DIY No Sew Teepee

I’m sure you’ve seen this adorable trend everywhere online.  The tot-sized teepee is so fun, and adds a touch of whimsy to any playroom or kids room. Kids love to pretend and have a place to retreat for a “few” quiet moments to read or imagine.  I decided to make one for my girls.  I browsed the web for easy tutorials, some were a little more complicated then I wanted (I am definitely NOT a sower), so I needed something easy and no-sew.  However, I did find a few that guided me in the right direction.  Here is what I came up with for an, inexpensive, simple DIY no sew teepee.



  • 4 Wooden Dowels or Poles (I found my at the dollar store, but these can be found at your local hardware store)
  • 1 Double Bed sheet (I used a pink chevron pattern that we no longer needed)
  • Twine
  • 2 pashminas/scarves that compliment the bed sheet.
  • Twine & pom poms for garland. (I found the pom poms at Michaels)

Here’s the step-by-step guide:

Step 1:

Take the 4 wooden dowels and drill a hole about 4-6 inches down from the top of each dowel.


Step 2:

Place twine through each hole, winding around and through the poles so that the poles will hold in the formation you want.  You will need to play with this a little to get the form you want.   Once the dowels are where you want, securely tie the twine in place.


Step 3:

Take Double Bed sheet and glue the top corner onto the right front dowell.  Then drape clockwise, around the dowels.  Once in place, glue the top of the sheet onto the dowells to hold firmly.


Step 4:

Now it’s time to secure the fabric around the dowel.  With the extra fabric at the bottom, I rolled it up as tight as I could, and glued it in place, and then glued the bottom of poles to the fabric where they rest.  This will help solidify the teepee. If you do sew, then you could fold the fabric securely and sew together.


Step 5:

Now it’s time to create the entrance to our little teepee.  Take one pashmina and glue the top of it to the top of the opposite pole, where the opening of the entrance is.   Then bring the pashmina towards the opposite pole at the entrance, and glue the one side all the way down to the bottom, so that it sweeps from one side to the other, and falls on one side.  Do the same with the other pashmina on the opposite side.  Once they are glued together, you will want to use ribbon or string to tie each side back for easy entrance.


Step 6:

To finish off, I strung a pom pom garland to the top.  Added a blanket and a few throw pillows to make it cozy and comfortable.  And there you go, a simple adorable teepee for your littles to play in.  How fun!


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