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Create a doll-sized teepee for hours of imaginative play, inside or out. Makes a great hideaway or alternative to a more traditional tent.

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Create a doll-sized teepee for hours of imaginative play, inside or out. Makes a great hideaway or alternative to a more traditional tent.

This intermediate-level PDF pattern download includes step-by-step photo instructions for building the teepee frame from CPVC pipe and flexible poly tubing (found in most plumbing supply departments), as well as pattern pieces and instructions for sewing a fully-lined fabric cover secured with a combination of fabric tabs and cording.

Options for the teepee’s exterior include the two-toned cover shown on the front page or a solid panel version made from a single fabric. Features include flaps covering the rounded door, with elastic bands and buttons used as tie-backs.


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TEEPEE FRAME: - Two 10-foot almond color CPVC CTS pipes - 1/2 inch (cut pieces total approximately 16 feet, not accounting for waste) - CPVC 1/2-inch fittings (slip): 18 TEES - 8 feet of 1/2-inch (OD)* x 3/8-inch (ID)** flexible poly tubing (typically found with plumbing supplies) - 1 inch of 5/8-inch (OD) x 1/2-inch (ID) flexible poly tubing - One 3/8-inch (ID) nylon hose barb (splicer) - Optional: sandpaper (medium and fine grit), spray paint for plastic, contact cement *(OD) = outer diameter **(ID) = inner diameter TEEPEE COVER: - 2 1/3 yards fabric for teepee exterior (2/3 yard for lower section, 1 2/3 yards for upper section) - cotton, lightweight denim or broadcloth. Yardage based on 44-inch wide fabric. Additional yardage may be needed for directional or patterned fabrics. - 3 yards fabric for teepee lining - 10 inches of 1/4-inch wide elastic - 1 yard extra-wide double fold bias tape - Two 3/8- to 1/2-inch wide post-style buttons - 2 small cord locks - 3 yards cording or jute (Check to make sure the cording or jute fits your cord lock and that the cord lock does not slip easily when cinched.) - Thread TOOLS: - Small handheld PVC pipe cutter, hacksaw or miter saw - Measuring tape or yardstick - Hair dryer (for heating poly tubing when assembling frame) - Fine point permanent marker - Sewing machine - Iron & ironing board - Seam gauge - Loop turner
• Basic measurement • PVC cutting using a handheld PVC pipe cutter or hand saw • Beginner-level machine sewing • Ability to read & follow assembly instructions
Approximately 26 inches wide by 36 inches tall

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