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”

  1. Virginia — June 18, 2012 @ 7:57 am

    Great look and perfect for wool. Just what I have been looking for!
    Hope I win!!!

  2. Janaway — June 18, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    This is a great looking bag. Can’t wait to try it!

  3. Debbie Rhodes — June 18, 2012 @ 8:01 am

    I would love making this bag for my sister… she would love carrying it.

  4. Sally Garon — June 18, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I love it! Hope I win.

  5. PhyLLis — June 18, 2012 @ 8:05 am

    What an awesome bag! The lines make it so contemporary and open up so many possibilities for creativity.

  6. Marlene Clausen — June 18, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    I would think this would make a super stylish diaper bag.

  7. Linda Nelson — June 18, 2012 @ 8:07 am

    Always love a new bag pattern! This looks like a great one!

  8. JEAN WHITE — June 18, 2012 @ 8:08 am

    I love the bag and there are so many looks that could be achieved depending on the fabric used

  9. carolyn magnani — June 18, 2012 @ 8:09 am

    I love this bag! What a unique look. I know my granddaughter would like this, too.

  10. Shannon — June 18, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    Very cute bag!

  11. Shelly — June 18, 2012 @ 8:12 am

    What a great bag! Can’t wait to try it

  12. Julia Harris — June 18, 2012 @ 8:13 am

    Would like to try this bag pattern; looks like fun to make….

  13. Sandy — June 18, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    Love the pattern. Looking forward to trying it.

  14. Carol — June 18, 2012 @ 8:16 am

    I need a new bag, and this looks perfect for what I need!

  15. brenda — June 18, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    that bag is great! love to pocket for a notebook!

  16. Sheryle — June 18, 2012 @ 8:17 am

    I love this bag! Classic or whimsical…looks great!

  17. Kathleen — June 18, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    what a great bag, I love it in the geometric prints…

  18. Tina Daniels — June 18, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Messenger bags are my go-to bag,and this one is exceptionally attractive. Ni would very much enjoy trying this patter.

  19. Carolyn — June 18, 2012 @ 8:20 am

    Very cute with lots of possibilities.

  20. Jodi — June 18, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    Beautiful Bag. This would look so nice in various fabrics.

  21. Candy — June 18, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    LOVE this bag!! And the fabrics too!! HUGE Amy Barickman fan 🙂

  22. Miss Pat — June 18, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    Love this bag. Lots of possibilities. I especially like the pockets.

  23. Sue Bone — June 18, 2012 @ 8:28 am

    That is a gorgeous bag. I’ve just discovered magnetic snaps and they are so secure.

  24. Debra Bopp — June 18, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    I have always loved your patterns and this one is a winner too! Many ways to embellish it and I’m sure like all your patterns easy to do.

  25. Peggy — June 18, 2012 @ 8:29 am

    Love this pattern, as most of her patterns are awesome and fun to make.

  26. Annette Crain — June 18, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    I am “smitten” by this new bag pattern! I love working with wool in my quilts, so to have a bag made of wool would be the ultimate.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity………

  27. Judy A. — June 18, 2012 @ 8:33 am

    Love this bag … it might be just the thing I need … something bigger, but classy!

  28. Cecilia — June 18, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    This would be a great travel bag! It looks great made out of wool.

  29. Ginger — June 18, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Love the bag! Just getting into making some bags with Nancy Zieman’s Trace N Create patterns.

  30. Diane — June 18, 2012 @ 8:35 am

    What an awesome pattern I love the outer pocket…looks like it would be the perfect size for my kindle…I have been looking for something like this:)

  31. donna — June 18, 2012 @ 8:36 am

    Great purses, love the use of big buttons.

  32. Deb — June 18, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Very cool. Looks like a great summer project.

  33. Autumn Murphy — June 18, 2012 @ 8:39 am

    Such a cute pattern! I love how many combo’s you can get with just a small change!

  34. Sally D — June 18, 2012 @ 8:40 am

    Fantastic bag! Can’t wait to try it out.

  35. Lin M. — June 18, 2012 @ 8:41 am

    Love the bag. Hope I win, would love to try working with wool!

  36. Christina Lynch — June 18, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Cool looking bag. Looks like it would be perfect to carry a laptop around in.

  37. Patti Wolff — June 18, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    LOVE the curves on this girl!

  38. martine — June 18, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    Bonjour, j’aimerais coudre ce sac. Est-il possible de recevoir le patron. Merci

  39. Sarah Milliken — June 18, 2012 @ 8:44 am

    What an awesome bag! Would love to make one for winter!

  40. Sheri — June 18, 2012 @ 8:45 am

    My favorite version is the wool one, I like the look of using two contrasting fabrics.

  41. Judy B. — June 18, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    Love the interesting pocket flap shapes and the button details!

  42. Glenda — June 18, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    I love this bag made in the geometric pattern — very smart, and the buttons are a just-right accent. Great shape too. Here’s to the creativity in all of us!

  43. JudyC — June 18, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    Oh what a wonderful Monday morning!! I just for the first Christmas gift I want to make for 2 of my very special crafty friends. Oh, I need to make one (at least) for myself too!!!

    This is the most interesting looking bag I have seen in ever so long, I love it because it is so “adult” looking, so smart and sophisticated.

  44. Debbie Buchaanan — June 18, 2012 @ 8:49 am

    What an amazing bag – love it!

  45. Carol Cross — June 18, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    The first bag I ever made was an Indygo Junction with the grommets. I just got a compliment from a stranger yesterday on how great it looked! This looks like a fun bag for both my daughter and I. The pockets are very stylish and fun! Kaufman fabric is my favorite too! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  46. Robbie Foster — June 18, 2012 @ 8:53 am

    LOVE THE BAG. It can be dressy or casual or whatever in between.

  47. Charlene — June 18, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I love the Country Courier Bag! I really like the one made with the geometric design fabric- FABULOUS!

  48. Rise St. Arno — June 18, 2012 @ 8:54 am

    I would love to make this for my daughter for her 1st day teaching Marine Biology

  49. MaryBeth — June 18, 2012 @ 8:55 am

    I think this is a really cute bag. I especially like the 2 fabric bag.

  50. Marilee Sherwood — June 18, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    oh I do love me a good messenger bag….and the lines on this one are fabulous!