Tag Archives: patterns


Crossroads Embroidery: Back Stitch

Welcome to the fourth video in the Crossroads Embroidery Series. During the remaining videos in this series, we will be learning some basic embroidery stitches and I will be sharing a FREE embroidery design with each tutorial. Last time, we learned the Cross Stitch and today I’m excited to teach you the Back Stitch. In […]


Vintage Made Modern – Fabriflair!

Fabriflair™ is a new brand I created for Indygo Junction. It falls into my focus of products that are “Vintage Made Modern”. Here a little bit of the story behind the brand. This is the inspiration that started the process- a vintage star made with feed sack fabric that my mom found at a antique show. […]


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 […]


Vintage Made Modern: The Take-Two Tech Pouch

As you know, I am always collecting bits of vintage inspiration – sewing book here, a magazine there. A few years ago I picked up this single page pattern for a leather-craft coin purse. The copyright on this piece is 1947 and it came from Drake’s LeatherCraft in Los Angeles. What a treasure! I don’t […]


Happy Earth Day – Discount and Tutorial!

Happy Earth Day everyone! This is a great day to appreciate nature, plant some flowers and take stock of how to better your recycling habits. At Indygo Junction, we try to include a recycled option in our Indygo Junction patterns whenever possible. After all, you don’t always have to buy new fabric to sew a […]


Denim Strip Quilt Tutorial

Last October I told you about my adventures filming tutorials at Missouri Star Quilt Co. Since that time I’ve shared with you the tutorials I made with Vanessa from Crafty Gemini Creates and Rob from Man Sewing. I’m excited to say that the tutorial I filmed with Jenny Doan, for a The Denim Strip Quilt, […]


5 Fun Ideas for Monogramming + Free Download!

I’m mad about monograms lately. With so many possibilities, this letter-perfect technique lends personal flair to handmade or store bought fabric gifts. Think garments, pillowcases, cloth napkins, tea towels, and tote bags. Whether embroidered, cross stitched, appliqued, stenciled, cursive, serif, sans-serif, capitalized or lower-cased, there’s a motif for every motive. My new 12 weight thread […]


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 […]


A Visit to Tula’s House

I’m so lucky to live in a city filled with creative people – Kansas City is home to many artists and designers, some of whom work in the sewing industry. My friend Tula Pink is a fabric and quilt pattern designer who lives about an hour away from me. Although I’ve known Tula for years, […]

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