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Stitched Style Blog Post: Amy Barickman!

First of all, let me say how much I’ve enjoyed reading the posts from this week’s Stitched Style blog tour. I love everyone’s ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm for embroidery. I’m excited to be sharing these designs with everyone, and helping some folks win an embroidery kit so they can get stitching right away! (You can win today too, be sure to check out entry instructions and the end of this post.)

 The idea for Indygo Junction’s Stitched Style was sparked by my SoHo Bandana fabric line, which we released with Red Rooster fabrics last spring. For that line I found inspiration in vintage bandana designs and made them suitable for a contemporary audience using stylized designs and colors. The end result was my favorite fabric collection to date.

We used Crossroads Denim in Fire Red to create the Rojo Business Card Case from Stitched Style.

When I was working on SoHo I realized how the different design elements that made the overall fabric prints could be broken out and stand alone. I felt like all the great flowers, paisleys, leaves and other organic motifs would shine as embroidery designs. We started test stitching some projects using our elemental designs on our new Crossroads Denim fabric, and the result was fantastic. The Crossroads Denim was a perfect weight to embroider on, and the bright colors made the stitching stand out. Stitched Style was born!

The applique and embroidery techniques were used to embellish an up-cycled denim jacket.

The book includes 65 embroidery designs (available in multiple sizes and styles) and 20 projects. There are smaller projects such as business card cases, bracelets and eyeglass cases, and larger ideas for embellishing patterns and even updating your wardrobe using up-cycled denim and embroidery. If you prefer to machine embroidery , you can get the Stitched Style designs through the SoHo Bandana collection from OESD.

Manhattan Messneger Bag

Here we used a reverse applique technique from Stitched Style on our Manhattan Messenger Bag pattern. Also, note the Crossroads Trench in the background. All made from Crossroads Denim!

I hope you enjoy creating projects with Stitched Style as much as I enjoyed creating the book. I would love to see any projects you create with it. Send your pictures in to and we’ll pin them to our Stitched Style board on Pinterest.

Are you ready to enter to win a copy of Stitched Style, a fabric pack of Crossroads Denim, embroidery floss from Sullivans and a hoop and needles from Clover?

To enter to win the gift basket, simply comment via Rafflecopter window below. You can earn extra entries by liking my Facebook page, signing up for my newsletter, or following us on Pinterest, all which you do via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The Stitched Style blog tour continues next week!

January 13: Flamingo Toes

January 14: Today’s Creative Blog

January 15: Designs in Machine Embroidery

January 16: Tip Junkie

January 17: Wild Olive

January 18: Amy Barickman

January 20: Cool2Craft

January 21: We All Sew

January 22: Kollabora

January 23: Sew Mama Sew

1/24 Indygo Junction: – On IJ’s post there will be a big giveaway! Be sure to read the post that day to enter to win a copy of Stitched Style, one yard of every color of Crossroads Denim, embroidery floss from Sullivans, a hoop and needles from Clover and a huge pack of embroidery patterns and books from IJ!


  1. Margaret Breeding

    Love the Downton Abbey Collection, and your site Amy. Would love to use the fabrics in my bedroom to dress up the bed. Make lovely pillows and shams. Would be so romantic. also a runner for the foot of the bed which would be quilted, of course. Would really dress up and radically change the master bedroom.

  2. june robertson

    I’d like to get back into embroidering after many years of not doing it. Winning this giveaway would be a fantastic way to do that. Thanks for the chance!

  3. kbo

    I would add “zing” to my denim jacket….and a sling bag

  4. Selena J.

    Love the color & designs. I always look forward to seeing what you come up with on your blog, pinterest & facebook.

  5. Wendy N

    I would embroider some heating pad slip covers!

  6. Maribeth

    I love to embroider-this would be a great prize!

  7. Nicki Slater

    I would love to embellish some of the bags I make with stitching.

  8. Gina S.

    This looks like lots of fun thing to do.

  9. Debbie

    I’ve never done any stitching, therefore, I would use the Stitched Style book as an introduction to stitching. I would try out some simple motifs on jeans, which always look nice.

