Simplicity’s Simply Teen line of home decor patterns

Monday, April 18, 2011 7:08
Posted in category Crafts

I admit that I generally don’t flip through the sewing pattern books and look at home decor… because the vast majority of it looks like something a Grandma-type would sew with a ton of lace and ruffles in old-fashioned print fabrics.  But a fabric store location closed out and they sent all their patterns – albiet in a disorganized mess – to the fabric store near me. 

So while I went searching through the patterns to see if anything caught my eye (and how can it not when you can buy the expensive Vogue designer patterns for $3.99!) I discovered that Simplicity has a Simply Teen line of home decor patterns for teens and their bedrooms.

This is one of the Simplicity patterns I got (Simplicity 5124 is the other one), my daughter is itching for me to make her a beanbag chair for her bedroom.  And at 4 1/4 yards of fabric, if I can pick up something she likes off the bargain section, it will be a totally economical bean bag chair for well under $10 (well, depending on how much the packing peanuts cost, but I hope to get them free).  It would also make a great inexpensive but pretty darn cool present for your kid’s friends, or even just to make a few for the family room for lounging around on.  I don’t know if you have ever priced out nice bean bag chairs, but they run well over $100!

If you sew, definitely keep your eyes out for this line if you are looking for un-Grandma-like home decor to sew.  It looks as though Simply Teen line had a few other patterns as well but seem to be out of print, sigh.  Murphys law!  I have a couple other sewing projects to complete, then it will be bean bag chair time… probably do it as a nice end of the school year present for my daughter.

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One Response to “Simplicity’s Simply Teen line of home decor patterns”

  1. Mel says:

    April 18th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I haven’t seen these Simply Teen patterns yet, I also tend to avoid the home decor pattern section too – too much lace and ruffles and tacky things like tea cosies!

    http://www.sewing.org/html/beanbag.html

    I have had that bookmarked for a while, but I hate trying to transfer patterns, I’m going to watch for this pattern on sale though and save myself the torture!