Hope you are able to find a little time to sew one up for the kids.
(Beginner Project: From start to finish project should take about 2-3 hours.)
*3 twin flat sheets- 2 of the sheets should be of the same pattern. (I bought 4 because I wanted contrasting colors and I am planning on making some accessories for my tent.)
*1 hula hoop
Use a stitch length of 1, and make sure you zig-zag stitch or serge over all raw edges.
Make the Following:
*Four ties 60" by 1/2" wide, (will be used to attach the hula hoop to tent.)
*One tie 30" by 1" wide, (will be used to hang the tent.)
*One tie 80" by 2"wide, (will be used to keep door open.)
Make the curve in the triangle by placing the hula hoop on base of triangle. Trace and cut. Triangles should now be about 21 1/2" from tip of triangle to the middle of curve.
Should look like this so far.
If you want to, at this point add some Velcro to the tie.
Set top aside.
Before you sew the sheets together, measure down about 25" from the top of where the two sheets will be sewn together. Place the middle of the 80" by 2" wide tie half way in. You will end up with half of the tie on the right sides of fabric and the other half will be hanging out. Sew sheets together.
Now it is time to sew the sheets and top (circle.) together. Start by pinning right sides of top (circle) and sheets together. Make sure that the long ties are tucked in and short ties are hanging on the outside.
The sheets will overlap one another about 3" or so at the end. That is what you want. It will make the opening of the tent a little sturdier.
You can see the extra sheet that was sewn together and the overlapped part.
You are now finished sewing!
Time to attach the hoop.