As some of you know, I recently sorted through my piles of fabric and in-progress sewing projects and counted a whopping 26 unfinished projects! So of course I had to start a brand new one—this lovely (if I do say so myself) playhouse for Maia and Daphne. At least I used fabric from my existing stash.
We’re always draping sheets and tablecloths over tables and chairs to create forts and playhouses, so I thought I’d create a semi-permanent indoor playhouse for the kids to use this winter. I used a dining table as the frame and sewed the playhouse to fit. I completely winged it, but I think it turned out well. I know I’ve seen this idea before—probably in a Pottery Barn Kids catalog for $200—so it’s not new. But it’s new to us and Maia and Daphne love it.
Here are a few pics:
The door is just a slit in the fabric, edged with quilt binding, with ties to hold it open, tent style.
I meant to edge the window panes with bias tape, but didn’t have enough on hand, so just used a zigzag stitch for now and will (maybe) edge it later. As you can see, the window will probably get pulled out of shape quickly.
Here’s a view of the playhouse with the “door” closed.
Here’s a view of three of the five different fabrics I used for the playhouse.
It’s quite roomy inside. Here, I’m reading “Do Princesses Wear Hiking Boots” with Maia. Thanks for the book recommendation, by the way!
View from inside (we’ve moved it around a bit to find the best place for a big piece of furniture like this).
So far we like it in this corner, under our in-progress stained glass window, made by glueing colored tissue paper on the window (inspired by Lindsey and company’s wonderful window on Filth Wizardry). It’s not quite as spontaneous as a fort made of sheet-draped chairs, but a little more permanent and (from my point of view) attractive.
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