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”

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  1. Suzie — June 21, 2012 @ 11:03 am

    I like this bag-looks good for work or play.

  2. Nancy Wagner — June 21, 2012 @ 11:19 am

    This looks like an awesome bag! It would be great for hands-free shopping. Love the color of the fabric – so fun! If we don’t win, can we still get the pattern? Thank you!!!

  3. JoAnn L — June 21, 2012 @ 11:30 am

    I like the unusual shape of the bag.

  4. Barbara G — June 21, 2012 @ 1:09 pm

    This is such a cute and unique bag! Love it!

  5. Tina G — June 21, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Definitely a pattern to use with upcycling!!

  6. Annette Swan — June 21, 2012 @ 1:36 pm

    Really like the design of the courier bag. Very original.

  7. hilde — June 21, 2012 @ 1:37 pm

    Wonderful bag. Great idea!

  8. Donna Craver — June 21, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    I love this pattern. Looks very roomy.

  9. Jan E. — June 21, 2012 @ 4:10 pm

    This is a home run–love it!!!

  10. Kay Whipple — June 21, 2012 @ 5:12 pm

    Love the fabric combination!

  11. Nancy G. — June 21, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    This is a great looking bag!!!!. Sophisticated and fun at the same time. I have got to make this

  12. karen a — June 22, 2012 @ 6:56 am

    I love the design of this bag!! great lines and very stylish flaps.

  13. Sue Baker — June 22, 2012 @ 9:02 am

    Cool Bag! Blog trail a great idea

  14. Jennie P. — June 22, 2012 @ 5:26 pm

    That bag is adorable. I love all the curvy lines. I think it’s pretty chic!

  15. Ruby White — June 22, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

    Love this bag. Hope I win it.

  16. Marjorie Gooldrup — June 22, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    Love this bag! I am a true Lazy Fan, but this has a different style and I like it!

  17. Nancy Reynolds — June 22, 2012 @ 8:34 pm

    I love the Country Courier bag pattern and can envision using seasonal fabrics to make a variety of bags to use year-round.

  18. Donna Joy — June 22, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    That is one darling bag and the must have pattern. Thanks for showing all the different colors.

  19. Linda. w — June 23, 2012 @ 8:51 am

    Wow. I have the perfect garment leather. For. The pockets. I could see myself carrying it to the office

  20. Theresa — June 24, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    I want one! Looks great!

  21. Claudia — June 24, 2012 @ 12:10 pm

    I dropped in too late for the drawing, but I have some home dec/drapery samples that would be lovely in this bag. Just might have to splurge on the pattern.

  22. Connie Isidora — June 25, 2012 @ 7:16 am

    These are wonderful bags. They will fit on classy and casual outfits.

  23. kathyh — June 26, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    I love the wool versions.
    The detailing looks like something from the store.

  24. Becca — June 28, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

    I really like the wool bags. Thank you for the chance to win.

  25. wendy — June 29, 2012 @ 3:15 pm

    That’s a gorgeous pattern… I love the detailing, and the use of wool. Fantastic.

  26. Velma — July 2, 2012 @ 10:44 am

    I enjoy making purses for myself and close friends and family. I, also, like to collect purse patterns hoping one day to make one of each.

  27. Jan — July 2, 2012 @ 4:06 pm

    A great looking bag! It looks great in so many different types of fabric.

  28. Barbara Karklins — July 3, 2012 @ 8:02 pm

    Always wanted to learn to make purses. Would love to try this pattern.

  29. Mary Whipkey — July 8, 2012 @ 4:58 pm

    Real pretty bag, unusual.

  30. Hellen — July 13, 2012 @ 12:08 am


  31. Judy kirby — January 20, 2014 @ 8:13 pm

    Loved this style! I would love to have one and make one for several friends!

  32. limor yehuda — February 8, 2014 @ 4:53 am

    i saw this bag in pinterest and it’s amaizing.
    looks very usable.

  33. Anne Mcleman — February 25, 2014 @ 6:08 pm

    I love the pleats on the flap and the two buttons looking at each other like two kids on a big rock. Very poetic and romantic bag.

  34. nasim — March 10, 2014 @ 7:54 am

    it’s great
    i want bag’s pattern

  35. Michelle Dickinson — December 16, 2014 @ 8:54 am

    lpve this! Can I get the pattern if I don’t win?

  36. Michelle+Dickinson — December 16, 2014 @ 8:55 am

    Love this! How can I get the pattern?

  37. Beth — January 3, 2015 @ 12:33 am

    I don’t know if you know, but one of the pics of this bag has gotten extremely popular on Pinterest lately. I found this lovely designed and pinned it years ago, but it has been repinned a ton lately! I want to say my pin alone has be pinned 200? times? If there’s some way to offer the pattern again I would jump on it. Send me info and I’ll add it to my pin.

    Have a good one!

  38. jean — March 25, 2015 @ 3:13 pm

    like this its very stylish

  39. Lacey Russell — April 14, 2015 @ 4:07 pm

    This bag is so me! I must try to make it. ??

  40. Annette — May 18, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

    Adorable!!! I need to make one… or a few to add to my collection.

  41. Diane — May 20, 2015 @ 7:51 am

    Love this bag, so classy!

  42. Eliana Negri Caminski — September 3, 2015 @ 10:42 pm

    Uma das bolsas mais lindas que eu já ví. Parabéns!

  43. nancy — October 19, 2015 @ 8:28 pm

    can i still get the pattern for the country courier bag, i know its 2015 but i just saw it.

  44. dudragne — October 26, 2015 @ 3:57 am

    tres chic ce sac sort de l’ordinaire merci

  45. Tere — November 21, 2015 @ 8:47 am

    Besutiful bags

  46. Debrah — March 29, 2016 @ 4:43 pm

    Luv the crossbody bag

  47. ELENA — October 9, 2016 @ 5:19 pm

    Es super chulo, me encanrria poder hacerlo.



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