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Stitched Style Blog Tour

Amy Barickman has thought of everything with her latest endeavor, Crossroads Denim. You’ll find machine embroidery designs, hand embroidery designs, patterns, a project book and fabric. It’s your one-stop for a spring fashion redo. Let’s take a look at the elements.

First, the machine embroidery collection OESD’s SoHo Bandana Collection (#80041)  is an interesting blend of organic natural shapes – leaves, paisleys, florals in medallion, border and corner styles.  MachEmb1-7

You’ll find it easy to mix and match the motifs to fill plackets, hemlines, jacket backs and purses. Accessories are a natural with this collection – everything from belts to headbands to wristlets. OESD banded baskets


Since you’re going to need fabric to stitch these gorgeous designs on, take a look at Crossroads Denim by Amy Barickman, a functional and affordable 14 color fabric line. Amy named this fabric after the Crossroads District in her hometown of Kansas City.

Crossroads-Denim-swatches-stackedThe textures and colors of the weathered brick buildings, the pavement and the industrial elements are all part of the fabric of this amazing part of town, which has emerged over the last several years as an artistic haven. The Crossroads fabric combines utility and fashion for today’s casual lifestyle. The colors mix and match to bring you endless option for your personal design style. You’ll find luscious shades that work well with today’s colorful lifestyles. My favorites are Soft Aqua, Downtown Teal, Coffee House Brown and Weathered Indygo. And Fire Red. And Metal Grey and Midtown Moss. Oh, okay – I like them all! Your embroidery designs will pop on Crossroads Denim.

If you’re in need of inspiration, Amy Barickman has penned Stitched Style which includes instructions for 20 projects and patterns for 65 hand embroidery designs.  Get 20% of Stitched Style by using code: SSBT14 at checkout.AB12303_IndygoJunctionsStitchedStyle

Use Amy’s ideas in the book for placement of the OESD’s SoHo Bandana Collection (#80041) machine embroidery designs.

If you’re not familiar with Amy Barickman, let me tell you a bit about her. She is the founder and owner of Indygo Junction and Amy Barickman LLC and a leader in the sewing and needle arts industry, having released nearly 1000 sewing pattern titles, sold more than two million patterns and published 80 books. Named one of Country Living Magazine’s prestigious Creative Women Entrepreneurs, her recent book releases include Amy Barickman’s Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion and Fun, and Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers. In 2013 Amy released her 15th fabric collection with Red Rooster Fabrics as well as her debut fashion denim line with James Thompson Inc., Crossroads Denim. Through her blogs, websites and e-newsletters, Amy inspires crafters to explore their own creative spirit and experiment with the newest sewing, fabric and crafting techniques. To keep up to date with Amy, visit and

I encourage you to visit each of the blog stops on this Stitched Style tour. You can win some terrific prizes.  Here’s where to go:

Participating blogs

1/13 Flamingo Toes:

1/14 Today’s Creative Blog:

1/15 Designs in Machine Embroidery: You’re Here!

1/16 Tip Junkie:

1/17 Wild Olive:

1/18 Amy Barickman:

1/20 Cool2Craft:

1/21 We All Sew:

1/22 Kollabora:

1/23 Sew Mama Sew:

1/24 Indygo Junction:

And here’s what you could win: Prize

Big Giveaway! On January 24th, the last day of the blog tour Indygo Junction will be giving away a grand prize of fabric and books. We will include a 1 yard cut of all the Crossroads Denim, the Stitched Style Book,  embroidery floss, hoop, needles, and one copy of each of our current embroidery patterns and books.


Here’s your assignment this week:

Each participating blog listed above will be giving gifts of Stitched Style book, 4½ yards of Crossroads Denim, Sullivans’ embroidery floss, Clover embroidery hoop and Clover embroidery needles. You have to visit each stop to see what you’ll win.  Tell me what you’d like to stitch the SoHo Bandana collection on and we’ll pick a random to receive a copy of Stitched Style. Winners should be US residents only please.

The winner of last week’s assignment:

Tell us how you got your start sewing. One comment will be chosen to receive an autographed copy of All for Me – Delightfully Feminine Projects Made in the Hoop by Shelly Smola.

All For Me

Thank you to everyone for sharing your touching stories. We enjoying reading them all and we’d like to say congratulations to our winner Charlotte H.




  • Gilda

    What a great book and love the crossroads denim. Thanks for your give away.

  • Christine

    I would love these on a purchased jacket. What threads were used?

  • Louise Cheeverl

    I would defiantly use these on a denim jacket.

  • barbara

    I think the embroidery designs would look neat on a clutch purse. Thank you for sharing and giving away:)

  • Christine Lakin

    Thanks for the chance to win I would use them on a pillow at the moment. I can think of many uses for the beautiful designs.

