An ‘In the hoop’ design, the cottage is one piece and folds up into the cottage. See the photo. It has seam allowances. The only difference between the 8×11 and the 6×8 is the 6×8 is divided in two at one of the corners. Sew the two halves to form one corner of the house. 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).
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.
This cottage is exactly the same finished cottage as the 8×11 cottage
For more information visit my blog post Christmas Cottage