Well, I like to hike. I like to spend night in the Outdoors, on mountain summits. Therefore I need a shelter. A light one. Small one. Cheap one. No fiber poles. And there is an enormous choice on *-bays today. Still, the price and what I like rarely match.
So, DIY necessity was a way to get what I want... and here is a result.
Step 1: Testing of idea
Well. I took my hiker stick, thin ropes and assembled how the tent should look like in nature and to get proper feeling how it shall be as well. Of course, rope-line shall help to determine dimensions. I put my self in....... and this evening decision about everything was made.
Step 2: Idea
First, some limitations. I like to have light tent. I do not like fiber.poles. They are extra weight and they brake, especially when you are far away. I use, at my hiking's trips, my "third" leg to help me. This is is a long bamboo stick as you can see on pictures. It shall serve overnight as center pole in my tent. So, only fabric material suitable for this purpose.
I found a car shelter, action in shop, very cheap and decide to use this for outer layer on my tent. In the nearby shop I found inner material, usually used for umbrella, and it suit to me as well. So material was decided. Old domestic curtain shall be used for air vents and mosquitio net.
So I start with paperwork ... as you can see.
Step 3: KPteepee wigwam on paper
Voila! This is what I want. The measurements are just fine for me and my bamboo stick. Practically, this tent is comfortable for two person!
I am alone, so I shall have plenty of space for my all gear. This is two layer tent, outer waterproof and breathable inner layer to preserve warm and reduce moisture condensation.
Step 4: Sewing
After I study a way of sewing, I decide to use so called "French saw", to get strengths and reduce rain drops getting through. Anyway, later shall be silicon applied on each sew.