Pack up and head to the woods or host a sleepover in the backyard ... either way you'll be set with the Happy Campers Dome Tent!
With plenty of room for two (and cozy space for three if you're BFFs!), there's no limit to the adventures you can have in this tent. This PDF tent pattern features a zip-up front door and covered screen windows with lots of room for customization ... you choose which walls have windows and doors! Dress it up by mixing and matching colors for the various panels or add Duck Tape for a playful look to your poles. There's even a tutorial included so you can make your own tent sack for easy storage and travel! (Poles will need to be stored separately.)
The tent is designed to be made from one economy 4x6-foot tarp, but the options are endless when you venture into the fabric store. With a finished base size of approximately 20x20 inches, there's plenty of room for sleeping. The tent interior height is approximately 11 inches and with poles, the entire structure is about 15 inches tall.
Recommended Fabrics: tarp, rip-stop nylon, cotton duck
-1 yard rip-stop, cotton duck, denim or other medium to heavy woven fabric OR 1 4x6-foot tarp (yardage could vary depending upon your choice of wall & window configuration)
-Thread (at least one full spool)
-2 9-inch nylon zippers
-3 8-inch pieces of 1/4-inch wide adhesive-backed hook and loop tape
-Window screening or netting fabric (2 4x9-inch pieces)
-2 5-foot 1/4x3/8-inch H/C Pex tubes (found with plumbing supplies; not the flexible tubing for sale by the foot)
-Fashion Duck Tape (optional - to cover tent poles)
-Tarp or rip-stop fabric scraps
-24 inches of cording
-1 cord lock
Skill Level: Intermediate
What You Get: One 51 page sewing pattern that you digitally download as a PDF file so you can start your project immediately! The PDF sewing pattern provides full color step-by-step illustrated instructions and full size pattern pieces. A PDF reader is required to view and print the files (example: Adobe Reader or Preview for MAC). The download link is received immediately after the transaction is complete. Print copies are NOT available.Download, Print, Sew!
I recently tried out this pattern, and I aboluteley love it. The tent turned out very cute, and my DD loves to play with it. I like all the realistic details. For me the pattern and the instructions were easy to follow. Unfortunally I wasn't able to get any H/C Pex tubes which were bendable enough, so I ended upo using hazelwood, wich worked fine. for the fabric I used 3 of the blue I*ea bags, which is a good and priceworthy alternative. Our dolls love the new tent :-)
It was a good tent, I would recommend using a 4 pt T fitting at the top rather than overlapping two long pieces, other than that it is a good pattern and concept
This is not a quick item to make; there are a lot of pieces. It also takes a lot of thread for the finishing etc. But the result is worth it. Very realistic looking and two dolls will fit in easily. I made the tent sack also. Planning to take this on our next camping vacation for some photos - but first I want to make the sleeping bags also. Enjoy!
Very easy to make Thanks
Just finished making this tent with ripstop. It turned out great! I'm sure my grandaughters wil love it!