I have two things to say about this Ruffled Teepee:
1) Oh my goodness, the cute!
2) Would it be acceptable to make one for myself? As in no kids allowed?
Summertime is the perfect time for forts and this teepee is one of the most awesome forts I’ve come across! Then, when the weather cools off, it becomes a fun, indoor refuge for your little one. A reading nook, perhaps?
To make one of your own, simply hop over to The Train to Crazy for this great tutorial by Sewing in No Mans Land.
- One King Sized sheet or two twin sheets sewn together
- Several twin flat sheets (the number depends on how fluffy you want your ruffles and how many layers you think looks good. She had extra fabric left over)
- 6 PVC pipes (hers were the precut 5 ft. ones at Lowes for 1.30, if I did it over I would have them cut me 6 ft ones from the 8 ft poles, the ten is a bit squatty no?)
- Thin rope or several strong rubber bands (which they do not carry at Joannes by the way)
- Ribbon for ties and decor
- One Package of the widest quilt binding available.
- Optional: cute embellishments for the top of the Teepee
Intermediate (only for the time it takes…suitable also for a very patient adventurous beginner)
Are you children fort-makers? What is their preferred material – blankets? Cardboard boxes?
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