It seemed fairly easy. I mean, I did make a fitted domed circus tent topper, so I figured I would give it a try.
I had material, a tension rod and plenty of puppets, so I had nothing to lose.
First, I measured the width of my door frame and cut out the amount of material I would need.
*I would suggest, if you attempted to make your own, to use striped fabric, the stripes act as better guides in cutting than polka dots.
The next steps really were easy. I sewed a hem, along all sides of the puppet theater. Then, I took the top of the puppet theater and folded it down about 3 inches.
I sewed along the seam line to make a pocket the tension rod would feed into.
This is where it got tricky. I cut out the center, for the puppets to peek through BUT I had no idea how to finish the edges.
So, this project sat and sat. My crafter's block made more frustrated by half finished projects I had no idea how to finish.
Cue a visit from my mom, the Queen of Quilts. Using some double biased tape, she hand sewed the trim over the raw edges using a reverse miter on the inside corners.
Finally, the unfinished project was finished.
My crafter's block is, fortunately, a thing of the past.
And, this hedgehog is happy to have a stylish venue to perform.
*The doorway puppet theater I was inspired by, is for sale on Etsy. If this stay at home mom could have afforded it, I would have spent the $90 (including shipping) to have bought it myself.