Want to make one too??
Here’s what you’ll need: (**Note, instructions are based on my table that is 32L x 26W x 19H inches, so make adjustments if necessary.)
- 3 yards of base color fabric.
- 1/2 fabric for door
- 1/4 yard for curtains
- extra wide, double fold, bias tape (one 3yd package for the doorway and window and then another package for the door.
- 10 x 10 inch of clear vinyl
- felt and ric rac for flowers
- 3 pieces of grosgrain ribbon, 5 inches long.
- sewing machine
- Cut a piece that is 27 x 33 inches for the top piece.
- Cut 2 pieces for the front and back that are 33 x 20 inches.
- Cut 2 pieces for the sides that are 27 x 20 inches.
- Cut a door that is 16 inch tall and 14.5 inches wide.
- Cut 2 curtain pieces that are 8 x 15 inches.
Then cut enough bias tape to fit around your door and sew into place. However, you do not need to connect the ends before attaching to the door. Just attach bias tape to the sides of the door and then attach bias tape to the top and the bottom, allowing for enough at the ends to tuck under, hiding the raw edge.
On the other side, add a folded piece of ribbon to the back side of the door, in 3 different places. Then attach a piece of velcro to the ends of each piece of ribbon. I decided to attach the velcro to the front and back of the ribbon so that Elli could shut the door from the inside of the fort too. Add the opposite pieces of velcro to the front piece of the fort as shown, and then again on the inside, to allow securing the door from the inside too.
Cut 4 pieces of bias tape, 10 inches each. Attach them at the corners, the same way you connected the pieces for the door opening. Sew into place.
On one of my side pieces of the fort, I decided to add some flowers. Make some flower shapes on felt, cut them out and cut some ric rac that’s long enough, for the stems. Lay the flower parts in place, pin them, and then sew them in place.
You can add more to the other end of the fort. I didn’t.
Then hem the very bottom of the tent (or you could use bias tape all along the bottom) to finish it all off.
All done. (**REMEMBER TO ADJUST ALL OF THE MEASUREMENTS ACCORDING TO THE SIZE OF YOUR OWN TABLE. These measurements were given as a guideline.)
Let the little ones inside and let their little imaginations run wild.