That's why, when my brother asked me to make a Doorway Puppet Theater for our nieces, I was more than happy to lend my sewing skills towards a great gift for the little girls in my life.
Unlike a traditional, bulky puppet theater, a Doorway Puppet Theater hangs on an adjustable tension rod. This allows for it to be moved to fit any doorway, and then rolled up for easy storage.
This tutorial will teach you how to make a pretty Doorway Puppet Theater for both you and your little ones to enjoy.
Step 1: Materials Needed
30" long Wooden Dowel (1/2 inch diameter)
Adjustable Tension Rod (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005VGMJF2/ref=cm_sw_su_dp)
The fabric chart shows the measurements for the cotton and nylon fabric you will be needing. I strongly recommend raiding the remnants section at your fabric store, and buying around a yard of each of the fabrics (except for the red, which was around 1/3 of a yard).
Step 2: Marking your Seam Allowances
Mark lines at .375" and at .75" and at 1.125" on the width ends of all your cotton fabrics.
Step 3: Folding and Ironing your edges
Then take your fabric to the ironing board to press the newly folded fabric.
Do this for all your cotton fabric.