Welcome! Come for a cup of tea at my home!
Where lavender greets you at the door and wisteria climbs the side of our home and creeps into the wood panelled gables.
A felt and embroidery template has been included in this pattern to create my home, however the possibilities are endless to create your own version of this Play House.
That’s why we’ve also included a comprehensive Embroidery and Embellishment Guide to get you on your way to designing your own Play House!
Ideas can include but are not limited to: A blank house for imagination, your own home, barn, shop, circus, story book home, gingerbread house, nativity scene, market, hospital, doctors room, fairy house, hobbit hole, fire station, school, church and more!
Allow the user to create their own world of play within its walls and enjoy the open ended play it inspires.
Customise this delightful Play House to your own desires.
- Instant PDF digital download of the Pattern, Tutorial and Embroidery and Embellishment Guide
- Pre-cut Plastic Mesh inserts available with worldwide shipping
- Fully lined Play House
- Two handles
- Two fastening options: Elastic loop and button, or tab with velcro
- Can be created to be fully collapsable for travel
- Photo and Video Tutorial for the entire Play House construction
- Embroidery and Embellishment Guide includes: 8 stitch types, felt application and 17 embroidery and felt templates
- Pattern templates for you to design your own
- Colouring in sheet for your Little Creative to design their own home
- Full tutorial, photos, video and support to help you create your own Play House
This Play House has been designed with adventurous beginners in mind. The tutorial is detailed with full colour photos, video, and step by step process walking you through the construction of this house.
Adventurous beginners will learn or practice new skills such as embroidery and felt application, lining pattern pieces, sewing in buttons and loops. If you have some previous experience in sewing and feel confident in giving these skills a go, you’ll enjoy this thorough tutorial which will walk you through the process step by step.
The more advanced will appreciate the professional finish of the pattern and the ability to customise to their hearts content!
We’ve suggested quilting cottons, but you can go crazy with spare and scrap fabrics. Add textures with wools, corduroy and cottons, and play with colour combinations.
Fabric and Notions required:
Quilting cotton recommended for main and lining (or spare and scrap fabrics).*
– Main Fabric: 0.75m (5/6 yd)
– Lining Fabric: 0.75m (5/6 yd)
– Batting (cheapest quality is sufficient): 0.75m (5/6 yd)
– Mesh Plastic Sheets: 3 X (26 x 33 cm) (10 1/4” x 13”)
OR similar (stiff plastic, recycled plastic placemats, plastic quilting templates etc). See notes below about “Plastic Mesh Sheets” for more information.
We offer Mesh Plastic Sheets in convenient pre-cut inserts with worldwide shipping, or source from your local craft store.
* Trim the pattern to use less fabric. See the tutorial for more information.
– 5 x small squares of velcro pairs
– 5 x 15mm (5/8”) shank buttons**
– 5 x 60mm (2 1/2”) thin elastic (flat recommended)**
** to create a fully collapsible Play House, use 9 x buttons and elastic / tabs.
– Iron-on interfacing (use on light weight fabrics or behind satin stitch details)
– Felt details (with a heat n bond adhesive)
– Embroidery thread
What You Get When You Purchase:
This pattern is available as a PDF digital download, with the additional option of pre-cut plastic mesh canvas sent to your letterbox!
Digital files emailed and stored in your Below the Kōwhai account for future use. Includes files for pattern to print at home, tutorial, and embroidery and embellishment guide.
These downloads will also be available in the “My Account + Downloads” section of this website when you are logged in. This is where the most updated version of your purchases will be and you can access them any time. In the future I may revise this pattern and slightly alter it. If you’re sewing in the future, check back for the latest version.
You can print the Play House pattern at home.
The digital pattern is 13 pages long in black and white, and can be printed on A4 or US Letter paper on your home computer and then assembled for use.
You will also receive a comprehensive tutorial with instructions, photos, video and tips to guide you in your sewing of this Play House. Please view this tutorial on your device or computer to save the trees, or if you must print, print in colour.
Plastic Mesh Sheets
We recommend using Plastic Mesh Canvas Sheets for your Play House inserts. This product has holes in the sheets allowing you to sew through them to join the wall sections and apply velcro. For your convenience we have these available pre-cut to size and they can be shipped worldwide. Alternatively, other plastic sheeting may be used.
We recommend plastic sheeting rather than cardboard for it’s longevity and durability. We hope your Play House can be enjoyed by many generations and can withstand lots of passionate play!
Click here to view our shipping and delivery information.
What’s a PDF?
A digital document viewable in Adobe Acrobat Reader (download for free here). You will be able to save, view and print these documents on your computer or device.
Returns and Support:
This digital product can be saved to your computer. Therefore, I am not able to offer returns on any purchase unless at some fault of my own. Please choose carefully and make sure you are purchasing the correct pattern, and you have used a correct email address!
In lieu of returns I offer comprehensive online support to those who are sewing! You can contact me on Facebook, Instagram and email, and you can expect a prompt reply! I will endeavour to help you in any way I can.
So, what are you waiting for? Starting designing and create your own Play House with this pattern and show off your creations!
This sewing pattern is by Sophie Laughton-Mutu. Sewists and children around the world have tested this pattern. Please leave a review, or pop over to our Facebook VIP Community to show us a photo of your finished Play House!