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Anyone willing to make me a tipi for xmas...

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festi Sat 20-Aug-11 20:09:08

just wondered if any crafty MNers would be willing to make me a tipi for xmas for 5 yr old girl and how much would you charge.

I have seen them on internet ranging from £60 to £500 so just wondered if anyone with experience of making them could advice me on how practical and affordable they are to make and if this is a reasonable request, I have no sewing skills at all.
many thanks.

MayDayChild Sat 20-Aug-11 20:17:47

I plan on making one with broom poles and old curtains. Once I've got around to it, I'll let you know!
Not meaning to be pedantic but isn't it a teepee?
I was googling for pattern/instructions and didn't find much so is it y spelling???

festi Sat 20-Aug-11 20:21:34

thanks mayday, I think as far as spellings its either or, not to sure.

cate16 Sat 20-Aug-11 21:36:41

I think Ikea used to have an online pattern. Very easy to make.

festi Sat 20-Aug-11 21:37:59

cate16 does it reqire a sewing machine?

festi Sat 20-Aug-11 21:38:11

or require even

cate16 Sun 21-Aug-11 00:14:04

Possibly - but to be honest I can't remember.

I've been told they had them on special in Asda for £5, I was going to try and look to see if they were any good... even if they could be used as a base to be 'embellished'!

frazzled74 Sun 21-Aug-11 00:21:16

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Cool-Spaces-Kids-Sam-Scarborough/dp/0600618390/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1313882399&sr=8-1

this has a really easy pattern in it. took me 3 hours .

cate16 Sun 21-Aug-11 02:02:25

www.ikea.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/DisplayArticlePage?layout=makeoverArticle&articleId=7&storeId=7&langId=-20&catalogId=11001&localStore=27503&articleType=makeover

This is the Ikea one, and yes you do need a sewing machine (or a lot of patience to sew by hand)

frazzled book lot interesting though.

frazzledblob Sun 21-Aug-11 23:06:07

I have this one on my list to do with the kids but have'nt made a start as yet no sew teepee

festi Mon 22-Aug-11 09:22:32

oh Frazzled thank you so much that looks so easy.

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