Win a New Book! Dimensional Denim

We are so excited to present our new book, Dimensional Denim! This book was inspired by our Crossroads Denim line. The beautiful thing about denim is that it is double sided, so there is no right or wrong side, and it rips in a really interesting way. We really wanted to explore these two characters of the fabric, and thus, this book was born.


To really take advantage of the unique qualities of denim, we chose to focus on fabric manipulation techniques, that take the flat denim and create 3-D textures. There are 10 techniques, each of which use a ripping method, instead of cutting. Then the fabric is folded, pressed or woven to create each technique. The book includes detailed illustrations to create each technique, as well as a coordinating project, using the method.

So, about the techniques! Each method has a coordinating home decor, accessory or fashion project, illustrated below. We also supply extra inspiration ideas and photographs. It is our hope that when you perfect the techniques you will apply them to many other projects.

The first technique in the book is the Spiral Flower. For this method you use bias strips of denim to create a stylized floral design.

Dimensionaldenim11Weaving is a technique that has been around for millennia, here we have updated it in modern colors and fabrics.

DimensionalDenim3Many of us have used Hexagons in quilts, but have you ever used an origami-like method to create them? We show you how to do just that using recycled denim.

DimensionalDenim4The Strip Cord technique creates a unique texture that pops off flat fabric.

The Zig Zag technique is incredibly versatile – you can use it to create a project from scratch (in this case a bag) or embellish other projects.

DimensionalDenim12Origami Squares are a simple way to create modern design on pillows, bags or more…

DimensionalDenim6Ruffles are a classic fabric manipulation technique, made much more substantial using layer of denim. Used with bright Crossroads Denim, this pillow makes a statement!DimensionalDenim8The Strip Wave technique is a modern take on smocking. Change the fabric, width of waves and placement of strips and you have a whole new look.

DimensionalDenim10Many of us have used Box Pleating on skirts or other projects, this technique takes the box pleat and pinches it upwards creating an amazing 3-D shape.

Dimensionaldenim2The Strip N’ Stitch technique is a simple, but visually stunning technique. We love it for home decor, but also think it would be great on a skirt or jacket.

DimensionalDenim5So! That is the book that we have been hard at work on. As you can see we have used Crossroads Denim in many of the projects, but these techniques can also be used with recycled denim, or denim yardage, or any other fabric that is double sided and rips well. If you want to use a solid cotton you can test the fraying qualities of the fabric, and if it frays too much you could serge the edges of your fabric strips.

Want to win a copy of the book?? Simply leave a comment below about your favorite technique and you’ll be entered! The contest is over, thanks for everyone who entered!


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111 Responses to Win a New Book! Dimensional Denim

  1. Karen says:

    I have made a lot of things from old denim jeans and shirts, wish I’d known about the zig zag technique it’s fascinating, different ways you look at it you see different images. Love it!

  2. KyKwiltz says:

    I LOVE the look of a denim rag quilt – it’s all about the texture. And I’ve got a stash of old jeans that are just screaming for a makeover.

  3. Gail Kent says:

    The strip cord- but they all look like good ideas. Love denim.

  4. Jan Gunter says:

    OOO I have a bunch of old jeans!! This would be fun to do!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. Wanda Mehrer says:

    I would love to win this book. A friend just gave me rubbermaids full of old denim, so I have lots to experiment with!! The patterns all look so intriguing!

  6. I love the spiral flower and the corded technique. Love the simplicity of the solid fabric but the complexities of the patterns you can create. So fun and visually interesting!

  7. Dorrie Shields says:

    Love all these ideas, zig zag would probably my first to try out. All the very best with this new book, fab!

  8. Marilyn Chachere says:

    I love denim and I love manipulating the fabric into something one wouldn’t expect… something that also amazes me.

  9. Carmen N says:

    Ripping instead of cutting?! I’m intrigued

  10. Karyl says:

    The first technique I would like to try is the spiral flower.

  11. Cindy says:

    The Zig Zag technique looks fascinating. I have a pile of denim scraps that could use this method.

  12. Peggy says:

    Although I can’t wait to try them all, I think I love the box pleat the best & I’d love to make a scarf like the one pictured.

