Authentic Canadian-Made Sweat Lodges, Shake Tents, Wigwams, Teaching Lodges and other custom work, handcrafted with honour, care and respect.
Sewn Home is honoured to provide covers for sweat lodges, shake tents, wigwams of all styles, shaputuans, teaching lodges and other custom canvas work. We are proud to supply these items to ceremonial people, friendship centers, health centers, educational institutions and more.
We select the best possible materials for the job, work with our clients to come up with the best design and craft each item with care and respect.
(Please note Sweatlodge cover pricing is on the bottom of this page.)
Shake tent covers typically range from $200-$500 depending on your dimensions and details.
Lodge covers can be as simple as a set of flat tarps to cover your own poles how you see fit. They can also be precisely designed to fit your frame and reduce setup time.
We also fabricate custom faux-wooden frame kits and instructions to make fully portable structures, -great in locations where saplings cannot be easily or sustainably sourced and structures need to be periodically taken down and setup.
Ceremonial lodges are always custom work, if you are interested please contact us with as many measurements as possible. We work with CAD to create a 3D model. With a model, we go over details with you and make a beautifully-fitted lodge cover.
Standard canvas is 12oz in weight, dyed black and treated to be mildly water repellant. Black is the best colour for blocking light, and we often stock brown or olive green to cover the black, other colours are occasionally available.
We ensure the materials used in our sweat covers are free of heavy chemical treatments.
The diameter of the tarps should be at least the distance over the top of your lodge, from ground to ground, plus 2’.
To make your sweatlodge cover function properly, 2 layers are often sufficient, however 3 layers are recommended for sweats being run in the winter or exposed to full summer sun.
Layers can be stitched together if you’d like, but we recommend keeping them separate to make the tarps easier to handle and dry out – periodically drying them will extend their life. There is no price difference between stitching them together and keeping them separate.