PATCH­WORK TEEPEE

Country Living (UK) - - Craft -

Per­fect for a pic­nic, gar­den party or the beach, this charm­ing tent will cre­ate a shaded spot or hide­away for chil­dren to play. Cut six iden­ti­cal tri­an­gles from light­weight cot­tons or linens. Mix and match pat­terns from three to six de­signs, linked by colour. Ditsy flo­rals, checks and tick­ing stripes work well and have a clas­sic coun­try style. Sew to­gether the pan­els, mak­ing sure to se­cure two ties at a time, made from the same fab­rics or co­or­di­nat­ing rib­bon in in­ter­vals, along each in­side seam. Th­ese will help to keep the canes in place. Once all are sewn to­gether, hem along the bot­tom edge of the teepee. Fold over the fab­ric along the top edge to cre­ate a pocket and thread strong rib­bon through to tighten and tie around the canes once in place. Hem the two long edges, con­nect­ing the fab­rics at the top to make the open­ing. Sim­i­lar fab­rics, Clarke & Clarke and Cath Kid­ston

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