Vintage Made Modern
Welcome to my site! I’m Amy, author, designer and founder of the sewing pattern publisher Indygo Junction. I love collecting home arts and fashion ephemera, as well as vintage fabric, textiles, and needle arts. This collection inspires much of my product development work. It feeds my creative spirit and I know it will inspire you. Here you will find a website full of FREE vintage inspiration, images and patterns. I took this passion to a new level when I discovered Mary Brooks Picken and the Woman’s Institute she founded. I was compelled to share that material through my award-winning book Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing Fashion and Fun. I hope you will join me in my journey to curate vintage and create modern projects for you.
Recent Blog Posts
Merry Christmas & Vintage Made Modern Episode 13 - Time flies! It is hard to believe 2018 is coming to a close. I have had so much fun sharing my Vintage Notions book with you this year in my Vintage Made Modern Youtube Series! Here is the final episode for 2018. From the Department of Inspiration, I share thoughts on Mary’s advice in the […]
The Story of Samplers in Episode 10 - Did you get a chance to watch the latest Vintage Made Modern Video? The tenth episode of Vintage Made Modern features stitched samplers, preserving fruits, and a Magic Pattern apron that can be made with one yard! I also share some of the free embroidery patterns and stitch tutorials. Crosstitch Samplers In this episode, I […]
Free Image Friday – Ships of the Fleet - This cool vintage graphic features ships from the fleet of Norddeutscher Lloyd, a shipping company founded in 1857. Be sure to tag me on Instagram @amybarickman_studio using the hashtag #ABFreeVintageImage to share how you’re using these printables! Download instructions for the best quality: -Click on image -Right click (Mac: control+click) -Save to computer desktop or […]