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Practical Style Giveaway!

I love fashion sewing, dressmaking, and helping others create their own style using Indygo Junction patterns. But, style isn’t just about garments. You can make a style statement anytime, anywhere with accessories and housewares that are one size fits all. Indygo Junction just released the video “Indygo Junction’s Practical Style: A Look Book” to showcase […]

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Vintage Modern Challenge Winners

After the whirlwind of excitement around the Vintage-Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge the past few months, I think I’ve finally caught my breath! Before I start running again (Quilt Market, anyone?), I wanted to take a minute to congratulate the winners and appreciate all the hard work and talent that went into the 123 project […]

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Teaching Kids to Sew

Who taught you to sew? Chances are, it was a parent or grandparent.  When I was a child, my mother and grandmother shared with me their love for handcrafting.  I enjoyed that special bonding time and learned many tricks and techniques that I use today.  Sharing the joy of creative crafting with your youngsters is […]

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Buttonware Giveaway!

Hi, my name is Amy, and I’m addicted to buttons. Sorting and discovering vintage buttons is one of my favorite creative pastimes! What is it about this commonplace closure that’s so appealing? With so many colors, sizes, shapes and styles available, there’s such truth to the term “cute as a button.” Whether used as a […]

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Small Size, Big Inspiration

Sometimes the littlest ones in our lives provide the biggest inspiration. Several mothers I know never touched a needle and thread before their wee ones came along. While these women nurtured their newborns, they discovered an eager creative spirit within. Many new moms take up sewing  not just as an outlet or pastime while the […]

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