Gather your supplies
Tape measure; canvas drop cloth (9 x 12 feet), adjustable leather punch, 30 x 7mm eyelets, eyelet pliers, sewing machine and thread or hemming tape and iron, cotton or nylon cord to fit through eyelet, six 19mm x 2.4m timber dowels, acrylic paint (optional)
Step 1 Use tape measure to find centre of long edge. Tape cord end to position. Using cord and pencil like a large compass, mark a large semicircle from one side of long edge to the other side of long edge. Measure and mark a small semicircle (15cm radius) at centre of long edge. Cut along both curves. Clip hem allowances as needed to press and hem each curve, (with machine or fusible tape), turning under 2.5cm.
Step 2 Measure and mark 6 sets of 2 eyelets around large curve. Each set of 2 should be 3cm from edge of fabric and 5cm apart. Sets will be threaded with cord and used to tie poles in place.
Step 3 Along each straight edge, measure and mark 9 eyelets, beginning at the edge of small curve and ending approx. 70cm from small curve.
Step 4 Optionally, paint the ends of dowels with acrylic paint and leave to dry. Lash the 6 dowels together with cord. Lace doorway eyelets together with cord. Thread 6 lengths of cord as pole ties through bottom eyelets and tie to poles.
How to make eyelets