start sewing up the rip in the case, you want to make sure you get every little bit of it since you do not want it to rip again while using it. This means going back and forth with the needle and thread until you have closed every little bit of it, and to close it up tightly. If you are not sure about sewing anything then you can ask someone else who is familiar with it to do this for you. If you're still not confident enough about the sewing job, then you can put a piece of the fabric tape over it to secure it even further.

Step 3: Securing and Finishing

If the gash is not very big, and all you want to do is secure it so it does not become even bigger, then you can place a piece of fabric tape over the rip without having to sew it shut. Just make sure the tape is pressed down securely enough so it does not come up when the case is being used. You will then want to put all of your materials away, and make sure you have them in case something were to happen later on with the case (where you needed to fix it again). When there is a way to fix something, this saves you money since you can fix it right from the comfort of your home without having to worry about spending money on a brand new one. 

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