Treat your children to their own special tent hideaway, then stand back and watch as the fun and adventures begin!
DIY Children’s Play Tent
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for long cuts through multiple layers or thick and heavy fabrics like leather, upholstery, vinyl, burlap, suede, flannel and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- RazorEdge™ Shears feature ultra-sharp, premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge that glides through fabric for clean cuts all the way to the tip
- Larger handle loops provide extra room and a comfortable fit for larger hands
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 10"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® RazorEdge™ Fabric Scissors (10")
- Highlighted seam allowance makes it easy to cut fabric strips up to 6" wide directly from the bolt
- Broken grid lines and easy-to-read measurements make measuring quick and accurate
- 30-, 45- and 60-degree line indicators make it easy to cut at perfect angles
- Optional non-slip vinyl feet can be added or removed without damaging the ruler
- Made of 3 mm-thick acrylic for lasting durability
- Lifetime warranty
- Acrylic Ruler (6" x 24")
- Extra-large mat provides ample space for all your fabric-cutting needs
- Self-healing mat provides a cutting surface that lasts longer than others
- Easy-to-read measuring grid on both sides means you can turn the mat over for double the usage
- 30-, 45- and 60-degree bias lines make creating triangle and star shapes easy
- Store flat away from sunlight, heat and cold
- Clean with warm water and mild soap
- Lifetime warranty
- Self Healing Cutting Mat: Large (24" x 36")
Designed to cut thick and heavy fabrics, these premium fabric shears feature a larger handle and longer, ultra-sharp blades ideal for cutting long swathes.
Perfectly sized for cutting fabric from the bolt.
Extra-large mat give you plenty of room to work.
4 ¾” x 6ft wooden poles
9 x 12 ft canvas painter’s cloth (or equivalent fabric yardage)
1 package of bias tape
Hot glue gun
Sewing machine, thread, pins
1. Fold the canvas painter’s cloth (or equivalent fabric yardage) to create a double thickness of fabric approximately 28” wide.
2. Along the straight folded edge, measure 62.5” and with a marker make a mark at the top and bottom points of this measurement.
3. With the marker, draw a straight line 5” long, in from the top mark on the folded edge.
4. With the marker, draw a straight line 25.75” long, in from the bottom mark on the folded edge.
5. Join the ends of the two lines together by drawing a diagonal line between them. You will have half a triangle shape (without a pointed top) on a fold.
6. With your 10” Amplify® Shears, cut out this shape from the double thickness of fabric and repeat steps 1 - 6 three more times so that you have four large ‘triangle’ panels of fabric.
7. Take two cut triangle pieces of fabric and lay one on top of the other with right sides facing together. Pin together along one long side and sew the seam with ½” seam allowance.
8. With the Fiskars® Acrylic Ruler, and marker, draw a line 1.5” in from the seam line, and sew along the line through both pieces of fabric. You have created a tube through which you’ll push a wooden pole to hold the tent up.
9. Repeat steps 7 and 8 for the remaining triangle panels. The final panel will be sewn to the remaining raw edge of the first panel, to complete the canvas covering.
10. To create a doorway, make a cut through the center of one of the panels approximately 34” long. Cover the cut edge with bias tape to prevent fraying.
11. To prevent fraying, sew the entire way around the bottom of the canvas cover with a zigzag stitch.
12. Place the cover on the poles by threading the poles through the interior tubes you sewed. Tie the poles and canvas at the top securely.
13. To finish, decorate the tent. Use felt shapes and a hot glue gun for ease, or stitch if you prefer.