Good Morning and welcome to the Dimensional Denim blog tour! Today we kick off 10 days of dimensional projects, ideas and inspiration from some of the most creative minds on the internet. DImesional-Denim-CVR-Final-3 Amy was inspired to write this book while designing her Crossroads Denim line. Working with the denim we realized that we needed to create a pattern to take advantage of it's unique qualities. Denim is double-sided, textural and extremely rip-able. We wanted to use these properties in patterns that offer more than a flat surface, but add a three dimensional quality to your sewing projects. sw We chose 10 techniques that we thought could be applied to all sorts of projects; garments, home decor and accessories. The techniques are simple, but create a stunning look. Each technique has an accompanying project for you to create. But don't stop there! Our hope is that you take these techniques and incorporate them into other patterns and projects. scarf We were interested in how the techniques inspire other people, so we rounded up 10 of our creative friends for a little show and tell. Follow along with us for the next two weeks as we check out Dimensional Denim inspiration all over the web! ddcouch This Contest is Closed a Rafflecopter giveaway Blog Tour Schedule: 8/4 Kollbora 8/5 Amy Barickman 8/6 FishSticks Designs 8/7 Cool2Craft 8/8 The Sewing Loft 8/11 Nancy Zieman 8/12 Skip to My Lou 8/13 Inventive Denim 8/14 Whipstitch 8/15 Coats and Clark  

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Laura Sublette Greer on

I love to make quilts and pillows from jeans.

KateE on

This would be a fabulous book for me to be able to express my creative nature while recycling denim! I would like to be entered into the drawing! Thanks!

Geni Pickens on

This book would help me use up all the jeans I’ve been saving and collecting over the past few years!!

Mo LaBranche on

Denim purses, especially cross body ones and some tips on straps that aren’t bulky and hard to sew on a non high tech sewing machines.

Lee on

I would love to make some denim bags! thank you!

Amy Downey on

Denim is perfect for reuse and should be celebrated for its durable qualities……would love this prize!!!!

Christina Gonzalez on

Recycle denim techniques

Donna Cruz on

I love making bags and quilts, and a denim quilt is one of my new projects. I’m always looking for new ways to use denim.

Patricia Vajda on

I just love the pillows with the circular flowers.

Charlyn Trussell on

Anything with denim raw edges works for me!

Cindy on

Checked out Kollabora.

Kara Bonta on

Love the heart ruffle pillow

Connie Barnes on

I’d love to learn how to do these techniques!! I love them!!

darlene macdonald on

I think using the ‘weaving’ technique would be cool to create some small rugs for my mudroom. Serge the edges of the strips and they’d be all set to go! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Amy Caldwell on

Love this!!!! I would love to challenge myself by not only making throw pillows for my sectional, but also throws for me and hubby, so we both have one( because he’s a blanket hog on the couch….LOL Thanks for the chance

Margo Gillaspy on

I would love to learn some techniques to use up my stash of old jeans!

MayLa on

I’m in the process of recovering a chair in denim for my guestroom and was wondering what to make for the extra little touches for the room. This book is perfect and full of ideas. Thank you.

kbo on

I would place the techniques on a table runner, creating one long dimensional pattern. Using denim in this way is a new creative concept.

barb macaskill on

I forgot to say how I would use these techniques! I do a lot of altered art and canvases and would be using the fabric and techniques on my altered art projects!! I think it would really make them go from wow to WOW! TFS!

barb macaskill on

What an amazing book! Being housebound I don’t get to Craft Stores to check out stuff like this so I love seeing it online!!! Would LOVE to win the book and the fabric would put me on top the moon! Thanks for the chance to own this amazing book and maybe even some of the delicious fabric!

Michelle Wilson on

I have been saving all my old jeans that get torn so I can use the good parts of the denim. I would love to have some great ideas on how to use them.

Anita arohman on

I would like to make some type of bag or quilt out of the book, looks like it has lots of great tips for working with denim. Thanks for the giveaway!