  • Sabrina Cassidy

    I love the denim, I make kits for teens, so I would definitely use the denim in bags and purses. I also love doing jewelry kits so i would make wrap bracelets.

  • Melinda

    I would make either a gardening apron or an apron for the kitchen.

  • Mary Ellen

    I would use these designs on an iPad case – So pretty!

  • Karen McDonner

    I really would love to embroidery the branches from the collection on either or both the Coffee Brown and Firehouse Red combo for a nice tote. The fabrics and designs are both beautiful. There is no limit to your imagination on these. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa McGriff

    I would love to see these stitched on a modern backpack style bag.

  • Cindy Smartt

    Journal covers for me – these designs and fabric are perfect!

  • Clara Chandler

    I’d use a paisley design to stitch on placemats for my granddaughter who is collecting items for her hope chest. She loves purple and “retro” and these designs remind me of the 70’s.

  • Lori Erickson

    Definitely a jacket. Oh, and a purse & jeans to match.

  • Susan Burns

    I would use these great designs to decorate the Designer Knockoff purses I am currently making for gifts for friends.

  • Kathy Stoessner

    I am so happy to see so many new designs for embroidery. I was getting a little stale. Thanks

  • Trena

    Love these embroidery designs. I think the paisleys would look great on the little bags I make.

  • Wendy Scott

    I would stitch them onto a denim skirt, midi length.

  • Pamela Coder

    Awesome fabrics and designs. Would be nice for my granddaughter’s Jeans.

  • Marsha H

    I am a bag, purse, wallet junkie. Love the bag on the cover. The designs are a nice polished look.

  • Pamela Shipman

    I have always been drawn to paisley, and I would like to try doing curtains and a table runner for my kitchen. Give it a little retro look with vintage designs. I am new to embroidery so this would be so fun to win and be able to learn from the best.

  • Lori Mehrer

    I desperately need to make myself a new purse. I have some beautiful paisley fabric that would work perfect with the paisley embroidery.

  • Karen B

    I would love to make some of those denim bracelets! Then some cell phone holders. Then some pillowcase dresses. Then some Christmas gifts. Then repair my favorite jeans. Then………well, the list goes on and on LOL!

  • Janice

    Love Amy’s fabric colors

  • Cathy

    This is wonderful. I love anything denim.

  • Deb E

    I would try these out on two light blue denim purses I found in storage last week. They are perfect for the project and would be given new life and saved from the Goodwill pile as well!

  • Judith Marsh

    I’d make the bag on the front cover of the book! It’s super cute and I love making bags!

  • Jen K

    I would make an adorable tote bag to start with. Then some bracelets and a cell phone case and maybe stitch them on some of my jeans.

  • Beth

    I am hooked on making purses. A denim purse with one of these designs would be fabulous. Everyone always comments on my purses anyway……one of these would really draw the comments. The colors of the denim are to drool over too.

  • Lorraine

    I would incorporate the embroidery designs into a foundation pieced quilt

  • Karen A

    I like the tote bags shown in the book and would love to make one.

  • Dot

    I would put them on a purse. Very nice and love the fabric.

  • Sandra

    I love OESD’s Soho bandana collection! Although I love to do handwork at nights watching tv, I also love using my embroidery machine when making gifts for my family and friends. “Stitched Style” will be a great resource for ideas for the upcoming year of giving!

  • Donna N.

    A denim jacket and skirt set.

  • Maura

    Would love them on a back pack or Ipad case!

  • Merron Kay Skramstad

    I would definitely a table runner for a family member’s birthday.

  • Cathy Black

    Right now I am into embroidering inspirational saying on fabrics as gifts to friends. These motifs would be perfect and different.

  • BJMarley

    I would use these designs on a backpack or purse.

  • Annette Luth

    Have been looking for just the right designs for a denim jacket

  • nancyB

    bags and tablet covers would look great with the designs and fabric featured! thanks

  • Deborah Ervin

    I would love adding these designs to some of the bags I make!!

  • Shelly Christensen

    I would love to add these designs on a bag for myself and my daughter I think both of us would love these designs, which doesn’t happen very often, LOL

  • Paula Blankenheim

    I’m thinking a messenger bag would work great.

  • Melissa Gerber

    Tote bags and gifts for my quilting bee. They love handmade gifts.

  • Jan G

    I would make some denim bags for my Granddaughter’s they would just love them!! They are 20, 15, 13!! Thank you for the great giveaway!

  • Linda Machado

    I would love to make a denim jacket and a purse to match!

  • Anne Kasten

    I would work on a set of runners for my kitchen table- one for week days and one for weekends. Something to brighten up the morning- and help the table cloth to last longer! The crossroads denim is truly wonderful for something like this. I have never seen anything like it. Sumptuous color

  • Erma Desper

    Thanks for a chance to win! I would love to make a denim bag!

