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Riley Blake produces beautiful prints on fabrics ranging from cottons, linens, knits, wool and more. We have been working with their knit basics, as well as their yarn-dyed gingham and their new line, Kiss Me, Kate. Travel with Riley Blake  Using Kiss Me, Kate we made our Clearly Cute Beauty Cases which are a perfect travel accessory. This daring line with makeup motifs by designer/blogger See Kate Sew is perfect for these cases. Working with vinyl can seem daunting, but we compiled...
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We love Shannon Fabrics here at Indygo Junction. They create fabrics in a range of substrates with the slogan "Making The World A Softer Place™". Every fabric from Shannon is soft and ideal for comfortable clothing.   We have our Everyday Tank and our Warm and Cozy Wrap made in Shannon fabrics; these two popular patterns are made even cozier with these soft fabrics. The arrow print in the tank is the Primer Archer in the Embrace Gauze and the...
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The August heat has given us the perfect opportunity to share our idea for making the Gathered Back Top sleeveless - using a technique already in the pattern. This same hack can be used to make Katelyn's Dress, Top and Tunic and many other sleeved patterns sleeveless as well.   This simple, pull-over top, features a a flattering horizontal gathered seam in the back. The curved neckline is finished with a bias facing, which gives a beautiful, professional finish to your garment....
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The Wall Art Stars Pattern has been our most popular pattern since the release of our Fabriflair® Patterns and Stabilizer.   See the stars in action Stars shine brightest hanging on a wall with multiple sizes together. Try it out!   Options to Design Your Star Create our Wall Art Stars Pattern with the single fabric arm (left) or split arm construction (right). With single fabric arms each arm is one solid color. In split arm construction each half of the arm is a...
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MSQC Live Rayon Batik Recap Last month Amy was on Missouri Star's weekly live event talking all about rayon batiks. Watch & learn all about sewing with this beautiful fabric.   Here is a photo of Amy and Misty Doan on set at the filming of the Facebook LIVE. Amy is wearing Katelyn's Dress in the top length in one of Kate Spain's Longitude batiks from Moda. Misty is wearing our Indygo Essentials Shift Dress.  Keep in mind this is...
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Digital Pattern Tips and Tricks Did you know downloading an ePattern is quick, hassle-free and convenient? With digital patterns you can start sewing almost immediately! We have a broad selection of digital patterns here at Indygo Junction, including some old favorites that can no longer be found in print. You can print our patterns at home and we also offer an option to print "large format" at the copy shop. • When you've decided on a pattern, you will be given the choice of...
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  It's the time of year to get stitching for the holidays! Check out some of our Fabriflair Holiday inspiration below. We offer patterns and kits that make it easy to customize your holiday decor. The Fabriflair Stabilizer is used in all of our Fabriflair patterns and allows for machine stitching. This also makes it easy to decorate stars with beads, sequins, buttons, and notions for extra dazzle on the tree! Shown left is the Tree Topper & Ornament Pattern. To...
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Amy and I visited Quilt Market in Houston last month where she debuted her new Crossroads Thread packs with Sulky, as well as our seasonal Crossroads Denim 1/2 yard pre-cut packs. We love both of these products for embroidery and kept an eye out for all the other great embroidery tools at market to work with.  Here are our five favorites - give them a try and let us know what you think!     Our Crossroads Thread is 12-weight...
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We are excited to share with you our new technique video on sewing an easy and professional bias neckline facing!     At Indygo Junction, we love garment sewing - but it can be tricky to sew a perfect neckline facing. This technique, which is featured in our Gathered Back Top & Tunic pattern, is a simple but very effective way to create a smooth, professional finish.       Join IJ team member Betsy Blodgett as she walks you...
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In honor of the release of our new video, Recycle Denim Jeans, we are sharing tips for working with denim all week long. We think denim is one of the best canvases for embroidery - hand or machine - we love them both! We have been working with the decorative stitches that are on our sewing machines. These simple stitches, which come with most machines, are such a fun way to add detail to a project. I love how the...
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