kids’ teepee

Why not try your hand at sew­ing a fab­ric den for your kid’s bed­room – it’ll spark cre­ative play and keep lit­tle ones amused all day

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Cre­ate a cute place where your lit­tle ones will love to hide!

Turn your child’s room into a fun den for them and their friends with our DIY teepee project.

You don’t have to be a pro on the sew­ing ma­chine, just fol­low this step-by-step guide and you’ll have it done in an af­ter­noon. Cut six tri­an­gles (three from each fab­ric piece), 70cm wide x 140cm high. Cut 5cm off the top of each tri­an­gle. Hem top and bot­tom edges. Pin and stitch four tri­an­gles side by side, right sides fac­ing. Make the doors by cut­ting the last two tri­an­gles in half (dis­card one half of each), and stitch to the other tri­an­gles. Sew the doors to­gether from the top to about 35cm down, leav­ing the rest open. Cut five 20cm lengths of rib­bon and fold in half. Pin then sew them at the fold to the joins be­tween each of the fab­ric tri­an­gles, about half­way up from the bot­tom of the teepee. Turn the teepee right side out and iron. Mea­sure and saw the dow­els into 170cm lengths and sand ends. Mea­sure 20cm from one end and mark with a pen­cil. Drill a 4mm hole through the dow­els at the marks, thread with string and tie to­gether. Pop the teepee over the top and spread out the poles, se­cur­ing them with the rib­bon ties.

Vin­tage flo­ral bunt­ing, £10; pas­tel suit­cases, £20 for three, both Sass & Belle. Soft toys, from £3 each; Snoig lamp, £20; tejn rug, £10, all Ikea

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