Indygo Junction’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour

Lazies, You’re in for a treat, as today I am hosting a stop on Amy Barickman’s Indygo Junction PATTERN PARADE Summer Blog Tour. Amy has filled the tour with some great bloggers, all of whom are reviewing some of the latest Indygo Junction patterns. Amy sweetened the pot with giveaways, prizes and a coupon. Visit each blog and gather clues to the secret word for another chance to win.

For today’s tour stop, I will be sharing one of Indygo Junction’s great new bag patterns, Country Courier Bag, item #IJ925. Look at the curves and fabulous sweet funkiness of this cute bag.

Whether you’re a city gal or a small town gal, the Country Courier Bag is a perfect purse for any girl on the go. It has a smooth, stylized shape with a front that gives the illusion of a double flap. The top flap opens with a magnetic snap to reveal a front pocket and large interior. Line the inside with a fun coordinate and pile in your must-haves to the convenient inside pocket. This is a great pattern for using fun vintage buttons to accent the front and sides. It comes with options for a pleated or plain front flap, and pointed or tucked straps. Great for home decor fabric or wools.

Green & plaid wool – created using Harris tweed

Geometric version – created using the Heirloom Collection
by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics

Blue wool – created using Harris tweed

Acorn version– created in an acorn printed
linen/cotton home décor weight fabric

Enter To Win: Fabric & Pattern
Post a comment to this post letting me know what you think about this fun, curvy, clever bag. I will randomly select one winner to receive the Indygo Junction Country Courier Bag IJ925 pattern, wool and Robert Kaufman fabric to make your own bag.

– Enter by posting a comment below.
– One comment per person.
– Be sure you type your email address correctly so I can contact you.
– I’ll pick 1 winner using the random number generator.
– Enter by Friday June 22, 2012, 10 pm Eastern time.
– I’ll contact winner via email and Indygo Junction will mail your prize.

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The secret letter for this blog is “E”
For an extra surprise, don’t forget to collect your secret letter from each stop on the Indygo Junction PATTERN PARADE blog tour. At the end of the tour, unscramble the 10 secret letters to create the mystery phrase and enter to win the Grand Prize on Indygo Junction’s blog. For more details, visit Keep up the tour by visiting some of these fun creative bloggers below! Good luck and have fun!!

Indygo Junction PATTERN PARADE Blog Tour
June 6 – Indygo Junction Kick-Off Post
June 9 – Nancy Zieman Blog
June 11 – Sew Much Ado
June 13 – Designs in Embroidery
June 15 – The Last Piece
June 18 – Lazy Girl *You are here!!!
June 20 – Sew Weekly
June 22 – Tula Pink
June 26 – Sew Mama Sew
June 28 – Mama Said Sew
July 2 – Skip to my Lou
July 6 – Indygo Junction Tour Finale

One more treat from Amy – As a special gift, Amy is offering a discount code for 20% off your next order. Use code PPBT5. The code will expire at the end of the blog tour on July 13th.

Indygo Junction
Indygo Junction Inc., founded by creative entrepreneur Amy Barickman, is an  established sewing and crafts business that offers stylish and timeless, easy-to-follow patterns and a variety of idea-rich project books. Amy continues to work with artists and designers from around the world to create unique projects, having sold over 2 million books and sewing patterns.

Amy Barickman

With a fresh, fashion-forward style, connects creative enthusiasts of all ages. Hint, Hint: LIKE them on Facebook AND sign-up for their eNewsletter to get FREE PDF ePatterns!!


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348 Responses to “Indygo Junction’s Pattern Parade Blog Tour”

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  1. Mary Collins — June 18, 2012 @ 6:23 am

    Wonderful looking bag!

  2. Monaquilts — June 18, 2012 @ 6:27 am

    Oh I hope I win! Such a fun bag to make for winter. I love indygo junction and have several of their patterns. Thanks for the new one!

  3. Mary Ellen Coumerilh — June 18, 2012 @ 6:35 am

    What a great design – useful, and so smart (especially the wool one). Thanks!

  4. Anne — June 18, 2012 @ 6:38 am

    I love the shape of this bag!. the double outside pockets with the top one in pleats adds visual interest. I have some fabric in my stash that would be terrific with this pattern!

  5. Linda — June 18, 2012 @ 6:41 am

    Great looking bag! I love the denim and tweed looks.

  6. Dee Johnson — June 18, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    Wow, the richness of the wool is amazing. Love the blue. The gentle curves really make it rich.

  7. Laura — June 18, 2012 @ 6:46 am

    bellissima borsa .

  8. Judi Cabanaw — June 18, 2012 @ 6:48 am

    Love this bag,,,,was looking for something new to make for myself….this is gorgeous

  9. Denise — June 18, 2012 @ 6:50 am

    Now that’s a bag I can get excited about –

  10. Julie — June 18, 2012 @ 6:52 am

    Fun and curvy – just like me then!! 🙂 Lovely bag, I can’t wait to make this one

  11. Toni Williams — June 18, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    Absolutely LOVE IT!!

  12. Alison — June 18, 2012 @ 6:57 am

    Love this bag!!

