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. kathleen Browning — June 19, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    Love this bag. the blue wool would go good for everyday and with jeans. it would be great in other colors to wear to work. the comments you would get at work, like Where did you buy that and you would be beaming when you say “I made it myself”.

  2. Ivy — June 19, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    I really like the curves and the large buttons to conceal a pocket. Great new product. Will look forward to seeing in shops.

  3. Pamela Gonzalez — June 19, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    What a great bag!! I would love to make several of these just for myself…not to mention what a great gift idea!!

  4. Corinne — June 19, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

    I really like this bag, and especially the one you’ve made in the blue wool. I’d love to make one for myself, and a couple of others to share.

  5. Linda — June 19, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    Thanks for the pattern tip. This is a great bag that our Project Linus volunteers will love to hear about.

  6. deknits — June 19, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Cute bag! I would love to win the pattern.

  7. Theresa McDonald — June 19, 2012 @ 4:45 pm

    The bag is absolutely beautiful! The color choice and the fabric coordinate so well and the buttons add a nice decorative touch.

  8. Angela G — June 19, 2012 @ 5:14 pm

    I have a thing for wool and this is is a great bag to showcase it!

  9. Amy B — June 19, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

    Cute pattern. Love the fabric in the giveaway as well!

  10. claire fisher — June 19, 2012 @ 8:30 pm

    Lovely bag…nice to see wool being used with such eye appeal…would love to try the pattern

  11. SewLindaAnn — June 19, 2012 @ 9:46 pm

    I’m in! Thanks for the chance.

  12. Meredith K — June 19, 2012 @ 10:55 pm

    This bag is super neat! I love using the wool to make it, that makes it seem very sturdy. I wonder if I would have to wash it by hand?

  13. Cy Swendsen — June 20, 2012 @ 12:56 am

    This is a bag that even my picky daughter would love! The fabric colors you will “gift” are really to my liking. Thanks for the chance to win.

  14. Natalia — June 20, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    Loved it! and would love the fab fabric as well!

  15. Cindy L. — June 20, 2012 @ 7:18 am

    This bag is really nice-looking! I saw the blue one and thought it looked like denim, but see (after reading captions) that it is actually blue wool. Would it work with denim? (allergic to wool, so not an option for me) I would love to win and get to try it in denim. (jeans girl) Happy Summer to all!

  16. Sue Sharp — June 20, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    Love this design too! I like to make and have all different designs of purses and totes!

  17. Sherry — June 20, 2012 @ 7:56 am

    I love the unique shape of this pattern and the way each looks so different depending on the materials used.

  18. Kay in NJ — June 20, 2012 @ 8:14 am

    This design is very clever and I especially like the “a bit longer than wide” geometry which is good for some of us with less than perfect proportions. Very nice, indeed.

  19. Denise — June 20, 2012 @ 8:58 am

    I love this bag, especially done up in wool. Very hip and unique!

  20. Hazel S — June 20, 2012 @ 8:59 am

    So cute and stylish! Very versatile with all the material combinations. Can really personalise it.

  21. Mary B — June 20, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    What a fun bag, nice for any season depending on fabrics chosen. Great size, shape, style too! Thanks for the nice blog, pix and chance to win!

  22. Peggy — June 20, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    I really like the different style of this purse…very unique….can’t wait to make it

  23. Ramona — June 20, 2012 @ 10:21 am

    This bag is so cute and funky. Great pockets and cubbies. I love the fabrics that comes with it. I’m a sucker for brown wool and I am loving that beautiful citrusy green.

  24. Sandra Hedrick — June 20, 2012 @ 4:20 pm

    Wow, what a cool bag! Different from anything I’ve seen before. Really unique! I want it!!!!! I have samples of menswear fabrics that my daughter got when she worked for a menswear company. I think those would be great for this bag. I’ll be waiting …………….

  25. Tina — June 20, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

    Cute bag. I love the fabric. My bag a friend made me is wearing out and I need a new one!

  26. Brenda Becknell — June 20, 2012 @ 4:53 pm

    Love this bag pattern, especially with the cool slant pocket!

