- sheets (I used 2 twin flat sheets)
- clothes pins
- suction cups
- adult t-shirt (for the ties)
- bags (or fabric for making them) for the accessories and the kit
I was able to make the kit above for about $10. (here is the original post)
Here is a mini tutorial for making the ties from a t-shirt:
I used a ladies XL t-shirt, making the ties ~20" long (10" when folded).
The sheets have ties with loops attached at the corners, in the middle of each long side, and in the center of the sheet (optional). To cut down on time, I decided to use strips of jersey instead of making bias tape (like in the original tutorial). Here's how...
Then stretch out each strip, making it curl into a rope-like shape, and tie a knot at each end.
To attach the ties...
Sew the ties to the corners, long sides, and center of the sheets, making an "X" shape with your stitches to give it strength.
To figure out the correct size for the drawstring bag, I simply stacked up all of the accessory items and took a rough measurement...
And then did the same for the large bag.
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more kits & a great tip!
Here is a great tip from a reader: Littel Holts suggested that instead of (or in addition to) sewing ties on the sheets, create casings for the rope. Fold down each corner, and half way between each corner, about an inch, and sew. This is a simple, but sturdy, way to thread the ropes through.
fort kit in action!
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