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. Kit Flores — June 18, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Love bags that work well in wool. Also, really like the big buttons.

  2. Page — June 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    I have a lazy and not lazy side that makes it hard to understand myself (: let alone have others understand me. I walked 3 miles along the beach yesterday so my daughter could surf, but have trouble cleaning house. But I have to so I do it. Love this giveaway!

  3. Corinne — June 18, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    I absolutely LOVE the Courier Bag pattern…it is so versatile and stylish…thank you for entering me in your giveaway…I hope that I WIN…!!!

  4. Dorothy Smietana — June 18, 2012 @ 5:03 pm

    Now that is a bag that my daughter would love for me to make for her. I love the blue wool.

  5. PatiP — June 18, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    I love this pattern and could find many uses for it, with amultitude of fabrics!

  6. S Kehl — June 18, 2012 @ 5:19 pm

    This is a VERY Classy purse, & I a wool skirt that I can “recyle” for this pattern–how cool this bag is.

  7. S Kehl — June 18, 2012 @ 5:21 pm

    OOPs I forgot 2 words….I have that wool skirt that will work to recycle…

  8. susan chase — June 18, 2012 @ 5:32 pm

    I like this bag, especially made out of the wool for winter.

  9. Kathe — June 18, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    That’s a great purse – thanks for sharing.

  10. Kathie — June 18, 2012 @ 6:10 pm

    Love the look of the front flap/pocket! Thanks for the opportunity to win the pattern.

  11. Ellen — June 18, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    I truly like the the blue wool but the Acorn version is pretty amazing too.

  12. Barb S. — June 18, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    This fun bag looks very functional while sitting nicely on the shoulder.

  13. Ellen Easter — June 18, 2012 @ 6:33 pm

    What a chic design – totally love it!!!!!!

  14. Stephanie — June 18, 2012 @ 6:48 pm

    The bag looks great. I especially like the wool version! Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Wendy — June 18, 2012 @ 6:53 pm

    I like this bag! Am very picky when it comes to purses I use. Think I could get used to this one real fast! Thanks!

  16. candy — June 18, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

    love the bag especially in blue wool. thank you.

  17. Dorothy Ramage — June 18, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    What a fabulous bag and I also love items made with felted wool. WOW!

  18. Sue Kelley — June 18, 2012 @ 7:02 pm

    This is just a really neat pattern! I love the different looks with different fabrics! Thanks!!

  19. Michelle — June 18, 2012 @ 7:44 pm

    I love this bag! It’s so cool. I’ve looked to purchase a new bag for months and can’t find anything I like. But being in Australia it’s cost prohibitive to get the pattern 🙁

  20. Stacey — June 18, 2012 @ 7:58 pm

    I love bags and this one ROCKS!!!

  21. Debbra — June 18, 2012 @ 8:13 pm

    liking the shape of the bag and thanks for the visuals on the different looks. I want to win!!!!

  22. Carol Parsons — June 18, 2012 @ 8:26 pm

    What a great looking bag!

  23. SONJA HANSEN — June 18, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    I absolutely “LOVE” those pockets. I am very anxious to try this bag.

  24. Sandy Stephens — June 18, 2012 @ 8:52 pm

    WOW! I really love this purse pattern! That is so different than any I’ve seen lately….The fabrics are really nice!

  25. Carolle — June 18, 2012 @ 9:05 pm

    That is one sharp-looking bag! I love to make bags! Looks like a great pattern.

  26. Carmen — June 18, 2012 @ 9:09 pm

    Love the bag! Thanks for the chance to win!

  27. Carol stockman — June 18, 2012 @ 9:25 pm

    I love the look of these bags!

  28. Diane Baldwin — June 18, 2012 @ 9:28 pm

    I love the design! It’s so modern with a chic style. I’d love to add it to my collection! Great idea!

  29. Cindy Norton — June 18, 2012 @ 9:34 pm

    What a nice looking bag. One that I would love to make for myself.

  30. Kate K — June 18, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    Oh my, what a perfect fall bag! Love the variations. 🙂

  31. Ani Hudson — June 18, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    I love the interesting design, lots of possibilities for fabric combos. I think the shape and size would carry the right amount of things for the average girl! =0)

  32. hafza — June 18, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    I think the pattern is gorgeous !!

  33. Carla G — June 18, 2012 @ 9:59 pm

    I love this bag! I like how it completely changes the look of the bag by changing the fabric. Thanks for a chance to win this great pattern & awesome fabric! 🙂

  34. Carol Rheal-Breault — June 18, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Great looking bag! Well done!

  35. MargaretAnnB — June 18, 2012 @ 10:10 pm

    Such a smart looking bag! I especially like the one done in Joel Dewberry’s geometric fabric.

  36. nancy snyder — June 18, 2012 @ 10:50 pm

    LOVVVVVE the bag, finally a bag that isn’t made from just cotton fabrics, the top green wool bag is awesome. The purse is one someone of any age would enjoy>

  37. Janice — June 18, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    Clever design! Great for a busy mom. thanks for sharing.

  38. Kalynn Fail — June 18, 2012 @ 11:31 pm

    Such a cute new design. Love the look, would love to make one.

    Hope I win…


  39. LisaM — June 18, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    I’ve been looking for a different purse pattern and this one fits what I’m looking for. Hope I can win it.

  40. Tracy DVR — June 18, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    Love this bag…the pocket makes it. What a great way to show off awesome buttons.

  41. Nikki Pacheco Theard — June 19, 2012 @ 12:32 am

    I love this purse pattern and it’s so helpful seeing it sewn up in various fabric choices, the wool plaid looks like a winning combination for fall and winter sewing.

  42. Galatina — June 19, 2012 @ 1:08 am

    Haven’t seen anything like this bag before – love it! Thanks for the oppportunity and love the website.

  43. julieanne ratliff — June 19, 2012 @ 7:02 am

    I would love to make this bag! I have totally embraced carrying smart, more organized smaller bags. The huge over-sized bags just weigh me down and wear me out! This one is very smart!

  44. Gina S. — June 19, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    I really like the acorn bag.

  45. Kim Dolan — June 19, 2012 @ 7:54 am

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the pattern and the funky fabrics too! Thanks for the chance
    Kim in Sydney

  46. Lori Smanski — June 19, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    Oh I love the this bag. The pocket and buttons on the front are wonderful. The look is so cool. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  47. Janet Solarz — June 19, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    Love this bag! I would love to make this bag – the fabric combo of green and brown it one of my favorites!

  48. Cheryl Baker — June 19, 2012 @ 9:16 am

    Love, love the bag pattern and the choice of fabrics, too. It makes a classy bag!

  49. Rina — June 19, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    This would be perfect to use on my leaf peepers trip to New England this fall. Love the asymmetrical flap design.

  50. Linda W — June 19, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Really unique pattern. The denim is fabulous and I love the fact that the sample fabrics include wool. Love, love using wool!