The LOL surprise doll obsession continues over here! A few months ago I showed you how to make an LOL doll sleeping bag in this tutorial. But if you’re dolls don’t want to sleep right under the stars, this little DIY doll tent is the perfect addition to your LOL neighborhood! This DIY doll tent is teepee style and uses chopsticks as the framework. It’s perfectly sized for a few LOL dolls to share and it also works for other similarly sized dolls like little pony figures, Littlest Pet Shop, etc. And it’s also fun to make!
Tomorrow I’ll share the quick tutorial for the coordinating quilt! But until then, let’s sew a tent!
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Cut 4 tent pieces using pattern piece. Cut out the tent opening from two of the pieces.
Sew the two front pieces together with right sides together, 1/4″ from the opening.
Clip the corners of the opening and press.
Turn the fabric so the right sides are on the outside. Topstitch around the tent opening, 1/8″ from the seam.
Topstitch around the tent opening, 1/8″ from the seam.
Finish the top and bottom edges of all tent pieces by serging or zig-zag stitching.
Turn and press 1/4″ of the edge under and stitch. Finishing the edges before we sew them together may be a little confusing, but this way we will have nice tubes to stick the chopsticks in.
Pin the tent pieces together at the sides. Use an acrylic ruler and fabric marker to draw a line from the crease to the other crease. I like to draw a line for myself whenever I use a seam allowance that I don’t normally use so this will help you get a nice even tent.
Sew over the line, and continue with TWO of the tent side seams. Serge or zig zag the seam allowances.
Pin the seam allowances down and sew to create a casing. Backstitch at each end.
Repeat with the final casing to finish up the tent!
Stick the chopsticks through the casings and glue them to the fabric at the bottom of the tent casing.
Apply glue liberally at the top to keep the sticks together. Tie bakers twine around the chopsticks and before the glue dries entirely.