Indygo Junction Blog

Island Batik Unboxing Video & Pop-up Shop!   Island Batik rayons are beautiful, vibrant fabrics that are perfect for our Indygo Junction apparel patterns! Here is the unboxing we did when the fabric arrived, along with Amy's pattern suggestions. Click our photos to see the full details of the patterns.   First Watch our Unboxing Video   So what did we make? Warm and Cozy Wrap in Raspberry Fusion    The warm and cozy wrap is perfect for every season....
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The first episode of Vintage Made Modern is here! We hope you enjoy this video series of curated content from Amy's extensive archive. In this episode Amy shares a sample of her collection of vintage button cards, and the hand embroidery tequnique known as blue work.    Vintage Made Modern     This vintage apron pattern was published in 1925 in the Inspiration Newsletter, it is the first Magic pattern in Vintage Notions, and one of our most popular ones...
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Amy Butler's Night Music Part One: Clothing In 2018 we want to inspire you with fabric from some of the talented designers we work with and what better way to start than with Amy Butler. Amy was a pioneer in our industry. She was one of the first designers to create quilting fabric with a modern twist in design and color along with her line of sewing patterns to inspire bag making and apparel sewing. Amy and I met up...
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There's something so thrilling about a New Year! In Amy's book Vintage Notions, on the subject of a New Year, an article from Gustave Weinss in 1920 states it perfectly. "A new start enables us to go on our way encouraged, reinvigorated and determined to dare and do." How wonderful it is to have an annual opportunity to review what's working in our lives and what isn't; making small changes with the goal of more joy and order in the year ahead....
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  Our new embroidery book, Land that I Love, is made to celebrate our state pride and the locations our stories are written, while carrying on the tradition of handmade home decor. This book perfectly embodies vintage made modern--a classic way to celebrate our modern homes.     These patterns are perfect for lots of different types of projects like stitching on ready-made blanks. Stitching on items such as dish towels, aprons, tablecloths, napkins, or pillowcases make a rewarding quick project,...
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Here at Indygo Junction, we are pretty excited to usher in our first holiday season with FabriFlair™!     These dimensional paper piecing kits offer unique, clever, and practical projects to showcase your favorite fabrics, embroidery and fiber art for quilters and sewers alike. They are a great on-the-go project, and a perfect gift for loved ones.     The Brio Sphere and Bowl gives you options - create a fun home decor piece (use as a bookend or door...
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Have you started your spring cleaning yet? If you find yourself with a pile of worn-out jeans, don't throw them away - upcycle them into a new project! Here is a little inspiration for you...     Now that you are excited about upcycling, check out some of our great recycled patterns!
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We are so excited to share with you Amy's new video tutorial - Create A Zipper Pull Necklace!     Amy has always loved using sewing notions in unique ways. We have many different patterns that use zippers, snaps, hooks & eyes and buttons to make brooches, necklaces, bracelets and even earrings!     Our Mixed Metal Zips pattern features jewelry using brass, silver and copper colored zipper yardage, snaps and more. My Garden Zips, Woodland Zips and Springtime Zips...
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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. Our biggest advice about working with recycled denim is to NEVER throw away the back pockets. You can use them for so many things - they are fun and functional. On this version of the Grab & Go Tote we patch-worked different colors of denim together for this purse and then added a (carefully) cut off pocket...
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