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. Charlotte Key — June 18, 2012 @ 11:51 am

    Wow, this bag has so many design possibilities.

  2. Bernadette Caropepe — June 18, 2012 @ 11:57 am

    Great Bag!

  3. Yvonne — June 18, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    What a great bag. I love the curvey shape.

  4. Peggy — June 18, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    Wow, this pattern is a little bit modern, a little retro and very chic!

    As a collector of antique buttons I’m always looking for ways to build around the button and this really fills the bill.

  5. Jodi — June 18, 2012 @ 12:06 pm

    Such a cute bag, please give me the freebies!

  6. Mary Balderson — June 18, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Love the design!

  7. Raye — June 18, 2012 @ 12:22 pm

    Great bag for shopping

  8. Raye — June 18, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    would love this bag for shopping

  9. Shari W. — June 18, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    Country Courier Bag is a perfect name for this one. Looks like it will carry my files, notebooks and probably my Nook or iPad easily with plenty of room to spare for my ‘necessary stuff’. Quite stylishly I might add.

  10. Judy Prince — June 18, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

    Love the look of this bag pattern. Enjoy sewing new bag patterns.

  11. laura — June 18, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

    I love the look of this bag! Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Diann Cornell — June 18, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

    I like the double flap effect and the decorative use of buttons. I think this bag would look good in a very wide selection of fabrics.

  13. Kaye M. — June 18, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

    I love the curved lines of this bag and it has an outer pocket which I like for storing my keys,(then I can always find them!) Also, it a great design for featuring beautiful buttons!

  14. Martie Dutro — June 18, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    I am a small town gal with a Big City taste. I love this bag! Especially the blue wool one. How perfect for winter! I enjoyed looking at the other versions also.

  15. Barbie — June 18, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    I love the asymmetry of this bag! Such cute flaps. I think I need this pattern.

  16. Pam H — June 18, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    I love the looks of this bag, and the fabric is fab!

  17. carol from NY — June 18, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    Love. love this bag! I love all of the fabrics too! Great bag construction…does not look homemade! Great Job

  18. Debbie — June 18, 2012 @ 1:10 pm

    Love this bag!

  19. Patti — June 18, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    I love that purse. Such unique shapes.

  20. Shirley — June 18, 2012 @ 1:35 pm

    Oh what an interesting bag. I would love to win the pattern and fabric. You are so generous.

  21. stitchbee..Debbie McClain — June 18, 2012 @ 1:39 pm

    Very attractive bag…love it made up with the plaid wool combination…it has a very professional look to it…would love to win the pattern…good luck to everyone entering

  22. Lynn Grassl — June 18, 2012 @ 1:41 pm

    What a beautiful bag! I have to make this!

  23. Melissa — June 18, 2012 @ 1:52 pm

    You can never have too many bags! What a fun bag. I love all the front pocket and the buttons. Too cute!

  24. BECKY SOWELL — June 18, 2012 @ 2:04 pm


  25. Christy H — June 18, 2012 @ 2:11 pm

    I love to make purses and would LOVE to have this pattern!

  26. Shellie Fontana — June 18, 2012 @ 2:12 pm

    Wow! I don’t know what makes this bag BEST–it’s great natural curves, its clever pocket in front for easy access of keys or phone, or that it is so stylish in ANY fabric! Carrying this bag, I can see myself being the envy in the check-out line!

  27. Cindi C — June 18, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

    What a great bag! Love the use of buttons…there are so many great buttons out there to choose from.

  28. Kay — June 18, 2012 @ 2:25 pm

    Love this bag – it is different from most on the market. Love the look, the buttons and the pockets!

  29. mary — June 18, 2012 @ 2:28 pm

    Love the purse – especially the buttons!!

  30. Kathie L — June 18, 2012 @ 2:49 pm

    I love the use of wool in one of the designs. The curved flap is a nice design element.

  31. Linda Smith — June 18, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    I like it’s shape.

  32. Kay Whipple — June 18, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    Love the size of that purse & the fabrics!

  33. debbie perry — June 18, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

    Love the bag especially in the geometric fabric!

  34. Joy — June 18, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    So many cute ways to make this bag!

  35. Ali M — June 18, 2012 @ 3:05 pm

    That’s great! I like how it seems vintage, but from different fabrics and accessories it looks like it could be from the 60s, or 70s or 80s depending on the picture.

  36. sandyb — June 18, 2012 @ 3:06 pm

    I just LOVE this bag pattern and fabric!!! Thank you!

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com

  37. Margaret Diez — June 18, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

    You can never have too many bags!

  38. Nancy — June 18, 2012 @ 3:12 pm

    I love the pattern and think it would be fun to make in a variety of fabrics.

  39. Norma — June 18, 2012 @ 3:17 pm

    This pattern is just the perfect size. And I love the idea of mixing fabrics and feature beautiful buttons.

  40. MarciaW — June 18, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

    This is a nice bag – the size and shape would work well for me. Thanks for the chance. alternate email mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com

  41. Erika — June 18, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    Cool looking bag seems like its a messenger bag gone chic. The fabrics are really cute. I might make one with black canvas and embroider it my style. Lots of possibilities because of its shape and size. Love it!

  42. Lesley — June 18, 2012 @ 3:31 pm

    I love the look of the double flap-especially with the pleats! Great that there is a protected outside pocket.

  43. Nancy Cegalis — June 18, 2012 @ 3:40 pm

    The fabrics are wonderful for the pattern.

  44. Lynelle — June 18, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

    Love this bag! Looks like the perfect size!!

  45. Carolyn H — June 18, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

    I have never made a purse from wool fabric. This would be great!

  46. HelenL — June 18, 2012 @ 4:00 pm

    Have the wool – didn’t have the pattern. I will definitely be up for sewing this one up on my new Brother Quattro. Endless possibilities with this one. Love It!

  47. Miss Sherry — June 18, 2012 @ 4:08 pm

    I have made several bags by Indygo Junction and love them. I always say a girl can never have too many bags righr???? Thanks for the opportunity to win this fun pattern and fabric.

  48. Debra G. — June 18, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    I love this pattern! What a great gift idea for my god-daughters.

  49. J. Matthews — June 18, 2012 @ 4:27 pm

    My daughter just moved and is out searching for a job. This purse would be perfect for her to carry all her documents and resume.

  50. mependleton — June 18, 2012 @ 4:31 pm

    This is a terrific looking purse for traveling. Love,love,love the fabric choices. I always admire the creavtivity of others!!!