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
Introducing Vintage Made Modern Video Series - I am so excited to announce the launch of our Vintage Made Modern Video Series! I will use my Vintage Notions Book as a guide to inspire you with vintage textiles, lessons, stories, and hand crafts focused on sewing, needlework and fashion. In the introduction video below I share some of the background of the […]
Vintage Made Modern Episode 6 - It’s Mother’s Day weekend! The fifth chapter of my book Vintage Notions shares inspirational essays about mothers and children, so I thought I would do a throwback to a Mother’s Day blog post. The post is all about shared memories of mothers from my childhood, with comments added from a post several years ago. First […]
Free Image Friday – Sewing Chicks! - Vintage sewing notions are one of my favorite things! Add in cute little sewing chicks, and this precious vintage image is over-the-top delightful! 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) […]
Free Image Friday – Vintage Thread Advertisement - A vintage Coats thread advertisement turned into a handmade label! 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 folder of your choice -Enjoy!