  • Pat

    I would love to do the delicate leaf design on a cover for my iPhone. Will keep a look out for the book here in Australia. One of my favourite retailers carries a lot of machine embroidery books. I have a couple of Eileen’s books from her last year.

  • Betty Woerner

    Love the colors!

  • Cheryl C

    I would love to stitch some pillows and maybe even curtains for my little camper!

  • shawn j

    They would look awesome on jeans or jackets, thanks.
    smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

  • Char

    I would love to play with prize package.

  • Charlene H.

    I could see many nice handbag made with the SoHo Bandana collection

  • Janet E

    Oh would I like to have fun with these designs, especially on some bags that I’m making. Thanks for the chance to win!,,

  • Ginger

    The cuff bracelet

  • Corinne

    I’d love these designs on a jacket or bag/tote. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  • Kathy

    I would use some of the designs in my wool applique designs.

  • Terry Brinkley

    I love these new designs! The possibilities are endless. I’d probably start by stitching these on some tote bags for the WOW factor and then stitch on some clothing that could use a little extra punch. 🙂

  • Beth R

    I would love to stitch these designs on a denim jacket.

  • Patty

    I love the idea of the paisley on a bag.


    I love the SoHo designs and how Amy is incorporating them in denim.

  • Mary

    I think I would try a jacket. I’ve some denim waiting to do just that. Love the designs.

  • Pam

    Overalls for grandchildren.

  • Crystal

    Really fun designs! Trying some framed art might be nice or a jacket, vest, purse or jeans. Lots of ideas come to mind – fun!

  • Judith Martinez

    These designs would look great on a diaper bag!

  • Rita Frantzen

    I’m a “bag” lady, so definitely a denim bag or two!!

  • Gail Beam

    A Jean jacket would be perfect for these designs!

  • Joan Mitchell

    So many awesome projects it’s hard to pick one. Maybe that handbag on the front cover, maybe a new denim jacket or maybe something else…

  • Shirl R

    Wow! I love the denim collection! Such lovely colors, all of them. I will have to order some of that! And the book! I can see some projects on the cover alone that I would like to make, one of them being the Western-style bracelet.

  • MelodyJ

    I would stitch it on a basic A line skirt.

  • Lindae

    I would love to make a tote and use these designs.

  • Ann B

    I would love to use these on a denim jacket! and maybe some outfits for my three grands! Sewing has become more fun with these little ones to outfit!

  • Vici Fallin

    I love Amy’s stylized bandanna designs. I think they would be great on the border of a tablecloth, that would really make a statement in a room.Thank you for keeping us up to date on the latest elements of this wonderful hobby.

  • Pat Kay

    My only child passed away and I saved al his jeans to make something. I hadn’t decided until know just what I wanted to make, but Amy’s Cutting Edge Jacket with the SoHo designs is talking to me.

  • Orvalee Roe

    There are so many things that I could use these designs on. I am thinking a laptop cover would be the first project for me.

  • betsy carlson

    Amy has great casual jacket patterns that will look great with the soho design

  • Susan Abbe

    I love to make bags and I can really see some fantastic projects with the beautiful colors and motifs.

  • Adeline Brill

    I would love to add stitching to a ready made denim jacket. Perfect for a casual day wardrobe basic!

  • Nancy

    Would love to make a purse using the denim.

  • norma schraer

    I believe these special designs would be perfect on bags and totes.

  • sharon

    The designs would be perfect on a denim tote bag!

  • Donna F

    I’d like to do some on a denim jacket and possibly a bag.

  • Mary Jo

    I would like to put some of these designs on a tote bag and have my grandchildren make those cute wristlets!

  • Darla E

    I’m loving the machine embroidery. I will like to make some bags.

  • Carmen

    I love the idea of stitching these on fabric baskets. Maybe I should make up a bunch for my craft room instead of using mis-matched items.

  • Judy Williamson

    I love working with denim. Wow – those colors!

  • Vicki B.

    I’ve been wanting to make some bags for spring!

  • Cecilia

    I would use them on a denim jacket and a tote. Thanks!

  • Barb

    With 4 grown DDs, the possibilities are endless for new totes, clutches, and tablet covers. I so much enjoy creating for them. When they are out and about they alway receive compliments and can say proudly, “My Mom made it!” Thanks for the chance!

  • Linnie

    Would love it for a border on my sheets. This!

  • Marlene

    I would love to use these designs on totes and jackets.

  • linda gerig

    love this book. my best friends mom got me sewing and knitting and crocheting. she lived to be 97 and she was still crafting until her last few years. linda gerig

  • Cindy G

    I would love to stitch denim bags and bracelets for my daughter and her friends! Thank you for sharing

  • venita

    I love making totes and purses, so I would use these on them. They would also look great on a denim jacket. Thanks

  • Shannon Maxwell

    Oh!!! I love these designs!!! I’m thinking about putting these on some floor poufs I make to add color and visual art!!! Thank you for the giveaway!! Shannon

  • Deb

    I love these designs! I think I’d put them on a grocery bag that I’m making for a swap, and experiment with using them in quilt blocks.

