I've created this fun Mini Tent Pattern and WAS being featured on the SewMamaSew blog but that website is no longer active! Download the template by clicking on the image.
- Mini-Tent Pattern
- Tent – Fabric A: 4 Fat Quarters or approx 1 yard
- Flooring – Fabric B: 2 Fat Quarters or approx 1/2 yard
- 4 Corner Tabs – Fabric A, B, or C: your choice scraps – cut 3 1/2″ x 1 1/2″
- 16 Tent Pole Tabs – Fabric A, B, or C: your choice scraps – cut 3″ x 2 1/2″
- 1 Ribbon – 14″ piece
- 2 Poles – 3/8″ x 30″ Faucet Connector & a sharp knife or blade to shorten
- Sewing Machine
- Ruler Mat
Pre-wash and press all of your fabric. This will be completely washable if made with cotton, and pre-washing will prevent twisting and tugging later on.
Use all 1/4″ seam allowances, except on top stitching.
Trace pattern pieces (click image above) onto your pattern paper (connect the red and blue line for the tent sides). This is the only way it would properly print on a standard 8 1/2 x 11. BE SURE TO PLACE PIECES ON THE FOLD AS DIRECTED.
Cut out all of your tab pieces (there are no pattern pieces for these). The tent pole tabs can be a combination of two fabrics, you choose, while the corner tabs are only one fabric.
Pin the pattern pieces onto your fabric and cut your fabric accordingly. The tent flooring square should be cut to 11 1/4 x 11 1/4. You can cut more doors out of the side panels if you wish, just be sure to cut additional door frames too.
Putting Your Mini Tent Together:
Step 1: With your Door panel right side up, place the door frame right side down on top of the doorway. Stitch from one side to the other.
Step 6: Carefully turn the corner pieces inside out. Find that center seam (a) and pull it over to one side. With a little wiggling, the corner will naturally want to be tucked in and the seam is on one side, and now looks like a little hood (b).
Step 7c: Repeat steps 7a and 7b on the rear panel of the tent.
Step 9: Open the panel pieces, and place the other plain panel right side facing down, directly on top of the door panel. Sew the left side seam from top to bottom, leaving 1/4″ open at the top for ribbon placement. (You may notice in this picture that I forgot to put my corner tabs in… They magically appear in the next photo.)
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