Tag Archives: Sewing


Free Image Friday – Sewing Circle

This sewing circle on the cover of this vintage needle book looks like fun! If you use this image, I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio and use the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! To download this free image, be sure to click on the image first to […]


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 […]


Free Image Friday – The Sewing Teacher

Happy Free Image Friday! This week I want to share with you this lovely image of a sewing teacher and student that I found in one of my vintage sewing books. I think this would be a gorgeous image to print out for your sewing room. To download this free image, be sure to click […]


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 […]


Passion for Pincushions

Have you ever thought about that old standby, the tomato pincushion? This favorite sewing notion – one of the first tools any new sewist receives when they start sewing – was actually developed during the Tudor period in England. Pins and needles were highly valued items at the time and decorative pincushions, including the tomato, […]


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 […]


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 […]

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