Janie on

Pillows!!!! Everything looks great! Thanks for the giveaway.

Lauren on

Love all the pillows. First thing I would work on.

Sandy on

This would be a great technique for accent pillows.

Kathy Davis on

I would make couch pillows. The photo of the white couch with pillow is gorgeous!

auschick on

I have a whole pile of jeans just waiting for a project! Would love to use this book to repurpose them.

Annette Deardurff on

Love the ideas in this new book of Amy’s! I’ve been hoarding old jeans to use in projects. Looks like I can have some fun now!!!

Toni Gambino on

I am experiencing such a worldwind anxiety attack to use these ideas. I literally have saved crates of old jeans waiting for this. I LOVE working with denim especially on rag designs.

Toni Gambino on

I am experiencing an anxiety attack I want this book so desperately. I ABSOLUTELY love working with denim and have crates of old jeans saved up just waiting for these designs. Truly praying to win.

Melody on

I have a TON of denim — those pillows will be on my family sectional! Thanks for giving away this book.

Terry on

What a great book…I’d use it to make some fun pillows. Thanks for the chance :)

betty on

Pillows all pillows

Toni Gambino on

I am having an atomic anxiety attack thinking of all the items I can tackle with this book.
I have crates of old jeans just waiting for new ideas to bring joy to someone in a great design.
I adore sewing on denim, especially for ragged items.

Toni Gambino on

I am experiencing an atomic anxiety attack at the thrilling possibility of winning this fantastic book.
I have crates of denim jeans just waiting for that moment.
I love sewing denim, especially on rag items.

Lesley on

That book looks so fun!

Marcia Herath on

This just looks like so much fun.

Donna Moore on

This would be a great addition to m y sewing library. Boy could I make some neat things to share! I love to sew for others and this would be exciting to see just what I could do.

Garm on

I would definitely make pillows for the futon on the porch

Dee Robinson on

I would use the Dimensional Denim techniques in creating wall hangings, pillows and bags.

Sarah on

I really like the pillows; those are what I’d most likely do.

Mary Jordan on

Great ideas. Love the idea of repurposing denim.

Linda on

I will make the pillow and make a quilt—love these projects…..

ConnieG on

Great ideas!

Kate on

Love the look of these! Thanks for the chance to win!

Ashley on

I would love a new set of decorative pillows, and maybe even a cute chair cover using some of the book techniques!

Mary Morochnick on

It is amazing how these techniques add depth and texture to the fabric. I would love to make something using them.

ruby t on

I would make some place mats for the kitchen, pillows and a scarf. These look so cool and I love the colors of the denim.

Jeneta@PlumJam on

I think I’d start with a few cushion covers to try some of the techniques.

jane d on

I love all the pillow ideas!

Marty on


Lydia on

I COVE great denim ideas!!

Anne Maskell on

I think I would start out by making throw pillows and move on to a larger project when I’d mastered the techniques in the book.

Cindy on

Love, love, love the flower design and the pillows. I think I would make one or more of these if I were to wjn the book!

Sandra L Chavez on

Love the texture you create with your techniques and absolutely love your use of the denim.

Ellen Phillippe on

OH MY GOODNESS………….. I know what I’m doing today. So glad I have a stash of denim!!! I want the book!!!! Great giveaway.

Donna Fecteau on

I would love to make some pillows for my room , tote bags and I might update a denim skirt that i have as well.

Pam VanAustin on

Textures are good for Autistic children. Hope to win this book to give some of the technics a try! Thanks for the opportunity to win it!!

Violet ODell on

Love to sew with denim and would make many pillows as gifts for my daughters and daughters in law.

Carmel Hines on

These techniques look like a lot of fun and a great way to use some of my stash of old jeans.

Julie on

I’m sure I would make a pillow:) Thanks

Betty Hanneman on

I am always looking for serger ideas. I can see how these techniques can easily be made using a serger. Thanks for the great ideas!

Kathy Nielson on

Lovethe idea of using these idea.

JudiC on

I would love to win & make all of the projects.


