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« on: August 23, 2007 01:13:44 AM »

So my wee one is obsessed with having a teepee for her play room, but being a crafter I don't feel like shelling out a bunch of money for one! I did a search and all the plans I see are for these huge authentic teepee's. I did find this though, http://www.justduckytents.com/tents.shtml
and as you can see they want $135 for a basic kids teepee made out of cloth and pvc pipe! So heres my question, any idea on how to recreate it? The poles are easy to figure out, but how can I do the rest?

« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2007 03:41:21 AM »

I would go buy a cute fabric and after setting up the poles in their desired setting would make a paper pattern of the shape. Make tubes/sleeves in the fabric to slide the poles into and hem the edges up.
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2007 06:36:03 AM »


Here are some instructions I found.

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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2007 11:06:14 AM »

I saw this on TV a while ago and bookmarked it for future use for the little one I have on the way.

and here is the pattern they used

Hope that helps.

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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2007 01:11:36 PM »

awesome! you guys are all life savers!

« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2008 07:10:22 AM »

I too wanted to make a teepee for my son.  I found a pattern to use.  I wanted to be able to use this in the house, as well as outdoors in the summer.  I went shopping for material, looking for something that would provide shade and let some air flow through the teepe.  I chose burlap for the cloth, and bamboo sticks instead of PVC pipes.  The burlap was not the same width as the pattern called for, and the bamboo was not as long as required.  I ended up scrapping the pattern, and "winging" it myself.  My son loves the results, and it was also a big hit at his daycare. 

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« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2008 08:44:16 PM »

I made one from a purchased pattern too: Butterick 4251.  There's a picture on my blog: http://babytoolkit.blogspot.com/2008/02/hanging-with-lost-boys-teepee-of-ones.html
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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2008 10:14:39 AM »

There are several teepees on craftster particularily on the pet threads, check there or use the search function to find them and use kid measurements instead of fur baby measurements.
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2008 09:25:24 PM »

this is mine from the butterick 4251 pattern (it was pretty involved)

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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008 10:26:45 PM »

Do you think this would be something you could send as a gift out of town?

Send the fabric part and a gift card to buy the pvc pipe, or that's what it looks like anyway.  Wink & it would be easy for them to figure out how to put it together?

I have a niece and nephew that would love to have one of these I'm sure. Grin

How wide are these at the bottom? How tall?
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