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This reversible tent is not only super comfortable and completely washable, but also really cute and decorative! The house is perfectly proportioned and has an additional removable cushion for your kitty. Read on to see how to make…


+ Patterned cotton fabrics
+ Vlieseline
+ Cotton wool P 140 Vlieseline
+ Vliesofix Vlieseline
+ Paper
+ Ruler
+ Compass (Clover)
+ Scissors
+ Pins
+ Hand sewing needle
+ Thread
+ Pencil

Step 1

Cut parts: 1 bottom part (45 × 45 cm), 4 side parts (each with bottom edge 45 cm, height 45 cm), with 1 side part in the middle cut out a circle with a diameter of 20 cm.

Step 2

All 4 sides and the bottom part: 2 times from fabric and 1 times from Style-Vlieseline with 1 cm seam allowance cut (bottom part additionally 1 times from cotton wool).

Step 3

3 side panels: 1 fabric, 1 style-Vil and 1 fabric (floor: fabric, style-Vlieseline, cotton wool, fabric) and quilt around 0.5 cm all around.

Step 4

For the 4th side piece (stitch up fabric and style-Vlieseline all around 0.5 cm) cut out the circle without seam allowance (diameter 20 cm).

Step 5

Cut a bias binding for the circle (fabric in the oblique stitching line) and attach it to the right with a slight pull on the right.

Step 6

Then stitch around at 0.7 cm.

Step 7

Iron over the bias binding, cut it in and fix it. Then sew tight-edged at about 0.2 cm all around.

Step 8

Fold the fabric from the back, cut carefully around the circle and then fold in the seam allowance.

Step 9

Then sew the fabric by hand along the stitching of the bias binding.

Step 10

Now close all 4 longitudinal seams at 1 cm and then sew on the bottom.

Step 11

Sew on bias binding and sew on bias binding on all outer edges (as in step 6), then iron, punch in and sew by hand.

Step 12

Feathers: combine 2 fabrics each with fleece x and decorate with quilting seams (size approx. 10 – 15 cm), then sew by hand to the tent tip.

Finished 1

Finished! Did we mention that it is reversible?

Finished 2

Want to make more for your cat? Try whipping up one of these cat toys!

DIY Cat Toy

Happy DIYing!


  • Missing

    Dec 27, 2017, 09.39 PMby MariadeOrozco

    Oh Burda…You’re the top! Since the time Miss Aenne Burda had wrote and directed Burda Moden and I was very young..I love it. Now with my husband had refind vintage magazines and our last daughter loves it too: she has eleven…!!! And a very good taste for design and drawing. I forgoten Charly, our young cat who will enjoy it! Greetings from Rosario, Argentina. María.

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    Dec 22, 2017, 04.49 PMby katanarose

    This is a super cute make but how do you keep it from collapsing in on itself? Is there boning in the seams? It looks like there is some wooden structure in the dark final photo but nothing is mentioned in the materials?

    Thanks :3

    4 Replies
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      Dec 22, 2017, 05.49 PMby Sususews

      I second this question…What lends this kitty tent it’s structural support?

    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 24, 2017, 08.17 AMby nrobson

      hi i made a similar style tent for my simba a few years ago; after i sewed the inner seams together (where the triangles are joined together, as well as around the base -mine isnt reversible) i inserted bamboo garden rods into the seam tubes x

    • Missing

      Dec 27, 2017, 01.51 PMby Sususews

      Thanks, nrobson for your reply to our question. It would have been nice if a Burda rep responded…On a closer look, in the photo showing the reversible side, you can see a wooden dowel in the back corner. It looks as if you just take 4 wooden dowels and insert in the tent at the corners after you finish sewing.

    • Simba_nov_06_large

      Dec 30, 2017, 03.26 AMby nrobson

      ur welcome! i think yes wooden dowels cut down to size. mine has a top circular opening where the dowels converge and fan out, although if someone trips and falls they could take their eye out if they land on top of the dowel ends, just thinking of safety as usual lol. xx

  • Simba_nov_06_large

    Dec 22, 2017, 03.36 PMby nrobson

    superb! super cool and super cute :)x

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