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
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