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Childs PVC Indoor Tent Tutorial with Felt Accessory's

A few weeks ago when Fireflies and Jellybeans announced this felt house along I was super excited because my 3 year old was turning 4 very soon. So me and hubby decided that this would be her gift this year. She has really been into making tents, but they are always such a huge mess and then she refuses to clean it up so lots of tears and unhappy moments soon follow...
Felt House for Girl Tutorial
(This side has a "frame" and some small pockets below the frame. Soon she will have tic tac toe and other games that she will be able to play on the frame. I am thinking that I will also make a face with different facial features and hair for her to decorate. All of this will definitely take time but I think she will like it more if she has a part in making that "stuff"

The big girl had her birthday last Saturday. So all 5 weeks of the felt house party got squished into 1 very long day. Friday we planned the tent out, we purchased the materials, and we sewed the house after everyone went to sleep.
Mailbox on Felt House for Child Indoor Tent made from PVC(This side is complete with a felt "chalkboard" I have made some letters that just need some velcro sewed onto them. The mailbox has a snap but it does not stay very well so here comes the velcro)
Front Door and Window with Flower Box for Felt House for Child Indoor Tent made from PVCAnd the front of the house includes a little window and a door with a curtain that can be held back with velcro if she wants.
This is the bag that it all fits into. She had no idea what she was opening. But man does she love her house :)

We did a few things differently than most (that really should not surprise anyone. Do you think I follow a recipe when cooking?)

Instead of using a card table (I was really surprise to find that they were really spendy like close to $50 whole bucks...a little out of my price range. ) we used PVC pipe.

We decided on the pvc cause we could make it any size we wanted. I was thinking along the lines of the same size as a cardtable, but hubby would not hear it. So we made it 60x60x53.

Now you are wondering why we did not do it 60x60x60. Well, home decor fabric measures 54 wide so with a seam allowance it would be a pain to add an extra 6 - 8 inches depending on the seams so we went with 53. It worked out really great. Perfect for her to have LOTS of space. The only problem is that the rest of us have no space with the house up. Its a bit big for inside the house, but if we had a huge basement then it would not be problem. Or if there was no longer SNOW outside it would be awesome.

We used home dec fabric because it was cheaper and it holds up well without attracting everything to stick to it.  Plus this fabric was just so dang cute. I think it turned out adorable. And to tell you all the truth, felt attracts EVERYTHING. I sew a lot and I know all those strings would stick to the felt like no bodys business. So that is why we decided on the Home dec fabric. It is actually outdoor fabric, so it is really durable and will be great to take outside this summer.

Oh and that bag that holds it all in is perfect size for everything and is barely short enough to fit into my trunk. So this house is definitely park worthy

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Kaysi said...

That is super cute! I love that fabric. I really want to make one of these for my kids, such a great idea!

Fawnda@Fireflies and Jellybeans said...

Wow! You were a busy girl! I love how it turned out! I would love to see how you did the PVC too! It is cool that it is a little taller for her to stand in.

Great job! : )

Kat said...

How creative! I love that fabric. She is a lucky girl.

Misty @Creative Itch said...

How cute!! I've been thinking of making one of these for my kids too and would love to see how you did the PVC pipe frame!!

I'd love it if you'd check out "Sew Cute Tuesday" at Creative Itch!! I keep MckLinky open until Fridays so there's plenty of time to link up any fun sewing projects you've done!!

Sadie said...

Super cute! I love the print.


P.S. I'm following you now! :) If you get a chance, check mine out and if you like what you see I'd love to have you as a follower as well!

Natalie said...

I would really be interested in how you make the PVC frame for the tent. You really were thinking when it came to using the Home Dec fabric. Great Idea! I love the tent!

Abigail said...

That's really nice! I especially like the felt 'chalkboard' and the mailbox, what good ideas.

I have a few friends with kids and tiny living spaces who would love a fold-away house like this.

Unknown said...

I love that. I'd love to do something like that for my 2-1/2 yr old Grandson. Hmmm. Just what I need - another project!
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be by on Saturday!

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

That looks so cute! I love the material! It looks tall! Lucky kids!

That Bald Chick said...

What a fabulous idea!
Happy Friday Follow. I'm following you, now!

Holly Lefevre said...

Your house is great!

Happy Friday Follow!


~SHANNON~ said...

That is truly adorable! What a keepsake!I'm your newest follower! I found you through Friday follow:)

I hope you will come check my blog out as well!

Have a great weekend!

Amanda Lee said...

What a great idea! And I think using home dec fabric was a great call!

Holly Days Closet said...

I'd like to know how you worked the PVC I was thinking of doing the same cause the price of a card table was high.

Courtney said...

It turned out great! I love the fabric you used!

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