4 Stars By Melissa Reinhart on 2013-01-05
A time-consuming project, but a good pattern
I made this for my nephew for Christmas this year and it was quite the project. I am a hobby-seamstress, and I probably spend about 10-15 hours a year on my machine so this was a big project for me. I didn't complete it with the pad, so just the free-hanging tent/canopy and omitted the velcro around the bottom edge as well. I put in about 30 hours on this thing in one week so I don't plan to make another one anytime soon, but the finished product is pretty darn cool and it was a big hit for Christmas. Also, this requires A LOT of fabric so I'd suggest hitting up your local thrift store for some sheets to use instead of paying a pretty penny for new fabric.
5 Stars By Elizabeth Diehl on 2013-01-25
Perfect to Make A Playroom Tent
I'm an intermediate sewer. I found this pattern easy to follow with the exception of the window panels - which now that I have made one I could easily make more without confusion.
5 Stars By Bonnie-Lee Simpson on 2015-01-10
i had fun making this for my granddaughter but you most think ...
i had fun making this for my granddaughter but you most think about all that you need to make it
my finial cost was 350.00 every penny worth it when my grandaughter saw it hanging in her room christmas morning
she is 18 months and can grow with it .
the only way i think for cheaper cost was if you get all stuff on sale
5 Stars By Stepjen Barron on 2017-04-14
Just the canopy but still great
5 Stars By L. williams on 2014-03-30
Child's tent pattern
Quick delivery, great product. Will serve the needs of our child development center well as a quiet place for boys and girls.
5 Stars By waywardkay on 2014-12-05
Crafting this pattern will save lots of money!
This pattern uses about 25 yards of fabric minimum plus notions (a hula hoop to hang and foam for cushion) , but it is really a great project because finding it manufactured would cost a fortune. I had to laugh in spite of myself when I read the reviewers who were mad that the pattern includes only instructions...Not for the novice sewer! Otherwise, McCalls has great patterns.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2016-10-31
she and my 5 year-old LOVE it. Very roomy
My mom made this for my 2 year-old daughter; she and my 5 year-old LOVE it. Very roomy, they will play with it for years to come!
5 Stars By Savvy Shopper on 2015-01-19
Great pattern. Love the play canopy I made with it. I used walmart flat sheets to save money.
5 Stars By tmc on 2013-06-17
Grandma is busy making this for my daughter right now. Cant wait to see it. We had a great time picking out the fabrics together. Way more custom than just buying one.
5 Stars By Kristine K Bartoszek on 2016-12-23
5 Stars By A. Brown on 2015-06-22
I'm still in the process of cutting out all the fabric, but I hope to have my Tardis tent done for my kids before Xmas! :)
5 Stars By lulu parrish on 2014-01-08
Easy to follow directions and very pretty when is done .
4 Stars By D. Singletary on 2014-09-28
Ask me after Christmas
Making this for a Christmas gift, get back to you on if instructions were easy enough to understand. LOL
5 Stars By Kindle Customer on 2013-05-09
My grand-daughter just turned 2 and is getting her bedroom redecorated to a "big girls room". She will love this in her room. She loves playing in her bedroom and this will just add to it.
4 Stars By DiPo on 2013-05-10
Play Canopy = Lots of Fabric!
This a great pattern but I highly recommend reviewing the instructions and pattern pieces before purchasing fabric. I had a yard left over for the door piece and would have liked to use a printed fabric for the sides and back but it said I needed more than 8 yards and the prints I liked only had 8 yds of fabric on the bolts. You could probably piece some of the sides and back together and use a print if you review the pattern first.