STE P BY STE P Get it all sewn up
Follow our four easy steps to create your own handy beanbag
01 Get stitching Take your fabric and line up the outside sides facing together. You can use pins to hold everything in place. Sew three of the edges together, half a centimetre in from the edge. We sewed ours by hand with an oversew stitch, but using a sewing machine is even easier. 03 Test it out Time to test out your creation. Grab your D-SLR and a long lens and see if it sits nicely on top of the bag – you should be able to nestle it down comfortably enough that if feels well supported. If it’s not quite right, add or take away beans until you’re happy with the final result. 02 Flip it and fill it When you’ve sewn up three of the beanbag’s sides, flip the fabric bag out so that the right side is now facing outwards. Take your beans and pour them into a plastic bag, which will help stop them from getting damp, then tie it up and insert it into your beanbag. 04 Finishing touches Sew up the final side of the beanbag and you’re all done. Time to head out and see what you can shoot with it. To get even sharper images when using your bag, go completely hands-free by setting the camera’s self timer once it’s nestled safely on the beanbag.