How to Make an American Girl Cabana
Last summer I started making this American Girl Cabana. Crazy, I know. I made the structure with the dowels and then I never pulled out my sewing machine to create the cover. The pieces have just been sitting in my craft room. When we made the picnic blanket I realized it would be the perfect opportunity to make the tent cover since I was already sewing. This pattern was made from scratch and it’s easy to take in the sides if you need to make your tent fit tighter. I gave each side at least an inch allowance which is very generous but I also like to double fold the fabric before I stitch to give a clean edge.
When first starting this project I had in mind to use pvc pipes. However, once putting it together I realized the connectors didn’t come in the angles I needed. That’s where the clear tubing came in handy. You can bend the tubing to any angle you need.
- 1/2″ @ 12.5″ x 4 (top x)
- 1/2″ @ 20″ x 4 (sides)
- 1/2″ @ 18″ x 3 (bottom side supports)
- 5/16″ @ 18″ x 4 (top square)
- Plastic Clear Tubing
- 3 Yards Fabric
- Rickrack *optional
- Buttons *optional
- String Lights *optional