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!

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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!

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