I have had a DIY TeePee on my to-make list for years now! When Meaghan and Lindsay of Hawthorne Threads asked me to participate in a Blog Hop for their new in-house fabric line Forest Fables, of course I said yes. We bounced around a few ideas and then I remembered my TeePee idea and everyone was excited!
I have followed Hawthorne Threads for years so I knew they sold designer fabric but I really had no idea that they had so many of their own fabric lines that they printed themselves! The best part is they print the fabric to order so they never run out :) When I received the fabric it felt different than usual quilting cotton, they sent a note about washing and about using a finer needle since their thread count is so high. I always prewash when making clothing but this TeePee won’t ever be washed so I worked with it how it was, which was awesome since the fabric is somewhat stiff after printing.
Their newest line, Forest Fables was inspired by the classic tales of “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and “Chicken Little”, as well as handcrafted embroidery and paper cutting. As soon as I read that I was all in haha! I love the blush and mustard colors in the Harvest Palette. I obviously had to go with the Folk Tails for the main body and I accented with Floral Stitch for the door.
I did a little bit of “DIY TeePee Research” and it seemed like all the ones that I found online that I like originated from this one HERE. The tutorial is great and worked perfectly for me! I love when I don’t have to reinvent the wheel :) I was inspired by a few solid lace TeePees I have seen in blogland so I wanted to incorporate some lace in mine too. I traced out a pattern piece for the panels that I found in the tutorial but I just hacked it on the top part. I cut fabric panels of the bottom pattern piece and lace panels for the top (don’t forget seam allowances on both pieces). Then I sewed them together, ironed the lace toward the fabric side and top stitched. From there I could just follow the original tutorial just the same.
I was originally going to make my own bias tape but I had been hoarding that gold tape for almost a year and this project seemed perfect!
Lastly, I added some “Bohemian Flair” to the top. I wrapped yarn around the top and attached it with hot glue.
I used some more fabric from the line and a scrap of gold that I had to make some hanging embroidery hoops. I also did a little fabric bunting out of long scraps that I had.
A GIVEAWAY!… One lucky reader is going to win a Forest Fables Fat Quarter Bundle in the Harvest color way!
Be sure to check out all of the other fabulous blogger on the blog hop!
Monday, December 7th – Brooklyn Pattern Co.
Tuesday, December 8th – Clover and Violet
Wednesday, December 9th – Taylor Made
Thursday, December 10th – Film in the Fridge
Friday, December 11th – Hawthorne Threads