  10. Kristi Edington

    I love to sew homemade gifts, they would be even better with these cute designs!

  11. Cindy

    I’d jazz up some pillows.

  12. Kathy

    Love your designs, I’m always eager to learn and try new ideas! Thanks for the opportunity…

  13. Diane Pfluger

    Great ideas

  14. Dawn

    I am trying to learn new skills, so this book would help me to accomplish that.

  15. Debra Kay Neiman

    I want to jazz up my sewing projects, bags, pincushions, clothes, and whatever the book can inspire me to. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  16. Becky Bundy-Stroud

    many ways

  17. Becky Bundy-Stroud

    I’m very crafty and would find many ways to use it.

  18. Becky Bundy-Stroud

    I’m very crafty. I would find many ways to use it.

  19. Rebecca T

    I would use some of the embroidery motifs on hoodies!

  20. Pam S

    I love your designs and this looks like such a fun package! I would love to make an embroidered denim vest.

  21. Ilene Miller

    I’d make a clutch first and have so much fun creating more! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  22. Lanetta

    Would be lovely embellishment on a doll dress!

  23. S^3

    I think a lovely clutch would be in order.

  24. Jan G

    This is a wonderful book and I just love all the designs and the use of denim! I have soooo much!! I would have sew much fun doing these projects!! Thank you sew much for this wonderful giveaway!! Jan

    • Jan G

      I would love to have the Downton Collection to make a lovely table runner for my Dinning Room Table!! Thank you and I should of read the entry 1st!!


  25. Pam Barone

    The turquoise and brown motif on the bag is my favorite. Or the red and white. Or the white on denim. I can’t decide.

  26. Carmen

    I think the fabric would make a fun skirt!

  27. Karen A

    Lovely fabric that would go into a quilt.

  28. Vickie blose

    Like to win

  29. marcy Mitchell

    I love the new designs!

  30. Debra Bopp

    Lovely ideas!

  31. Lynn Paul

    Paisley!! Anything Paisley!

  32. Cecilia

    I would make a tote for spring.

  33. Diane Antle

    Beautiful work! Just love embroidery both hand & machine! Have been trying to teach my 8 year old granddaughter to hand embroidery, hoping to pass on the stitching tradition!

  34. MelodyJ

    I want to embroider a design that is based on the 1910’s or 1920’s on the Downton Abbey fabric. So far those are eras the show has been set in.

  35. Barbara

    Love the designs! Thanks for the chance.

  36. Jen K

    I’d make a cute tote bag.

  37. Cindy G

    So many choices–a quilt or a modern Garden Party dress–or a beautiful bag. Thank you!

  38. Pam Barone

    How fun these designs are, changing the scale and adopting fresh colors makes me see them in a new light. I loved the book about buttons. Amy and the team of artists that work with her always come up with something marvelous!

  39. Rhonda Desgranges

    Love the Downton Abbey fabric. I would make a quilt with them. Thanks for the chance to win.

  40. Deb E

    I would love to make something I would use frequently to show it off! A satchel like bag or purse would be great to make from the pretty fabric.

  41. Joan Mitchell

    There are so many fun designs in Stitched Style, I want to do them all, and have no idea where to begin. I might need to set up a “draw the number” style container and draw to decide which project to do first!

  42. carla

    Hoping I win!

  43. Sandy A in St. Louis

    I would use it to make a tote to use on my commute to work

  44. Diane @ Vintage Zest

    I never make what I first plan to sew with fabric. I think I’m the only one that happens to! ūüôā

  45. Ellen M.

    I’m not sure about the Downton Abbey fabric (per the prompt) but I would love to try making the stitched cuffs in the book. Thanks for the chance!

  46. Susan Urnikis

    I would use it for a tablecloth.

  47. Jamie Vowell

    I would use the fabric for pillows and accessories in my studio! It would be such an inspiration! Jamie V in MT

  48. Wendy Bradley

    Love your blog, pinterest and facebook. I hope I win!! Good luck to everyone


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