  • Liz Irvine

    I would use the designs in quilts and on purses, shirts & belts.

  • Sherri S.

    They would look cool on any kind of bag, or on the bib of an apron. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Debra Kay Neiman

    Love that fabric.Happy New Year from Oklahoma, USA. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • darlene macdonald

    I would love it on kitchen goodies, towels, curtains, potholders, whatever it could be put on! Thanks for the giveaway!!!

  • Karen T

    As this is so much like the embroidery I did as a teenager on peasant tops, long skirts and blue jeans. I can see these designs on a denim jacket I am in the process of contemplating (plan to but haven’t started it-have all the supplies).

  • Lee Ann Bailey

    Lots of inspiration here! It’s hard to pin down just one idea to be the favorite. But I’ll keep imagining new projects!

  • Enis

    With so many awesome projects and inspiration, who could pick just one project. I think I’d have to start with some of the great bracelet projects and then move onto the handbags!

  • Deborah Miller

    I would use them to decorate my denim shirts and my denim pants’ pockets.
    The shirt will get the treatment on each side of the button, just below the collar. Then it won’t be just *a denim shirt* anymore, it’ll be a unique creation! And girly, too!
    I would also decorate the pockets on my jeans. I think they would look so pretty there!
    I think a handbag is in order, too, a hobo style with the flowers stitched on it. I’d also make one for my daughter and one for my sister, too.
    Such pretty stitch patterns they are, too! 🙂
    Ah one more thing… I want a denim jacket, but I don’t want just a plain one… I will embellish it with those very designs above!

  • Beth

    My daughter loves embroidered jeans. There are some great designs here!

  • Patty Antle

    I would put it on a jacket!

  • Bobbi Gorman

    What an amazing giveaway! The colors of the Crossroads denim are so rich and perfect for the projects shown. Love the embroidery designs as well.

  • rhonda

    I would put it on a purse or bag.

  • Kristi D.

    I would use these on a bag.

  • Wanda

    I’d love to put these wonderful designs on a bag!

  • Vicki L in MN

    I would use these designs on jeans, jean jackets, and tote bags!

  • Eliset B

    Love all the colors of denim, and the designs are beautiful

  • Rebecca T

    I would use the designs to stitch on a fleece or hoodie type jacket!

  • Suhas

    Really a nice designs. I would really like to try them out.

  • Christina Lynch

    I think the designs would look awesome on a messenger bag or an ipad case.

  • Jane Thomas

    I would like to make my 3 great granddaughters skirts from the bandannas.

  • Linda W

    Classic designs–love to see them on a denim tote.

  • Debra Kay Neiman

    I am in love with the denim and really want this book. I would use OED’s SOHO Bandana to stitch up on my plain pullover knit tops. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

  • Mary

    I would like to get the denim for a tote, jacket and matching jeans with the paisley emb.or mix the designs. I think that would look so cool.

  • Nancy

    I would use these on pillows for my daughter’s new apartment. Denim is so durable, too.

  • Gina S.

    Bags and pillows

  • Ulla's Quilt World

    So lovely! 🙂
    Greetings from Finland!
    Hugs, Ulla

  • Marlene Stevens

    Love the colors! I would embroider on a vest and maybe some pockets on some jeans for a set. The new book sounds fabulous.

  • stephanie

    I am loving that purse! I would love to learn to stitch up a sweet purse like that! Thanks

  • Emily C

    I love the oh, so cute tea towels. Such a nice quick and easy project that everyone loves.

  • melissa

    I’m going to need some pillows when we finish our living room remodel and I put slipcovers on the furniture.

  • Mandi

    Wow – beautiful! I love the bracelets & want to make some! And, those purses – whoohoo!

  • Nancy

    Love the yummy colors of that denim!! Would be great for a bag or two….

  • teri cameron

    I’d love to put some of these designs on a jacket.

  • Mara

    A clutch like the one pictured would be so cool

  • Phyllis Anne

    Lovely designs, and the denim colors are so differant than most of the usual blue denims.

  • Vicky Haynes

    Love the denim and would like to make the ebook case.

  • Nancy Reynolds

    Paisley is my favorite design pattern and I love the embroidery ideas and fabric combinations presented in the book.

  • Mary Ann

    I would like to try the tea towels and maybe a pillow or two for spring.

  • Lavina Huynh

    This is the perfect blog for anybody who wants to find out about this topic. You realize so much its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a new spin on a topic which has been discussed for years. Great stuff, just excellent!

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