I need to make a new cover for a daybed, including pillows and back cushions.

Pamela White on

I love the denim texture ideas! Just another GREEN way to recycle and SAVE $.

Peggy on

Wow! What a fabulous book of ideas! Those pillows are so unique. I can’t wait to try some of my own. And the colors of denim are fabulous too! I will have to look for them.
Thanks for all the great ideas!

Heather Dawson on

I think this would have great application on kids jeans (frilly pockets)

Carol Jansen on

I love the pillow ideas and I think I would use
these ideas on a jacket or kids ware. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book.

VirginIa on

I have a stack of denim to be recycled. I would love to receive a copy of the book. Looking to forward to start using my denim !

Beulah Pinson on

Looks like a fun sewing project. Would like to make pillows

Heidi B on

I like all the pillows! what fun you can have making any one of them. I like Nancy’s choice of rip & stitch blocks.

Ilana on

I would start off making throw pillows and then I would love to make a piece of wall art like the big spiral flower. It’s just stunning.

Jean on

Love, love, love that denim works for all age groups and almost any decor—have so many ideas for projects using these techniques! thank you!

Becky M on

I would love to incorporate these techniques into pillows for my new home. Great ideas!!

Teresa Smith on

Love denim, this is going to rock!

Margaret Graczyk on

Who Knew? Obviously, Amy Barickman! I have been saving our denim jeans in the likelihood that I WILL eventually make a denim quilt and I’ve just joined a quilt guild for that moment. Just today I loved seeing the techniques in this column as they were encouraging me to take the plunge. My sewing room is waiting for it’s legs to the cutting table and then? Move over dress form, HERE GOES!

Christy H on

I would love to make some big pillows for my son’s room, to sit on.

Sandra Cantrell on

Pillows and more pillows!!!!

Sharon K on

I can see a cool looking vest to wear with my denims

KAM on

I love to make items from granddaughters and nieces jeans for myself and their parents. Using Denim pillows on porch and motorhome because of durability.

Liane on

I will use it to make handbags.

Carmen on

Lots of cute ideas!

Marjory W. on

I can use these techniques on the doll clothing I make, as well as on purses and pillows. Great ideas!

Kelli on

Funky clothing – great ideas.

Debra Armstrong on

Wow these are great techniques all in one collection. And what is better than denim?

ZB WonderWoman on

I love denim’s ease of manipulation, not to mention its textural properties. I’ve embellished denim / challis shirts with cotton fabrics; now, after seeing the cover of your book, I’m sketching ideas for a jean jacket that was too good to pass up a few years ago. Great bones, but in need of a soupcon of fabulous.

Stripes, twists, twirls, texture, the possibilities are endless. And Colorful!

Diana on

Great idea for all sorts of projects .. Love the pillow idea, could be used on a denim jacket, frilly pockets: all sorts of ideas for sure !
Thanks for the chance to win

neecee crisp on

love to try new ideas. will use some of them for pillows

Phyllis in Iowa on

Lovely projects. I have a stack of used jeans and some denim yardage waiting for the perfect projects.

Rosemary on

I’ve got lots of denim but have been debating on what to do with it. These are great ideas, thanks.

Brenda on

I canon wait to get started on my denim quilt so you have to pick me as a winner…..otherwise I will have to purchase a book.

Natalya on

Looks somewhat as chenille, but without cutting. Nice idea, as always! Thanks, Nancy!

kathy on

I love this technique. Can’t wait to read the rest of the blogs

DeAnna on

Great project with denim. Looks like there are some great projects in this book. Thanks for offering.

NC Matheson on

I would like to make a unique picnic blanket

Giuditta on

Can’t wait to try these techniques — what gorgeous photos! Thanks for the chance to win.

Janice Ray on

It looks like grand ideas for new totes as well as new pillows.

Ellyn on

Nice technique. I’m going to try it on the flip side of a leather pillow I’m making for hubbys side of the bed.

Robin on

Fantastic techniques! I would love to win this inspirational book and try some of these myself!

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