  13. bernita thomas says:

    this book is the BOMB!!!!!!!!! such great ideas to re-purpose my old jeans and new creative home ideas…thanks

  14. Brenda Aigner says:

    I would love to try the circular fringed pillows

  15. Kathleen Lee says:

    I really love the spiral flower and the woven technique…I want to try them all actually :-)

  16. Sandy Davis says:

    I teach sewing at my local Babylock dealership and would love to use these ideas for some new, fresh classes! I’m always looking for inspiration and this book looks like it is very inspiring!

  17. Janet Hall-Frith says:

    I have made so many items from recycled denim and even covered my lounge suite with it, so this book is a new twist with many different ideas.

  18. Glenda Fowler says:

    I really like the pillows with the top covered with a fabric flower.

  19. Carolyn Howland says:

    I am intrigued by the origami techniques. It would thrill me to win a copy of this book, thank you for the opportunity to do so.

  20. marta says:

    I like the ideas and I have many Denims .I cant wait to start a recycling project.

  21. Ruchama says:

    I can’t decide which of these is best. I think almost any of them but the ruffles would be useful to help me use up the denim I have stashed waiting for a good project.

  22. Pattie says:

    Oh my goodness…I have two drawers full of my family’s old jeans to use for projects…this book is wonderful!!!!! Thanks so much!

  23. Nancy M says:

    I like using the fabric manipulation to create 3-D folded effects on projects.

  24. Luana Golden says:

    Wow excited to see technique, theres nothing close to this book here. Unless ordered thanks for keeping all crafts updated sms fresh.

  25. Denise Holland says:

    I love the box pleating with pinching it upward! I would love to create a project and teach these techniques at my local quilt shop. Thanks for the ideas.

  26. Sarah Seeley says:

    They all look like great fun..I really like the origami hexagons!

  27. karen says:

    awesome! I love learning new techniques and sharing with others

  28. Patricia Vajda says:

    The Spiral Flower looks like something I’d love to make.

  29. Darlene Jacolik says:

    The strip cord technique is my favorite. I also really like the spiral flower.

  30. Sue McGovney says:

    with the ideas in this book I could make an amazing denim jacket and also use up some of the old jeans have saved.

  31. Diana Ozgur says:

    I just love them all I’m going to make pillows and scarves using the zig zag

  32. Diana Ozgur says:

    The book looks fantastic, I’m going to try the ruffles first.

  33. SONJA H HANSEN says:

    I am excited to learn how to do the circles.

  34. Susan Jones says:

    I love the use of origami to create such beautiful results.

  35. Tina says:

    Love the origami and the triangles. Cute

  36. Susan Lanctot says:

    I have been collecting used jeans and would love to use them with these techniques!

  37. Georgette Sumrok says:

    I love anything done with denim!!

  38. Sandra Kellner says:

    I love the Crossroads Denim fabric, I have it in every colour and am at the present using the fabric for bags and jeans. Would love a copy of the new book to add more techniques.

  39. mandy whalen says:

    The strip wave technique looks very interesting, I have always the smocked look.

  40. Karen Berard says:

    I love the weaving technique

  41. Tina says:

    Love the zig zag and spiral flower. I also love denim; so comfy.

  42. Barbara says:

    I really like the zig zag technique. I would like to use that in a bag, a vest or jacket. Other interesting techniques too.

  43. Gina S. says:

    Loving the spiral and box pleated pillows.

  44. Linda Anderson says:

    I like the strip wave and the ruffles. I make several things out of recycled denim jeans and this would add a different design on my products.,

  45. BJ Marley says:

    I want to try all the techniques, but the zig zag is the one I want to try first.

  46. Kathy Sell says:

    Origami in all its forms fascinates me! Would love to use fabric origami.

  47. Joy says:

    So many cool techniques. I expecially like the spiral flower and the strip cord. Yet another reason to buy a new book and more fabric! Great book.

  48. Joy says:

    So many cool techniques. I especially love the spiral flower and the strip cord. Yet another reason to buy a new book and more fabric! Beautiful book full of amazing projects.

  49. gwen says:

    Love the ideas. Hope there are instructions to aid in construction of these awesome projects.

  50. Agnes Palko says:

    What lovely ideas! I have been making bags from jeans but would love to learn new techniques for embellishment. Especially love the spiral flowers. :)

  51. Peg G says:

    The zigzag technique really caught my attention. It was an immediate, “How did they do that!” kind of moment.

  52. Linda White says:

    I love the weaving. I have a collection of the Crossroads Demin just waiting for a project.

