Create Memories With Kids: PVC Playhouse & Sunshade

Today I’m participating in The Girl Creative for Diana’s Create Memories with Kids series with my PVC Playhouse & Sunshade.

This was an ambitious creation, so I’m going to be sharing a series of posts over the next few weeks with dimensions for the whole project, the construction of the frame, the different features of the tent including how to make mitered bindings for the square windows, and how I made sure the sewing construction would stand up to active play.

Go check out the rest of the great ideas for summer fun with your kids being shared as part of the series, and check back here to see the fun we’re having using this playhouse/sunshade!

Tutorials:
PVC Frame
Fabric Requirements & Cuts
Mitered Bindings, Curtains, & Awnings
Sturdy Seams

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16 Responses to Create Memories With Kids: PVC Playhouse & Sunshade

  1. Toni Barsi June 26, 2013 at 11:48 AM #

    This is beyond adorable, and you did such an amazing job! I wish we had a yard for something like this, because I’m sure my daughter would be in love!

  2. T.D. June 26, 2013 at 12:52 PM #

    This is sooo friggin cute! Looking forward to all the tutorials, I’d love to make this for my niece for her birthday!

  3. Melanie @ bear rabbit bear June 26, 2013 at 1:30 PM #

    WHat a super cute play house!

  4. carin van den berg June 26, 2013 at 3:15 PM #

    wow is all I can say. It is FABULOUS.

  5. Karen June 26, 2013 at 6:12 PM #

    I am so impressed! You did an awesome job with creating this wonderful playhouse. Bravo!

  6. Miranda @ Someday Crafts July 17, 2013 at 3:20 AM #

    This looks amazing!! I made a smaller one for my son a few years ago (card table size), but mine has nothing on this!! We’ll be featuring it tomorrow at Someday Crafts :)

  7. Jenny Romaine July 18, 2013 at 1:53 AM #

    It is perfection! My girls would love this! Not sure I could make it look as cute as yours!

  8. Cheryl @ mycuprunnethover312 July 19, 2013 at 4:42 PM #

    This looks like such a great place to play. Wonderful job and thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy July 24, 2013 at 7:38 PM #

    How cool for you – just saw this on Apartment Therapy – CONGRATS!!!

  10. Lauren July 28, 2013 at 11:24 PM #

    Hey! I’m featuring this great craft at The Well Crafted Home tomorrow! I would love to have you stop by!

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2013/07/pvc-playhouse-for-kids.html

  11. ekfaltesek September 14, 2013 at 11:58 PM #

    We made just the frame so far based on your tutorial. It is awesome. When we get it all together with a cover, we will send you a picture. The PVC pipe frame was so easy to make with your instructions. Thank-you.

  12. ekfaltesek September 14, 2013 at 11:59 PM #

    We made just the frame so far based on your tutorial. It is awesome. When we get it all together with a cover, we will send you a picture. The PVC pipe frame was so easy to make with your instructions. Thank-you.

  13. ekfaltesek September 15, 2013 at 12:04 AM #

    We made just the frame so far. It is awesome. It was so easy with your instructions. When we get a cover on it, I will send you a picture for sure. Today we have a blue sheet draped over the top and tied at the corners. Our daughter is going to be so excited when she wakes up from naptime. Thank-you.

    One note for instructions: On the pipe cut list, should it say 18.5″ – 8 cuts (instead of 4)?

    • Jenn AJennuineLife September 15, 2013 at 2:10 AM #

      Good catch – thanks! I’ve updated the cut list for the frame.

  14. Tennor April 21, 2014 at 12:12 AM #

    Thanks for the inspiration! Our daughter Anna has a rare disease where she cannot be exposed to sunlight and other UV rays.

    Anna’s aunt modified your play tent design to fit our special needs. You can see it here:

    http://annaliberty.wordpress.com/2014/04/20/annas-new-play-tent/

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