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Crossroads Embroidery: Foundations, Transfers, Tools

Hello! Today we bring you the second video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series! This video series was originally released with Sulky Threads. I’d like to share it with you here too! Let’s talk about all about the tools you will need for embroidery. In my last video I told you all about one of the most important […]

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Vintage Notions Monthly Club: February

  Thanks for joining me in my second installment of our monthly club where we are revisiting our 2016 Vintage Notions Monthly magazine issues. The timeless wisdom and inspiration that are found in the pages are a joy to explore. The February issue found Mary & the Institute celebrating their 4th anniversary. One of my […]

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New Fabric Collection – Kyoto

Introducing my new line of fabric from RJR Fabrics, Kyoto. This collection is the third one from my Vintage Made Modern series. I am excited to share a little of the background behind my inspiration for this line. My grandmother had a love for Japanese art that always inspired me as I grew up. My […]

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Vintage Made Modern: Stitcher’s Garden

I’m very excited to share with you my second collection with RJR Fabrics – Vintage Made Modern: Stitcher’s Garden. I have a passion for all things vintage, and this fabric line allowed me to combine my love of vintage fabric and embroidery. In the above photos, you can see the vintage inspiration for several prints in […]

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Vintage Made Modern – Gingham

Who doesn’t love gingham fabrics?!? I’ve wanted to design a line of ginghams and I’m thrilled that my new fabric line Stitcher’s Garden with RJR includes some! Here is a beautiful vintage swatch of gingham in small check. This a great modern version of gingham being used in our Indygo Junction Everyday Tank pattern in Cotton and […]

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Free Image Friday – Vintage Flowers

This beautiful French illustration is of the Fringed China Primrose (or so says Google translate!). I love the vibrant colors & shading. This is the ideal image to print & frame. To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to see the full size image. Then right click (Mac: control+click) […]

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Passion for Fashion: Contemporary Kimono

When we were designing the Contemporary Kimono pattern, I wanted to make a simple jacket that would work for all occasions – dressy or casual – a simple, stylish jacket to become a wardrobe staple. We created an everyday jacket out of my Fire Red Crossroads Denim – though, we added a little extra oomph […]

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Passion for Fashion: The 5-Way Wrap + Discount

The 5-Way Wrap is one of the most versatile garment patterns Indygo Junction has ever released. This fashion forward vest can be worn with anything and worn in a variety of different ways. The grid below shows the 5 different styles you can make with this one vest!  It is also super simple to make […]

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Passion for Fashion: Crossroads Trench

Recently, during some Pinterest browsing (do you follow my Amy Barickman Pinterest page?) I noticed a trend for coats and jackets with a shawl collar, which remind me of my Crossroads Trench pattern for Indygo Junction. It’s really inspiring to see similar styles out in the “ready-made” world, because it reminds me of all the […]

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