Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summer Tent

This morning Sydney and I decided to try out the tent pattern from Weekend Sewing by Heather Ross. Mine isn't exactly like the pattern, but a similar theory. I used a thrifted sheet instead of 42" wide fabric, so I skipped all the dimensions listed and just used the whole sheet. No hemming & no cutting, we were done in about 15 minutes. Basically its just loops sewn at all four corners for the stakes and one at each end for the rope to hold it up.

Honestly its projects like these that make me so thankful for my stash. We had everything we needed to make this as soon as I brought up the idea. An important point when your crafting partner has the attention span of a 3 year old!
If we can manage to keep the mosquitoes away I think we will be having a lot of fun out there this summer!

11 comments:

Sarah said...

That is so cute! Looks like fun!

giddygoat said...

She'll remember this forever! Simple but fun!

Queenly Things said...

Wish I'd had a mom like you!!

annhovsepian said...

Can I come spend the summer at your house??? :D

amandajean said...

way to put the thrifted sheets to use! i love it! and it eliminates the need for sunscreen. even better, right?

Amy Jo said...

so fun!!! :-)

Carolyn said...

Oh, I love this.
It’s all the fun of building a fort out of furniture and blankets with the added bonus of being outside.
Wonderful!

julia said...

Hi- I'd love to post on this sheet tent tomorrow at 4 pm on Ohdeedoh.com. Will of course link back to you! Please let me know if it's a problem.

Lillian said...

Love love LOVE this!!

Holly D. Gomez said...

What a great way to spend the afternoon!

Le said...

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