As most of you with children know, sometimes there are casualties. With two boys co-habitating we have our fair share of "accidents". The most recent one was a teepee. It got ripped by the infamous ghost named It Wasn't Me, and then just started falling apart at the seams. I was on the lookout for a new sheet to replace it, but it got set in Sadie's room and forgotten. Last week I found her in it, totally content and playing. The boys said she'd been in there all morning. It was then I knew the teepee needed to be re-done and re-gifted.
I googled DIY Teepee again and found the same instructions I'd found before here. I had made the original for Ben last Christmas and I remembered all the cutting and sewing. A little too labor intensive for something that would probably just get ripped again. I was stumped. Then I remembered a thrifted shower curtain that we didn't end up needing in the move. I pulled it out and was just on the verge of cutting it up when I had a moment of brilliance. What if I turned the shower curtain on point? I pulled one corner up to the top of the poles and two more corners around the front. Sure, there's a 'tail' where the fourth corner sticks out the back but I just tucked it under. Four straight pins and a few stitches later (just to create a small casing and two pockets for the two front poles to slide into) and a teepee for little sister was born.
|I LOVE the detailing on the shower curtain. So simple. I call it 'frilly tribal'.|
|It's where we find her when she's missing.|
So, there you have it. I couldn't be more pleased. Especially since there wasn't any hemming to do. Sorry there isn't more of a tutorial. If you're thinking of making one just follow the instructions for the poles from the link above and then find a shower curtain. Once you turn it on point you can't help but figure out the rest. It really was that easy.