After I shared the photos of the Kaya goodies Sarah made for her daughter to play with, I emailed her asking if she would be kind enough to share her secrets for making the Kaya accessories. Sarah sent me the how to photos for the tepee this morning and said she will share the others soon, too. THANK YOU SARAH!!
The only step-by-step photo instructions she has are for the tepee and they are pretty basic. She basically eyeballed the project based on the 18 inch doll size and how many dolls we wanted to be able to fit in there. Sarah used 3 foot craft poles from Joann’s Craft Store as well as faux leather material for the outside. All panels are about 33 inches tall. The four side panels are approximately 19.5 inches wide at the base. The front panel is about 25.5 inches at the base. All panels leave enough space for .25 seam on each side making the final panel widths 19 and 25 at the base.
Step 1 – Cut your five panels with one being slightly larger than the rest.
Step 2 – Cut the front panel in half length wise.
Step 3 – Arrange the five poles to look like a tepee.
Step 4 – Sew all panels together and sew little guide pockets at the top and bottom of each seam for each pole to slide into. Create a tie from the same material to hold the poles together at the top.
Step 5 – Create a bedroll for your dolls using left over faux leather and another fabric.
Step 6 – It looks like you can do the front flap a few different ways – either split down the middle or with a cut out opening you can roll up.
You can reattach the front flap to give your dolls a dark sleeping environment or to store their accessories when not in use.
And watch out – you just might find your daughter hanging out in there, too!
LOVE IT! Thanks again Sarah. This turned out amazing and your daughter is so lucky to have such a creative Mom!