This tutorial is vague because dimensions will be dependent upon the table you’re using and embellishments are subject to personal taste. Really, you could take the basics of this idea and do most anything with it (i.e., a store instead of a house, a fire station, a slumber party “tent”). But here is a rundown of how I made the one for my girls.
Bulk yardage of an inexpensive base fabric
Scrap fabric for embellishments
Hot glue gun
1) Measure your table. Mine was 48”x30”x28”.
2) Cut bulk fabric into five panels, allowing at least one inch for seams. Mine looked like this:
5) Hem the bottom edges of each panel, as well as the openings to the windows and door. I recommend cutting the fabric at a diagonal in each corner about ½”, folding it over, then sewing ¼” hem around the perimeter.
6) Place panels wrong-side together with edges aligned (pin if necessary), and sew with a straight stitch leaving ½” margin. Do this for all panels.
*HINT: I started by sewing all of the “tops” of the side panels to the top panel, then went around and attached the side panels to each other.
7) Turn the whole thing right-side out and place over the table.
8) Hot glue embellishments on if/where desired.
This is my finished playhouse. I decided to sew roll-up curtains onto the windows and a valance over the doorway, as well as some scrappy flowers in front. I am happy to report that this playhouse is toddler approved :).