Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Patchwork Tent Tutorial

Finally! The Patchwork Tent Tutorial is up and running! For today's One of a Kind Wednesday -- you can make your own one of a kind patchwork tent. (If you make one, will you please send me a photo! I'd love to see it!)

There is a little history behind this tutorial. It started here, on the lil' boo blue blog, where the beautiful and very talented Ashley posted a fantastic tutorial on her version of this tent from Grosgrain and Cakies....found here. (You should go check it out before you start as she has very clear photos and I -- well, not so much!) I pinned a photo of the tutorial and the girls got a hold of it-- and the pleas began! Sooooo, what's a mom to do on a summer day with two girls who "Have nothing to do!" We head on over to Lowe's to gather the supplies we need. BUT-- once the girls realize that the tents are not big enough for them to stand up in, they start the hunt for bigger and better. So, this one is for those of you who would prefer to make a tent almost twice the size of the tent you originally intended to make! You will need more than a few fabric scraps for this one! I decided to cut some corners and purchase a sheet set from target as it worked out cheaper than buying actual fabric and quicker that patchworking together a gazillion scraps!

So, you can find The Patchwork Tent Tutorial here. Enjoy!! I'm working on making them soundproof....stay tuned to see how that one turns out! ha

Happy One of a Kind Wednesday!

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Kristy said...

This is lovely! And I'll be watching for that "sound-proofing" option! ;)

Anonymous said...

lady S - This Tent is way too COOL - God bless your patience...& you sewed all this...whaa...

Beecome United said...

Simone, LOVE this!! I have been meaning to make one ever since Ashley posted hers. I am heading to Target to buy a shabby chic twin sheet set and going to start sewing!! I am still on east coast for the summer, would still love to hit a flea market with you when I return. Ashley (from Lil Blue Boo) lives a few minutes away (her daughter Sienna and my Ella are in preschool together) so I will ask her to come, too. I know she goes to LA for fabric often. Your girls must love this tent!! Can't wait to create one for my kids!! Thanks for the post! Marnie

PS. How many times did you have to change your bobbin to make this??