Pet Teepee/House

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Introduction: Pet Teepee/House

About: Hello, my name is Auroris. Every day we have the opportunity to learn new things, to rethink tired processes, and to improve the way we work.

Hi everyone!

In this instructable I would like to share with you how to make small Teepee for your pet. I have 2 cats, 4 and 5-year-old. They are my best assistans in my craft working, and today I will make a play and relax place for them.

Step 1: SUPPLIES

  • Fabric
  • 4 Sticks or poles or dowels of some kind, 60cm
  • Twine Rope
  • Ribbon (for decoration)
  • Filling (for pillow)
  • Sewing machine
  • LED String Lights Battery Powered

Step 2: MEASURES AND DESIGN

Make a frame and note all measurements that you will need: height, width and pole diameter. Please note that all my measurements are in centimeters. I draw working plan at paper which has made things easier.

Now transfer your measurements to piece of your fabric and mark lines.

Step 3: CUT LINES

Cut your fabric to the correct pattern. You should cut:

  • A. 3 triangle pieces at 52x47x6cm,
  • B. 4 pieces at 52x7cm, these will be tubes for poles,
  • C1,C2,C3. 3 pieces for the front side,
  • D. 2 strips 1cmx30cm for fastener,
  • E. 2 squares 45x45cm for pillow.

Step 4: SEWING TEEPEE

First sew the front side, the intrance. Work with pieces C1 and C2 to decorate with ribbons. You can use any ribbons you like. Then stitch together with piece C3.

Finish edges of strips (D).

Join all panels one by one, always work on WRONG side of you fabric. Start with piece B, that will be tubes,then follow with a piece A. When you attaching the front part, insert one strip(D) on each side to make fastener.

Now the crucial part! Sew each long pane(B), folding in half, with the RIGHT sides of the fabric, making the tubes that the poles will feed through to keep everything together.

Step 5: SEWING PILLOW

Decorate the top piece of you pillow on fabric's Right side, then turn and sew 3 edges on Wrong side. Turn again and insert the filling, sew last edge.

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Step 6: ASSEMBLY

Inser poles in to guide tubes through top opening. The frame opens up just like an umbrella. Adjust you contruction and use the rope. Tie a knot firmly then wrap around a few times and knot firmly again. Place the pillow inside.

All done!

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    34 Discussions

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    GeorgiaWilson28
    GeorgiaWilson28

    4 months ago

    Where did you get the wooden stick from I cannot find any that are the size you used.

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    Auroris
    Auroris

    Reply 4 months ago

    Hi!
    I bought the sticks in Hardware store - Mr. Bricolage(if you are from Europe) -in wood section. Pools with 1cm diameter. And the stuff cut them to my sizes. You can also ask in Garden/Florist store or Craft store.
    Good luck!

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    GeorgiaWilson28
    GeorgiaWilson28

    Reply 4 months ago

    Thanks for the reply, so were they 1cm in diameter and 60cm long? I thought they were 5cm diameter for some reason.

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    Najlaaaa
    Najlaaaa

    7 months ago

    Hello, can somebody please tell me which fabric she used?

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    Auroris
    Auroris

    Reply 7 months ago

    Hi! I used thick cotton. It’s easy to cut and it doesn’t spill or stretch.

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    Najlaaaa
    Najlaaaa

    Reply 7 months ago

    Thank you for your reply :D

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    ME2007
    ME2007

    1 year ago

    That is such a neat idea.
    I’m sure any cat will pick that over a box any day.

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    BarbMarch1958
    BarbMarch1958

    2 years ago on Step 6

    Hi Auroris!

    First, your cats are BEAUTIFUL!! Second, your 'play and relax teepee' is pure genius! I'm about 12% Native American, from the Tribe of the Cherokee, and I try to make Native American items to add to my home decor to honor my heritage. I have 2 kitties, too, and I'll begin working on making 2 of these (you know, sibling rivalry!) right away. Thank you.

    Barb from Northeast Ohio

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    Auroris
    Auroris

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you Barb for appreciation. I'm sure that your cats will enjoy it.

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    CraftAndu
    CraftAndu

    2 years ago

    Looks fantastic! Kudos!

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    Auroris
    Auroris

    Reply 2 years ago

    Oh thank you, so much!

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    Glumgad
    Glumgad

    2 years ago

    It looks so toasty, hope your cats like it)))

    I voted

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    Amberella
    Amberella

    2 years ago

    You forgot to mention the cat in your list of supplies!

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    Auroris
    Auroris

    Reply 2 years ago

    Oh no! It’s my fail. One or two cats are must have! :)

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    Kink Jarfold
    Kink Jarfold

    2 years ago on Step 6

    Beautiful cats. You're my kinda person. An animal lover.

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    Auroris
    Auroris

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thanks! There's no limit to how much time you're willing to spend on your pet)))

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    Tye Rannosaurus
    Tye Rannosaurus

    2 years ago

    What a beautiful final project and very happy cats!

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    Auroris
    Auroris

    Reply 2 years ago

    Thank you a lot, from me and my happy lazy cats)))

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    CherieAnn
    CherieAnn

    Question 2 years ago on Step 3

    What is the size for pieces C1,C2,C3. Thank you.