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How to make your own indoor tipi

01-Jul-2015
We originally made this indoor tipi for a starting school idea, but liked it so much we got our interior designer to tell us how it’s done. We think it could be a fantastic kids reading nook, a place for pets or just a cosy playful space to hang out.
We like this cosy indoor tipi so much we got our interior designer to tell us how it’s made (it’s easier than you might think!).
Here’s the ingredients you need to get started on an indoor tipi
Here’s what you need:
• 4 pieces of 2.5 x 4 x 150 cm wooden battening
• 3 pieces of 1.5 x 100 cm dowel rods
• 4.5 m of metre fabric
Tape in a nice colour
Start maaking your indoor tipi by drilling holes in the 4 battens
Drill 2 holes, 1.5 cm in diameter in each of the battens. Drill the first hole 10 cm in from one end (this will become the top) and the second 3 cm from the other end (and this will be the bottom).
No 1
Lay your indoor tipi frame on the ground and  thread your dowel rods
Place your four battens on the ground and thread one of your dowel rods through all four at the top end. Then thread the other two rods through the bottom holes.
No 2
Make your indoor tipi by folding fabric in half and sewing it to make a loop
Fold the fabric in half and stitch together making a loop.
No 3
Put the whole thing inside the fabric and open up the tipi frame making sure that the middle seam of the fabric is on the floor side.
No 4Open your indoor tipi frame inside the  loop of fabric.
Wrap washi tape around the dowel rods on your indoor tipi frame
Wrap a couple of layers of tape on the outside of round dowels to stop it from slipping.
No 5
Prop your indoor tipi with blanket and pillows to make it extra cosy
And you’re done! Just dress with cushions and blankets.
No 6