WHAT YOU'LL NEED
- Fabrics are from 'Frozen Cotton Sheeting' range
- 6m Fabric A - Frozen Forest
- 60cm Fabric B - Frozen Ditzy
- 30cm Medium weight woven fusible interfacing
- 1.5m Cord, white
- 4 x 150cm Conduit rods, white
- Matching Gutermann thread
- Pins, tape measure
- Scissors, seam ripper
- Hand needle
- Sewing machine
1cm seam allowance used throughout unless otherwise indicated.
Read all instructions carefully beforecommencing the project.
Step 1 - Fold Fabric A in half lengthways, matching selvedges and press. Starting at the bottom edge raw a straight line from fold across the width and mark at 52.5cm. Measure along the fold 150cm as in diagram. Draw a line connecting the points. Cut along the line to create a triangle measuring 105cm across the base and 150cm high. Repeat 3 more times to cut out 4 triangles.
Step 2 - Measure down 15cm from the top of each triangle and cut straight across, cutting off the point. Cut one triangle in half lengthways to create the two front door flaps.
Step 3 - Cut 2.5cm wide strips of interfacing and fuse to wrong side of the straight edge of each door flap and along bottom edge of door flaps and bottom edge of each of the other 3 triangles.
Step 4 - From Fabric B cut 10 x 6cm wide strips across the width of the fabric for the front flap and bottom edge binding and the ties. Set aside two strips for ties.
Step 5 - Join 8 strips together end to end on the bias to make one long strip. Press strip in half lengthways with wrong sides together. Place binding strip on wrong side of one straight edge of door flap on top of interfacing aligning raw edges of strip with raw edge of flap and pin in place. Sew strip to flap using 6mm seam allowance. Fold the binding strip over the edge to the front and pin. Topstitch binding in place and trim off excess binding. Repeat for the other front flap.
Step 6 - Hem the top cut edge of all triangles and front flaps by pressing under 1cm then another 1cm. Topstitch in place.
Step 7 - With wrong sides facing, pin two triangles together along one of the angled sides. Sew together using 1cm seam allowance. Press seam open. Turn fabric over so right sides are facing. Pin together and sew another seam 27mm from the first seam. This will create a pocket for conduit rods. Repeat to sew the three triangles together then sew the front flaps, one on each side.
Step 8 - To bind the bottom edge of all triangles start at left front flap and place strip on wrong side on top of interfacing aligning raw edges and pin in place. Sew strip around the bottom edge using 6mm seam allowance. Fold the binding strip over the edge to the front and pin. Topstitch binding in place.
Step 9 - To make the ties fold each of the remaining two strips in half lengthways with right sides facing and press. Sew together lengthways using a 1cm seam allowance. Turn right side out and press with seam along one long edge. Topstitch down each long edge 3mm in from edge. Cut into 6 x 35cm lengths and zigzag across one end of each tie. Pin raw edge of ties to inside of binding on front flaps, the first 30cm up from the base, second 70cm from the base and the third 20cm from the top. Topstitch in place.
Step 10 - Lay the teepee flat sideways and from the top carefully slide conduit rods into seam pockets. Stand teepee upright ensuring the base of each of the rods is in bottom corners of the teepee. Overlap top exposed rod ends to hold teepee firmly upright. Wrap and weave cord through and around exposed rod ends to hold firmly in place.