Reversible Crossover Bibs Giveaway!

We’ve all been there – the never ending bib battle. You carefully put it around your child’s neck, only to have it ripped off time and time again. Eventually you give up and that adorable outfit your little one is wearing gets covered in a psychedelic swirl of mashed peas and carrots. Well, no more! Our new Reversible Crossover Bibs are designed to stay on during breakfast, lunch, dinner and any various snack times.


This bib wraps around the back of the neck and has a front closure. This style is less susceptible to tugging hands and squirmy bodies.


The patterns comes with five fun applique designs to make mealtime fun! Whether your little one is acting like a monkey…

PIJ1129-7Teats like a bird…

PIJ1129-3Tis as sleepy as an owl…

PIJ1129-8Tas fierce as a tiger…


or as pretty as a flower, there is a design for each mood!

PIJ1129-6TWant to win a copy of the Reversible Crossover Bibs pattern? Simply leave a comment below telling us your favorite applique design and you will be entered to win! The contest will run until 10/19/15. Good Luck!

Don’t want to wait to win? Order your own Reversible Crossover Bibs pattern today and get 20% off using the code: BG29 at checkout.

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National Sewing Month Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to Beverly Torres, the winner for the National Sewing Month Giveaway! Thanks to everyone who entered, we hope you had a wonderful National Sewing Month!

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New Pattern Review Video: Banded Baskets!

**Congratulations to Kristy S. who is the winner of the Banded Baskets giveaway!

We are so excited to share our new Pattern Review video! Amy and Betsy got together to discuss the merits of one of our best-selling patterns, the Banded Baskets. This pattern has enormous potential for customization as well as being a fantastic organization tool.

Choosing fabric to use for the Banded Baskets is fun – you can combine them in so many ways! They are a perfect canvas for showing off your favorite prints, whether small or large. Of course when we received Amy’s new Vintage Made Modern fabric, we had to use it for a Banded Basket. We combined it with our Crossroads Denim to create a fun sewing organization basket.


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Vintage Made Modern Side Note Satchel

Check out this Side Note Satchel that was featured over on Therm-O-Web! They used our Vintage Made Modern plaid and grid dot for the inner and outer main fabric, and our Metal Grey Crossroads Denim for the straps, gusset and flap. So cute!


A Spooky Crossroads Halloween!


Create Halloween Rag Dolls with Liquid Fabric Fuse

Therm O Web Heatn’Bond® Fusible Interfacing

Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Adhesive
Amy Barickman Woody & Sam Pattern
Amy Barickman Crossroads Denim Collection: Charcoal Black, Metal Grey, Eggplant, Midtown Moss
Amy Barickman Vintage Made Modern Fabric Collection
Floss: DMC
Other: Buttons, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing

Two autumn characters to help your home get ready for the fall! Woody the Owl and Same the cat are created using Crossroads Denim along with fabric from the new Vintage Made Modern collection by Amy Barickman.


The adorable Woody & Sam pattern comes complete with all the actual-size template pieces needed to create both characters, as well as full step-by-step directions. I love how easy they are to sew, even for beginner sewers. And better yet, I love both the cat and the owl are made from the same base body shape, but with a few modifications for the tail and wings.

Therm O Web’s HeatnBond® Fusible Interfacing makes raw-edge applique such as you see here an absolute snap. Simply follow the manufacturer directions on the packaging to iron-on all the individual body pieces before stitching in place. The HeatnBond® Fusible Interfacing adds strength and stability to the finished project, and keeps those small pieces in place so they don’t shift or slide during sewing.


And since I love Amy’s Crossroads Denim so much, I couldn’t resist making another fun fall project, this time a Halloween doll.


Mimsie the Mummy by Designer Audrey Pettit

Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Adhesive
Amy Barickman’s Crossroads Denim Collection: French Vanilla
Floss: DMC
Other: Muslin, Cheesecloth, Black Felt, Buttons, Polyfill Fiber Stuffing, vintage millinery

Primitive rag dolls are one of my favorite projects to make. I love to create dolls for the different seasons and holidays to add cheer to my home, and the best thing to me about rag dolls is they really don’t require any pattern. As a matter of fact, the more handmade and “primitive” these dolls are, the better.


Start by folding French Vanilla denim in half, with right sides facing. Trace pattern onto the fabric, or freehand cut a body shape from the fabric. Machine stitch circles of muslin fabric for the eyes, and then hand-stitch several stacked buttons onto the muslin for eye detail. Tear additional strips of denim fabric, enough to cover both the front and back body piece. Lay the strips across the body, lightly tacking them in place with Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Adhesive. Once the adhesive has dried, holding all the fabric strips in place, machine stitch down the center of each torn strip.


Adhere a small piece of black felt for the mouth using the Fabric Fuse™ glue. Trim around the edges of both body pieces.

Lay the body pieces together with right sides facing. Machine stitch around the body using an 1/4″ seam allowance, starting at a bottom corner and sewing around to the other corner, leaving an ~ 3″ wide opening. Clip the excess seam allowance about every 1/2″, making sure not to cut into the seam. Turn the doll right side out. Cut two long skinny rectangles of denim. Fold in half with right sides facing, and machine stitch down one end and along the long side. Turn the tubes right side out. Soak all body pieces in a coffee ortea stain and then allow the fabric to dry completely.


Stuff the mummy with polyfill fiber and then whip stitch the bottom opening closed. Pinch stitch a nose detail using embroidery floss. Add stitched detailed to the mouth with white embroidery thread. Stuff the ends of the tube arms with polyfill, and then hand stitch the arms in place.


Tie cheesecloth around the mummy’s neck, and cross the arms into a simple knot. Tuck millinery flowers into the arms.


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