  27. Kiersten — June 20, 2012 @ 7:27 pm

    I think it is super cute. I especially love the pleats in the wool versions.

  28. Megan — June 20, 2012 @ 7:55 pm

    I love the curvy-ness of this bag! It’s such a different silhouette and I think the flap and pocket give a nice touch 🙂

  29. Barbara Palmatier — June 20, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    I like this purse and the different materials you used for different tastes in colors and textures. Real cute.

  30. Adri H — June 21, 2012 @ 2:38 am

    adriprints (at) yahoo (dot) com

    I love this bag. I think the styling and design make it a travel-worthy tote! I love the flap and outer pocket too… I think it would be the perfect airport bag (for me) since it could carry my tickets, kindle, headphones, etc. without being too bulky.

  31. Katie — June 21, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    The plaid pocket is great. There are tons of great Scandi-style fabrics out there that would look amazing on this bag.

  32. nancy in IN — June 21, 2012 @ 7:22 am

    Such a neat looking purse. Great job.

  33. Sheila Newcomb — June 21, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    Love the bag. I picked up some wool fabric at a “Yard Sale” and this bag would be perfect!

  34. Pam Peterson — June 21, 2012 @ 8:25 am

    Love the design! I thought it was two flaps – but love that one is a ‘hidden’ outside pocket. I appreciate seeing this versatile pattern made with different types of fabrics as well as different colors. I’d love this one – love vintage! Hope I’ll be lucky enough to win this prize. Thanks for the fun!

  35. Rita aka crescendogal — June 21, 2012 @ 9:21 am

    I love bags…and I love pockets….the more the better! This one is cute, functional, and has pockets!!! (It’s also curvy….like me! LOL) Thanks for a fun opportunity….

  36. Christine — June 21, 2012 @ 9:24 am

    Oh I love this bag – my favorite things are the buttons and the pocket – so cool!! I’d love to win.

  37. Carol Schneider — June 21, 2012 @ 9:30 am

    would love to win this pretty pattern.

  38. Donna — June 21, 2012 @ 9:38 am

    Great bag!

  39. Kris C — June 21, 2012 @ 9:41 am

    Great bag! It would be fun to do this with a handwoven fabric too…hmmm… 🙂

  40. Sylvia — June 21, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    love love love this pattern!!!

  41. Janeen Vice — June 21, 2012 @ 9:44 am

    What a fun looking bag! Would be a neat addition to anyone’s handbag collection.

  42. Erin — June 21, 2012 @ 9:47 am

    Curvy, cute, & stylish! I love the quirky shape and I think it would be really useful too!

  43. Cisca — June 21, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    Wat a nice bag pattern, and usable for so different styles depending on the choosen fabric.

  44. Kathyl — June 21, 2012 @ 10:01 am

    Just when I think there can’t be any other clever bag styles out there….bam! Another one comes along…..and I have to have it! I sure wish I would sew them as fast as I buy them!

  45. Sharleen — June 21, 2012 @ 10:08 am

    I like the button version with the fabric listed. I like the size and shape of the bag. Hope to win this pattern, if not may have to buy it.

  46. Adelia — June 21, 2012 @ 10:10 am

    What a classy looking bag. Can’t wait to make it.

  47. joanne Carpenter — June 21, 2012 @ 10:13 am

    very roomy attractive bag. I want to make one.

  48. MoeWest — June 21, 2012 @ 10:16 am

    I love the flap and pocket detail on this bag especially when the pocket is in a contrasting fabric. It looks big enough to be a laptop bag. Thanks for the giveaway.

  49. Hannah Wilde — June 21, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    I absolutely adore this purse!!!! I am going to have to find this pattern! Lazy Girl is the only pattern company that I use when I make purses!!! You girls ROCK! Thanks for the give away and making so many cute, cute patterns!!!!!

  50. sandyb — June 21, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    I love this bag. It looks like me and looks like it would hold everything I would need to take along. Thank you for the giveaway. Love the fabric too.

    sandyb720 at gmail dot com