Make your own Play TeePee with free easy step by step tutorial from Ana-White.com This teepee is so easy to make you can do it in a few hours!
4 - 1x2 @ 8 feet long
4 yards of webbing
4 yards 60” wide cotton canvas or duck fabric
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Cut fabric out as shown here. I gave a full 1” on the ends just in case you want to fold over twice for a finished seam. If your fabric is wider than 60” no biggie, cut same as shown above.
Make the front first. If you want to add a zipper or anything else, do it now.
You can decorate the side panels (add windows!) at this stage too!
Sew front to one side, pinning ribbons in the seam every 11-12"” or so. You will need ribbons at bottom and top.
TIP: Jaime suggested looping the webbing instead of the ties to save on ribbon and also for a stronger hold to the poles.
Then add the remaining two sides and attach to the front panel, same thing with the ribbons.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.