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. Jewel C — June 18, 2012 @ 8:57 am

    I love making bags of any kind, this one looks challenging for my lazy sewing style!

  2. Frances — June 18, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    Love the blue wool! I think I would be wonderful in denim as well. Thanks!

  3. Deborah — June 18, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Love this, very cute!

  4. Lorraine — June 18, 2012 @ 9:07 am

    This pattern is on my list of things to make! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  5. Anita — June 18, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I love the shape of the bag.

  6. Andrea H — June 18, 2012 @ 9:11 am

    I love this bag!

  7. Carol Holmquist — June 18, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    I love the curves and the flap!

  8. GAYCHA MAYHEW — June 18, 2012 @ 9:14 am

    Terrific new shape and use of multiple fabrics. I would love to win. Thanks.

  9. Debra — June 18, 2012 @ 9:20 am

    Great bag. I love the ilusion of a double flap It looks great in every fabric choice. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Robin Brown — June 18, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    Classy and unique! Love the shape and the wool. Can’t wait to make this bag!

  11. Lynne Tilley — June 18, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I love this pattern! And the wool. It’s kind of 1940’ish. I love to make bags!

  12. Trish — June 18, 2012 @ 9:25 am

    This bag is so unique! I can see several fabric combinations that I would love to make this from.

  13. Beth — June 18, 2012 @ 9:26 am

    This bag has LOTS of possibilities. It is fabulous!

  14. Beth — June 18, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this bag!! Definately on my TO MAKE list!

  15. Sandy Corey — June 18, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    Classy bag, I love it!!!

  16. Gita Levin — June 18, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    This bag looks very interesting. I know that my daughter-inlaw would love to own this. If I win the pattern and fabric, I’ll make it for her.

  17. Sarah Stephenson — June 18, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Love the lines of this bag. A must have!

  18. Shirley — June 18, 2012 @ 9:43 am

    Great new style! Had not thought of using wool for a purse ~ will try in the future!

  19. Claudia Wade — June 18, 2012 @ 9:46 am

    That is an adorable bag! the shape of the flap and pocket make it extra cute!

  20. robin — June 18, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Looks like an awesome bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  21. peggy simpson — June 18, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I love wool and I love this bag. What a great combination !Thank you for offering a chance to win the pattern and fabric…….

  22. Mary — June 18, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    A very unique shape and large enough to hold bunches of have to have’s.

  23. Jennifer — June 18, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Great bag. Love the pockets!! can’t wait to make one in wool for the winter!!

  24. Evelyn Donohue — June 18, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    An ingenious design. The front pocket will hold an electronic device or travel docs in a safe but handy spot. And the pocket is not your everday patch. Love it.

  25. leli — June 18, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Fabulous bag and a fun shape

  26. Patty Sack — June 18, 2012 @ 10:11 am

    I love this bag! I already have some great fabric in my stash I want to make it in. Of course, I would love to win more!

  27. Anne-Marie — June 18, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    Beautiful bag. I would use such a bag to elegantly carry my laptop! Thanks for this giveaway!

  28. Margaret Taffi — June 18, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    What a fun bag! I see all kinds of combinations for all the gals on my gift list for Christmas! And of course several for myself! Loving it!

  29. Cindy — June 18, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    I would love to win this contest – this bag is just so cute! I can see in so many different fabrics!

  30. Bonnie — June 18, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    I love the pattern….I have lots of vintage buttons to use so I really need to win!!!

  31. Kathy Bumb — June 18, 2012 @ 10:23 am

    Love all your patterns and materials – What a great giveaway!

  32. Edwina — June 18, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    I love, love, love this bag. I have 3 daughters & a teenage granddaughter that I need to make this for.

  33. Ellen M. — June 18, 2012 @ 10:30 am

    I love the Charlie’s Aunt purse designs. Thanks for the chance to win this great giveaway!

  34. Lynn — June 18, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Fabulous bag!! It looks like a terrific bag to use this fall…The design is so creative!

  35. Pat — June 18, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    What a great bag! Would love to win –

    Thanks so very much for the opportunity.

  36. Sheri Griffie — June 18, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Love this Bag!! I already have a couple of Pendleton plaids from the 70s in mind that I would use as accents…I love the size of the bag and the way it fits so flawlessly under the arm…..I hope I win!

  37. Gill — June 18, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    What a great bag! I love the curves!
    It looks fabulous in the blue wool!

  38. Fran West — June 18, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I am a purse/bag addict. When I saw this unique design I was sure I had
    to buy the pattern–if it is on the market soon, that is. I have never seen any
    like it. I am not even certain I will be able to make it without assistance
    but I WILL succeed even if I have to find help from a more accomplished
    seamstress…because it’s a ‘brag bag!’ Truly Fantabulous!!! ~Fran

  39. Johanna — June 18, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Love it!

  40. Brenda — June 18, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Love it – even if I don’t win, I will hunt the pattern down so I can make it. I love Lazy Girl patterns, because they are soooo easy.

  41. Cathy Ledbetter — June 18, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    I love this bag–it would be a great way to use some of the crazy buttons I have collected over the years!

  42. Brenda — June 18, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    Great bag!! Love the outside pocket. I have some vintage (or at least it feels like vintage!!)
    Pendleton wool that would look gorgeous in this pattern!

  43. Lois March — June 18, 2012 @ 11:22 am

    I love the pleats on the top flap. Very classy look.

  44. LJ — June 18, 2012 @ 11:23 am

    Wow! You’ve been busy making ALL those bags. The different fabrics changes the look.

  45. Linda F. — June 18, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    What a great bag. Indygo Junction has a lot of fun patterns!

  46. lee — June 18, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    This pattern is sweet! I would love to give it a try! thanks!

  47. chris — June 18, 2012 @ 11:27 am

    This would be perfect for me this fall at college! thanks!

  48. Cindy Farmer — June 18, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    I love the front pocket and the way the flap closes with another button.

  49. Melody L Griego — June 18, 2012 @ 11:46 am

    Love this one! I can see a good use for some of the wool I have saved from garment sewing and I just know my daughter will want one, or two at least. The bag has such nice lines and I love that it works well in so many types of fabric – need to look through my stash!

  50. Lisa — June 18, 2012 @ 11:48 am

    unique style……cute!