This comfortable top comes in sizes XS – 3X like all of our Essentials patterns and in three lengths – a mid-waist length, upper thigh and longer tunic length.
I love how it makes up in a knit! This short version was created in Anna Maria Horner’s Cracking Code print from FreeSpirit.
The medium length is shown here in rayon batiks by Anthology fabrics. I just love the drape of the rayons!
And how about this beautiful woven fabric from Textile Creations.
This versatile silhouette works in just about any type of fabric. Large print, small print, rayon, woven, cottons – it’s easy to make it your own! Here are four different prints from Amy’s new Vintage Made Modern – Kyoto collection from RJR showing how a variety of coordinates – large, small, dot or floral – all work for this same garment.
This variety really makes this top a must-have for your wardrobe. Perfect to wear alone or layered for more arm coverage, the Easy Top & Tunic is an ideal garment to stitch for beginners or experienced sewists!
Today completes our January Countdown to a New You series! For a lot of us, the New Year means a commitment to learn something new. We can all agree that trying new things is a hallmark of being a maker, constantly challenging ourselves to learn something new and expanding our skills.
Have you tried English Paper Piecing yet? Our Fabriflair™ kits are the perfect introduction if you haven’t – they’re smaller than that grandmother’s garden quilt you’ve always hoped to make, but they still pack a big punch in that wow-factor category that we all strive for. And, if you’re already a seasoned Paper-Piecing expert, these are dimensional and that is definitely new in the paper-piecing category!
And the Navette Needlecase, which gives us textile lovers a way to have our hands on favorite vintage textiles or our favorite prints every time we create with needle and thread. If you make them in textiles with history-dad’s ties or grandma’s vintage table linens, they’re an incredibly meaningful gift, perfect for a stitching friend or family member.
Our Fabriflair™ collection rounds out with the Trilliant Ornament kit which comes with three in every kit–one for you, one to gift, one to exchange. Perfect for celebrating life’s moments.
Land that I Love celebrates each state with two options–a simple state outline, and whatever details make home special to you–birds, flowers, schools, state resources. Or a more detailed state outline that features those flowers and birds beautifully intertwined with the outline. You can pick and choose from all the options to make each project uniquely yours.
For a lot of us, the goal for this year is to recycle more textiles in our work. This has always been something that makers are passionate about, and Indygo Junction’s recycling pattern selection is the perfect place to get started. We’ve all spotted that beautiful tie before, and wished we could have the fabric for our very own, right? Our Tie-to-Go Purse is a great way to step into textile recycling and have an incredible one of a kind purse when you’re done!
Is learning to applique on your list for this year? Alphabet Applique is a great way to start! This book is a quilt pattern that was originally released in 1930… but it is so much more than that. It’s also a beautiful piece of American history featuring a continuing story from the syndicated Nancy Page newspaper column, written by home economist Florence La Ganke. A heartwarming picture of years gone by and a pattern that creates an heirloom!
What’s on your list to try this year? We’d love to hear about it! And, if you make one of our patterns, tag us @indygo_junction on social media! We love to see!
If you love hand embroidery, look no further for a library of designs to tell your story! Folk Art Motifs featuring over 400 line art motifs designed for hand embroidery including animals, plants & flowers, everyday household items, abstract designs and much more.
We’ve included the basics of hand embroidery as well as stitch diagrams to make this book ideal for beginners or experts! Over 14 decorative accent borders also included.
The motifs are simple stitcheries and are perfect for quilts, dish towels and pillows. Two patchwork quilt designs are included in the book. They are based on early 1900’s styles – one on-point featuring decorative borders and colorful embroidery & the other in a classic red and cream redwork style are also provided!
Today we continue our Countdown to a New You series! Let’s talk about something that’s on a lot of our hearts for 2017–to give back to our community more! As makers, our giving means so much. Because not only do we give items, we give a piece of ourselves when we create gifts for others, and for causes that are near to us.
The Crossback Reversible Apron is an ideal pattern for Soup Kitchen volunteers–and what better way to say that you support and care about their work than to gift your local Soup Kitchen with handmade aprons! This apron is easy to make, reversible for twice the life, which is so helpful for something that is going to get used a lot, can be made in a range of sizes, and is easy to take on and off. Since it doesn’t tie, it’s very comfortable, which is a plus for people who are moving and working as quickly as they can.
So many foster children come to new homes with not very many clothes. Bibs are needed for protecting their clothing through meals or drooling for little ones who are cutting teeth.
Our Tiny Tots Bib pattern would be ideal for foster parents. Or try donating to your local child care center (trust me, they can always use more bibs)!
No Kill Animal Shelters are always in need of toys and supplies. How about putting together some Pieced Pet Pillows and dropping them off with some toys?
Patriotic Pillows would also be a great option. This handmade donation could be part of a 2017 commitment to upcycle and recycle more as well, since options for recycling denim are included in both of these patterns.
And, if your list for giving in 2017 includes donating needed items to a local domestic violence shelter, how about adding Composition Covers to the list of items? The perfect size for inexpensive composition notebooks, you can include one of those as well, with some pens or pencils and give someone a ready made journal to aid in their recovery. Beautiful handmade gifts that give the recipient a sense of self worth and being loved can be life-changing in the best possible way.
What’s on your list of “make to give” for 2017? We’d love to hear about it! If you’re making one of our patterns to give, please share and tag us! We are @indygo_junction on Instagram and we love to see your work!