Amy’s Blog

I am an author, entrepreneur, and designer with a relentless passion for all things vintage—particularly sewing and fashion. I share ideas, tips, and projects with you that are vintage-inspired but timelessly true. Subscribe to my newsletter for updates. Thanks for stopping by!

Introducing the WearEver Wrap

I am so thrilled to share my new pattern with you, the WearEver Wrap! This is your shrug for every occasion and a simple way to warmth! Make this fun and fashionable wrap for family and friends. The...

Fold & Go Folio in Denyse Schmidt Fabrics!

I’m so excited for the Facebook giveaway we are doing this week! I get to partner with a designer I find very inspiring. We’re giving away one of my patterns, some of her fabric, and an Oliso Mini...

Fabulous Fall Color

Repost from October 2012- Enjoy! A few weeks ago Bob and I visited Northern Michigan and it was "peak week" for color. I could barely put my camera down. Looking at the nature's colorful patterns is...

Upcycle a Hankie – Create a Fold & Go Folio

Hankies are a perfect fabric to upcycle for  Fold and Go Folios. They have been part of practical fashion for over 200 years and rose to popularity in the USA in the 1940s. The beautiful designs...

Introducing the AnyTime Topper

You’ve seen them in ready-to-wear boutiques and on the runways and now  you can make your own! My new Anytime Topper pattern is quick, easy, stylish and so very versatile that you’ll want to make...

Fold & Go Folio in Tula Pink!

We have had so much fun making Fold and Go Folios. Some of our favorites have been made with Tula Pink fabrics from FreeSpirit. Tula is a friend and neighbor, she lives in St. Joe , Missouri.  I...

Make a Mask & Eyeglass Chain

It's Game Day in Kansas City! The Chiefs are playing Pittsburg in the NFL Wild Card Game. I have a DIY project I will be wearing today with my Chiefs mask, and I want to share it with you. I love...

Candy Cane Popcorn Mix Recipe

It's that time of year. Time to plan gifts for family and friends. Why not keep that spirit of giving all year long as Mary Brooks Pickens my muse (and inspiration for my Vintage Notions book)...

DIY Courses Now Available

I am so excited to share that my DIY Courses are now available on the Vintage Modern Makers platform. If you joined me live last Friday on Facebook you learned a little about the Feedsack Course....

Meet Tommy the Tomato

It's National Sewing Month, a perfect time to celebrate the tomato pincushion. I can only imagine the percentage of needle and thread enthusiasts in America that have a tomato in their home. I have...

I love to learn! Do you? Courses launching soon!

A Thimbleful of Knowledge is the theme for the September chapter of Vintage Notions. Mary Brooks Picken’s advice that appreciation is the key to knowledge is something I have embraced wholeheartedly...

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