Calling all Facebook-ers! The holiday spirit has hit us and not only are we giving away a copy of our three new patterns (see below), we are also holding our first ever Facebook 12 Days of Christmas contest! Hop over to our Facebook page to see how to enter…you can win 12 Christmas patterns/ books! The contest begins today and runs through December 16th.
We are so excited to tell you about our three new pattern releases! These new patterns are part of our Crossroads patterns series that were designed to work well with our Crossroads Denim. So, without further ado…
This is a really cool pattern. It offers so many options! Solid and pieced versions, large and small, optional zippers, dresden plates, courthouse steps designs. Whew! We originally designed it to work with Bosal’s foam hassocks, but have also provided instructions to build your own cylindrical form insert. However, if you can get one of Bosal’s we highly recommend it, because they are really solid! Look at the girl sitting below, she hasn’t put a dent in it. (Yes, she is tiny, but we have had all shapes, sizes and multiple people on them…they have stood up to the task)
Many of you have probably recognized this purse from the cover of Stitched Style. We used the purse in that book just to show off the embroidery, but ended up liking the purse so much that we gave it it’s own pattern.
The purse is a great size. Not too big, not too small and sits nicely on your shoulder. It’s fully lined, gusseted and comes with directions to do the fun raw edge strap and embroidery design. And, you even can use some fun hardware on the straps!
Jazz up your sofa or bed with some Patriotic Pillows! The pillows feature applique and reverse applique techniques, raw edges and the pattern includes a recycled denim version of the American flag. The pillows are large, they fit a bed pillow – that also makes them fun to use as floor pillows! Or, as you can see, a puppy pillow..
Now for the fun part – want a chance to win all three patterns PLUS as a bonus we are throwing in our new Indygo Junction’s Stitched Style book! Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below for multiple chances to enter. Giveaway ends on December 16th at noon! Good luck!!
Thanks to everyone who entered our Pinterest Challenge. I’m pleased to announce that the winner is Linda Richards! Linda, if you will email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, we will get your prize shipped out to you. Congratulations!
So, it is officially December and the clock has started ticking for those of us who prefer to give handmade gifts. Before the panic sets in, we thought we would offer these options for quick, easy and adorable gift ideas! And, since today is Cyber Monday we are offering free shipping for your orders! Today only use CMFREE13 at checkout to get your free shipping.
These Folk Art Pincushions would be a great gift or stocking stuffer for just about anyone, but, of course, especially a fellow sewer.
The Casserole Carry-All is one of our most popular patterns ever. The carry-all is insulated and the handles are two serving spoons, how cute is that? There is also a pattern for a potholder. Any of your favorite cooks will want this!
The Fold & Go Wristlet would be nice for any lovely lady (or teenager) in your life. Not only is it cute (and offered in two sizes) but it comes with an option to make a bracelet or you can use one of your own favorites!
This is always a welcome gift, an embroidered lunchbox. I would say that it’s perfect for kids, which it is, but as an adult who brings her lunch to work everyday, I think it’s perfect for those of us out of school as well! The Lunch Bunch pattern not only shows you how to make a lunchbox but also a sandwich bag, a snack bag and a snack bag that can then be used as a placemat.
The Banded Baskets are a perfect for those disorganized people in your life (just don’t tell them that!) The pattern offers 3 nesting sizes and you can so much fun combining fabrics! The durable construction give them enough body to hold the heaviest items such as books and magazines, as well as lighter items like yarn.
The Crossroads Trench pattern was one of our summer releases. It is a quick, easy to make, unlined loose fitting wrap jacket. Which, of course, happens to look fabulous in Crossroads Denim! The trench, which doesn’t have facings, features raglan sleeves, an oversized collar and optional pockets. It also has two length options. Above you see the long, and below the short.
Because the jacket is unlined and doesn’t have facings you do need to make it from a two-sided fabric such as the Crossroads Denim, linen, fleece or wool. Although you can wear it open or snapped as seen above, I love how it looks belted, below. (The pattern for that belt is in Stitched Style)
How would you wear the Crossroads Trench? What fabric do you have in mind for it? We would love to hear your thoughts!
By now you have seen the Crossroads Denim used in a variety of projects, especially in women’s garments. Bonnie, the designer over at Fishsticks Designs had a different vision, she put the denim to good use in some boys clothing patterns.
Look how sharp the Metal Grey denim looks in The Inside or Out Pocket Pants. That is a perfect pant for a little boy. Durable, comfortable and with lots of pockets to hide their treasures!
I’m sure all of us who have sewn for boys knows how tricky it is to find good fabric for them. The Crossroads Denim is great because it has such vibrant, fun colors. Bonnie used the Fire Red denim when she made The Which Way Out Jacket. It is cute combined with the printed lining. (By the way, this jacket is reversible!)Have you created anything for kids out of the Crossroads Denim? Let us know if you have any great project recommendations!
We are very excited to announce that along with the release of our hand embroidery designs in Stitched Style, we also have a machine embroidery collection available! (by the way, have you entered our Stitched Style Pinterest challenge yet?)
The SoHo Bandana collection from OESD uses the same vintage bandana inspired designs as Stitched Style, and not only offers embroidery designs but also applique and reverse applique designs. Check your local store for the collection, it is also available here.
Here is our bestselling jacket, the Cutting Edge Jacket made in Periwinkle Crossroads Denim. Another reverse applique design was used and this time our Fire Red denim is highlighted.
Here are a few of the designs in the collection…
And don’t forget to get the SoHo Bandana thread kit!
One of our favorite things to do at market is play I Spy IJ! We love to see our patterns or fabric worn or made and displayed in another booth. Here are a few of the patterns we saw…
The Retro Raglan Jacket! How sophisticated does this look with the neutral print and color? Lovely!
The Day to Night Dress. Super cute and looks especially flattering using the dark fabric on the sides.
Now isn’t this brilliant? This creative lady made our Classic Vest using pieced fabric! I must say, it turned out extraordinary. Well done!
We love to see you what are making as well! If you want to share your Indygo projects send a picture and info to email@example.com.
The embroidery designs featured in this book are inspired by Amy’s SoHo Bandana fabric line. You can use them to embellish garment, accessories, home decor and more.
What would you like to embellish with these designs? Tea towels or a curtain? A border on pants or maybe a fun purse strap? Or maybe even use them in another creative form! Tell us how you would use the designs and you can win this book!
Rules to Enter:
2. Leave a comment on your pinned image sharing your project inspiration. Then be sure to tag the image with #StitchedStyle2013fav AND @IndygoJunction (just enter those two tags at the end of your story- this will identify your entry!)
We will choose the most inspiring idea as the Grand Prize Winner, who will receive a gift basket of embroidery notions as well as a copy of IJ’s Stitched Style. 10 runner up’s will also receive a copy of Stitched Style!
While you are having fun on Pinterest, don’t forget to follow us!
The contest will run for a week, from 11/18/13 to 11/25/13, we will announce the winners on November 26th!
Don’t want to wait to get your copy of Stitched Style? Use code SS15 to get 15% off at IndygoJunction.com Enter the code in during checkout & click update cart to receive 15% off your book.