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.