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Easy to Sew Kids Indoor Tent

Jane and Sonja
Create a cozy kid’s indoor tent that they’ll be sure to love with this simple sewing tutorial.
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  • Canvas Duck 7oz, 72" wide, 4 yards
  • Sewing machine and matching thread color
  • Fabric scissors
  • 4 Wood strapping 1 x 2, cut to 62” long
  • 2 Wood dowels 7/16” thickness, 48” long
  • 1 Wood dowel 1/2" thickness, 48" long
  • Drill and ½” drill bit
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Measuring tape
  • Ruler
  • Washable chalk


  • Cut ONE large rectangular piece following the measurement provided.
  • Cut FOUR additional rectangular pieces following the measurement provided.
  • Working with the smaller rectangular pieces, finish the short ends with a double fold hem.
  • Afterwards, fold the four prepared pieces in half lengthwise with WRONG sides together.
  • Position each of the folded pieces at each of the four corners along the long sides of the large rectangular piece.
  • Sew the pieces together forming channels for the wood strapping.
  • Finish the short ends of the large rectangle with a wide double hem to form more channels for wood dowels.
  • Ensure 1x2 wood strapping measures 62" long and the wooden dowels all measure 48" long.
  • Using a ½” drill bit, drill a hole 2” away from the end of the strapping. Repeat for all 4 poles.
  • Using a ½” drill bit, drill a hole 5” away from the other ends of the strapping. Repeat for all 4 poles.
  • Insert the prepared wood pieces into the channels as shown to pitch the tent.
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