The cottage is one piece and folds up into the cottage. See the photo. It has seam allowances. Turn up the bottom seam allowances and topstitch. Fold the cottage right sides together and sew the roof together one seam at a time. Then sew the long side seam. Turn right side out and it’s made.
If you want a bottom like mine there are instructions for that as well and it’s not difficult.
The cottage is sturdy and holds its shape (when sewn as directed).
Completed Cottage is 6x3x2.5 inches with a base 2×2.5 inches
Put a light in it to enjoy looking at it, stuff it and add a few rocks in the bottom for weight, display it on your desk, kitchen window sill, etc. Or make some for gifts.
For more information visit my blog post Christmas Cottage
Note: The final product of both the 8×11 and the 6×8 designs are exactly the same cottage.
Cottage is 6.5 inches by 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches