Coastal DIY: Beach Tent

Coastal living beach tent DIY

SUPPLIES:
3 yards of heavy weight fabric - You can even find cute fabric on Amazon
Four 1” x 2” x 48” whitewood moulding 
Three 3/4” x 48” poplar dowel
Drill with a 3/4” spade bit
Sewing Supplies

DIRECTIONS:

For the Frame:Building the frame only requires drilling eight holes. Measure six inches from the top of each board and mark the spot with a line using your pencil. Place the point of your 3/4 inch drill bit on the center of the line and drill a hole. Turn the boards over and measure 1.5 inches up from the bottom. Draw a line with a pencil. Drill a hole in each board using a 3/4 inch drill bit. That is all you need to do! The frame is ready.

Build the frame by making an A-frame on each end of the tent with two wooden boards. Then, place the wooden dowels through the holes. 

For the Cover: The cover is simple. If your fabric is about 44 inches wide already, you will NOT need to cut anything off the width. If your fabric is 60 inches wide, you will want to take about 16 inches off of the entire width of the fabric piece. This remaining scrap of fabric can be used later to create a carrying case! Turn the raw edge over about 1/4 inch and sew. If you didn't have to cut your fabric, you really don't even need to bother with this step. 

Next, fold the top end of your fabric under about 3 inches. This is going to make the "pocket" that the wooden dowel will slide through. Sew across the folded seam. Place your first pocket on the dowel and stretch the fabric up over the center dowel and down towards the third dowel. You will see the tent shape form. Pull the fabric so it is very tight and pin along where your second pocket will be. 

Do not cut the fabric unless you have tested it on the tent and are certain that it will fit all the way across the dowel. Pin the fabric in place, sew along your pinned line, then cut the excess fabric away from the back. It's as easy as that!

For the Bag: If you had 60 inch fabric and want to utilize the extra piece you cut off earlier in the process, you can make a carrying bag for the tent. Fold the fabric in half with the right sides together so it forms a long thin tube. Sew along both sides. Turn the bag right side out. To finish the top, fold the top edge under about 2 inches. Sew it into place. Tie the top closed with a ribbon, rope, or twine. 

Enjoy your coastal day at the beach with your new beach tent. You will be the envy on the seashore.

Comments

December 11
by The Crew
December 07
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December 07
by The Crew
Juanita Mille
1 month ago
This truly does add a unique look to any coastal decor! Never thought of using these! What a great idea...thanks for sharing!
Daniela Lunkenbein
8 months ago
Hi, I really love your DIY wind chime
Daniela Lunkenbein
8 months ago
Hi, I really love your DIY wind chime
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