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DIY: FABRIC CUBBY HOUSE

For kids, the great Australian dream starts early: every child wants a place to call their own! Why not transform your kitchen dining table into your childs dream.

This fabulous fabric cubby house will transform the dining table into a wonderland for pretend play. It will inspire your childs imagination and become a treasured place for them to play. Your little ones will be entertained for hours.

After numerous and suspicious phone calls from my mum Sue to ask for my dining table measurements, I wondered what she was up too. She then produced a wonderful blank canvas for me to get creative with and finish off.

Here are some photos and tips to create your own magical wonderland for your child.

Erin

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Materials:

*Calico Fabric

*Plastic fabric

*Scrap fabric in various colours

*Large button

*Iron on transfer paper

*Iron

*Scissors

*Sewing machine

*Cotton

The cubby house is made from calico fabric and plastic has been used for the windows. Various fabrics have been used to create the different scenes around the cubby house. The fabric was ironed onto Iron On Transfer paper and the images cut out and ironed onto the cubby house with no sewing required.

This can be an expensive DIY project if you don’t have scrap fabric at home however I feel it is worth every cent.

Below is a basic pattern of the cubby house from a top view.Screen Shot 2014-03-03 at 10.30.46 PM

When deciding on the scenes I wanted to create, I felt it was important to include things that Archie is interested in. He loves trains (like most little boys do), loves making sounds of different animals and fascinated with water and fish. I included the car as I’ve made that side of the cubby house his ‘shed’ so he can ride his bike in and under the table through that entrance.

The front of the cubby house I wanted to make look like a real home so the letterbox, flowers, tree and dog bring it to life.  Not forgetting the roof of the cubby house, I featured a typical sky theme -sun, rainbow, clouds, birds and a plane.

All the images are either drawn by myself or the fabric has had images (the zoo animals) already printed, so I just needed to cut around them.

This has been one of my favourite DIY projects to date as it was challenging and time consuming but the hours of fun that Archie has already got out of it makes it all worth while.

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