The spot was chosen long ago. A cool and sheltered little rise in the foothills of the mountain, far above her home in the Green Valley. Generations before her have come here each year in summer to gather berries and mushrooms and herbs.
Tiny Rag Doll patterns are on sale until 8/1!
She sleeps soundly in a big pile of quilts. The chicken does too. Her day starts at dawn with strong tea in her favorite cup and saucer.
The pattern and instructions for the tent are below. You might also be interested in tutorials for the stove, dishes, quilts and chicken – find them all here.
You know who else loves to camp? Mr. Socks.
While he is a mostly “under the stars” kind of guy in certain situations he enjoys the comforts of a tent.
Let’s make the tent
It’s reversible and everything! The size is perfect for the tiny rag doll or mr. socks and super duper easy and quick to make – you’ll be miniature glamping in about an hour.
You also will need:
- A basic sewing kit
- 2 pieces of fabric – 16 X16 inches each
- embroidery thread or light string
- optional – little scraps for patches
- optional – laundry starch
1. Download and print the templates – there are two sheets.
2. Cut out the templates and tape them together to create one pattern piece. Fold one of your fabric pieces and place the pattern on the fabric with the top edge on the fold as shown. Cut out.
3. Unfold the fabric and place it – right sides together – on the other piece of fabric.
4. Pin and cut out.
5. Sew around the edge – 1/4 inch seam allowance – leaving open where indicated above.
6. Clip off the corners and clip at the center of each side – be careful not to clip the seams.
7. Use a chopstick to turn the tent right side out – use the stick to push the corners all the way out. Optional – add little patches. Fold the edges of the opening in and whip stitch closed.
8. Fold the flaps in and press. You can use a little laundry starch to make your creases sturdier.
9. Fold in half and press again.
10. Add lengths of string or embroidery thread on each side as shown – they should be about 7 inches long.
Plant a couple sticks in the ground (pro tip – use a skewer or chopstick to make the hole first) and wrap the tent strings around. Done! You can add more strings to make the flaps stay closed and add string ties to the bottom too if you like.