  13. Janice Doty — June 18, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    I LOVE the versatility of this bag!! Whether you dress it up or tone it done it’ll be the perfect gift!! Thanks for the opportunity! Love Lazy Girl!

  14. LINDA Clark — June 18, 2012 @ 7:00 am

    Sweet! Looking bag and I am sure its going to be a great seller.

  15. Linda Davis — June 18, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    I love the front pocket. It looks like it’s large enough to hold an e-reader.

  16. wanda — June 18, 2012 @ 7:06 am

    Love this bag. I have been looking for a new bag and nothing pushed my button. Now this does. Now to find the pattern, it being a new.

  17. jane — June 18, 2012 @ 7:07 am

    This is a great bag, especially for the working girl!

  18. Brenda — June 18, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    What a nice bag! I can see it not only as “country courier” but also “city”.

  19. Cindy — June 18, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Love this pattern! Totally draws attention to whimsy and talent!
    Love, love, love it! Thank you!

  20. Liz S. — June 18, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    WOW what a Great bag!!!
    Count me in for the giveaway!

  21. quilter422 — June 18, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    LOVE this bag, especially with the pocket on the outside. thanks for the opportunity!

  22. VickiT — June 18, 2012 @ 7:11 am

    Great looking bag and I really love the pleated version shown.

  23. Nora — June 18, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    This bag has a great look to it and it will be fun to make and mix up the colors.

  24. Ethelann Wood — June 18, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    I have been wanting something just that shape and size. I love the lazy run around but this is perfect for days that need a larger , dressier bag!! Please pick me!!

  25. Mirna Melarato — June 18, 2012 @ 7:12 am

    Love this bag so much !!!

  26. Peggy — June 18, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    I love using wool for my winter purses and this looks like the perfect pattern.

  27. Kathy Raabe — June 18, 2012 @ 7:17 am

    Great looking bag! It would work well for me, just can’t find a pre-made purse anymore that suits me. You have the perfect solution.
    Thank you!

  28. Barbara — June 18, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    What a great looking bag. I would love to win the pattern and material. Making the bag in wool is different–will have to give it a try.

  29. Nancy in IN — June 18, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    I love the bag. It looks big enough for me but not overpowering. Thanks

  30. Joyce Denning — June 18, 2012 @ 7:24 am

    I’ve never made a bag out of wool before. I love the look. I would love to try out the pattern with any fabric!

  31. Jean Pucyk — June 18, 2012 @ 7:25 am

    The bag is very functional.
    Has the outside pocket for keys and spare change.
    Very useful

  32. Chris — June 18, 2012 @ 7:29 am

    Nice shaped bag and I love the Robert Kaufman fabric. Great choice for this bag.

  33. Sue — June 18, 2012 @ 7:32 am

    Love the bag, hope I win.

  34. Jackie Konder — June 18, 2012 @ 7:37 am

    Just love this bag! I’m already thinking jeans denim with maybe some embroidery!

  35. Laura — June 18, 2012 @ 7:40 am

    This is a really cute bag – love the angled pocket and the pleats.

  36. barb jansz — June 18, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Beautiful bags! Especially like the idea of doing it in wool. Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. Cheryl Scott — June 18, 2012 @ 7:41 am

    Beautiful pattern. I’m a bag hound and drool at the thought of owning and making this bag and the envy and comments I’ll get.

  38. dottie — June 18, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    What an interesting and unusual bag. I like the front pocket placement. Verys clever, handy and useful. VBG

  39. LILA-ANNE M. VALLERO — June 18, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    Very sofisticate looking bag :>)

  40. Cheryl Gunderson — June 18, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    Lazy Girl Designs! Yes! I have been getting your emails for a long time now, and I just love your patterns. And your freebies are a big help. I love today’s purse pattern and the fabric selection. I have been collecting vintage and unique buttons for years, and I know just the ones I would use if I win. Thanks for giving me a chance!

  41. Donna Gleeson — June 18, 2012 @ 7:43 am

    I love the look of this bag. Will be good for day to day use. I have a uni student daughter who would love one..

  42. Jennie — June 18, 2012 @ 7:45 am

    Wowza! I like that bag!

  43. Janice — June 18, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    This is a great bag for the mom on the run! Roomy and the ideas are endless! I will win this one…

  44. Agnes Smith — June 18, 2012 @ 7:49 am

    Love, love, love the wool plaid bag. Such a cute pattern. I like to make all my own bags and this would would work great for my Nook tablet in the outer pocket.

  45. Mary Reinhardt — June 18, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Very smart-looking bag. Just what I need for all my “girly” stuff. I would love to win and make this bag.

  46. Mary Chevalier — June 18, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    Wow that is a beautiful Bag .Just love that Harris Tweed look.never made anything in wool before,and the other fabrics are very pretty as well.

  47. Sharon — June 18, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    What an adorable shape- and I have lots of antique buttons to use on it! The wool makes such a rich looking purse. Congrats on another excellent pattern.

  48. Mary Sue — June 18, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    I really like this bag. How could I have not noticed it before.

  49. Roxanne Wood — June 18, 2012 @ 7:53 am


  50. Sharon Buford — June 18, 2012 @ 7:55 am

    I LOVE THIS BAG — It would be perfect for the papers I always end up taking back and forth to work!