I battled to find the correct spelling for TeePee as there seem to be so many variations of spelling. It is sometimes called Tipi, Tee Pee, Tepee, Tp, Tpee or Wigwam. No matter how you spell it, it is a wonderful item to make with my super-duper pattern. My grand kids have spent a lot of quality time playing with their kids play tent. Whether for indoors, outdoors or for photography shoots, the TeePee is a wonderful accessory to any home decor.
My grandson’s TeePee is permanently set up in his bedroom. He uses it A LOT – for general playing but also as his refuge when he gets into trouble. It is also his change room - he drags all his clothes in for dressing and disrobes there before bathing. Just too cute.
There are so many games and toys for toddlers but this one is my favorite and I note that it is still being used by grand daughters and the oldest is 7.
Creating your own item is just so rewarding and scores you lots of brownie points with everyone you decide to bless with this little tent. The kids will think you are a superhero, your friends will be envious with this handmade item that they didn't think of trying for themselves and let me just tell you, this African Granny will be very impressed. I have included tons of personal tips with the sewing and creative ideas for other versions of the same item, such as a frilly bows and lace affair for photo-shoot’s and photo props.
Although the sewing is relatively easy and suitable for a beginner sewer, the item is quite cumbersome under the arm of the machine.
The standing height is approximately 63 inches (160 cm) and the floor coverage is approximately 57 Inches (145 cm) in diameter. The tee pee has six sides.
The instant download DIY pattern includes printable instructions and pattern for the smaller pieces with placement on A4 size sheets. There are also printable dimensions and diagrams and many photographs.