  53. Alyce says:

    I’d like to make pillows, love all the ideas.

  54. Joan Mitchell says:

    The zigzag technique and the origami squares both fascinate me. Also the origami hexies…

  55. Marilyn Cain says:

    So many pretty designs. LOVE the zig zag and the strip flower.

  56. Carolyn says:

    This book presents so many possibilities! Can’t wait to try them.

  57. NannyPenny says:

    I love the strip & Stitch, it reminds me of chenille. I have been saving denim for a long time, with 3 boys and a Goodwill store that I have utilized for denim over the years, I am ready for some projects!

  58. Linda Johnson says:

    Great projects! I love the zig-zag technique and the origami folded projects.

  59. Kathe Gardner says:

    Love this as I do a lot of repurposing and/or recycling of fabrics from jeans to clothes. Thanks.

  60. Rhonda Farris says:

    I would love to win this book! There are so many techniques I would like to utilize.

  61. Nancy Perry says:

    I’ve madenfloor pillows with denim and not there are other options – yeah

  62. sandra morris says:

    Love them all, but the origami with it’s textures and color is spectacular. I see lots of pillows in my future.

  63. Donna Klug says:

    Wow! What fun! I already have my family sending me their worn out jeans! Plus I have a stash of Crossroads Denim just waiting for projects like these! Thank you for writing this book!

  64. Elena Budjako says:

    Would love to apply these interesting techniques on my denim handbags I make out of old jeans I purchase at thrift shops! Thanks for the opportunity to win and learn!

  65. Patty Hutton says:

    I love to recycle and re-purpose clothing, dishes or furniture. I love finding creative ideas!

  66. Annette Deardurff says:

    I love the origami technique! Looks like a fabulous book!

  67. Cheryl S says:

    Lots of fun and unique methods but the strip technique fascinates me.

  68. Juanita Vega DeJoseph says:

    We need to rename denim and call it fab fabric! These projects show its incredible versatility. The boxed pleat pinched up pillow is one of my favorites.

  69. pamela freeman says:

    I love the swirls .really all of it!

  70. marie says:

    I just love the colors that were used in these designs. Your designs are so delightful and inspiring to me. This is so timely because I have been really wanting to be making stuff from denim lately…

  71. marie says:

    I just love the colors used in these items. Your designs are so delightful and inspiring. I have really been looking at doing some denim items lately. this is so timely…

  72. Cecelia says:

    I love the spirals!

  73. Janet T says:

    I like the spiral flowers.

  74. Teri says:

    Pleated technique so much texture!

  75. Teri says:

    The pleated technique is great so much texture!

  76. MicheleTimms says:

    My favorite technique is folding fabric like as an Origami fashion! This look looks amazing, I’d love to experiment and make most of these projects! Thanks for the chance!

  77. Patty Hutton says:

    I love to recycle and re-purpose!

  78. Patty Hutton says:

    I love to recycle and re-purpose denim, clothes, just anything.

  79. Judy Townsend says:

    I have only used the Strip Cord technique, but would love to learn all of these techniques!

  80. Mary Haak says:

    The Spiral Flower is definitely my favorite! I can’t wait to make some for my home – it will add a lovely designer touch!

  81. Nancy Modell says:

    wow can’t wait the throw pillows are wonderful I’ll be making several

  82. Carmen says:

    Always looking for new project ideas & love to up cycle. These are great ideas!

  83. SuzyReno says:

    Do I have to pick just one? They all look interesting, but I’d try that spiral flower technique first to make some throw pillows for my daughter.

  84. Mary Bellamy says:

    Love them all……….they would make a great floor quilt for a grandbaby!

  85. Lori M. says:

    I love recycled denim, I have lots….I loved the stripped and box pieces, cannot wait to win the book and try them…..Thank you for the giveaway……

  86. Loretta Miller says:

    I love the origami squares and love using recycled denim. Looks like a great book.

  87. Lori Smanski says:

    this looks like so much fun. I really love the origami technique. But really they all look like so much fun. I have a lot of old denim pants waiting to be used for something. Thanks for a chance.And thanks for all the hard work you put into making the book.

  88. Chris Lynch says:

    I love the bias strip spirals.

  89. Marilyn Snow says:

    The zig zag technique is my favorite, but I would love to try some of the other techniques, too. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  90. Rae Wallace Wallace says:

    I am always looking for new projects. This book is just what I need.

  91. Jennifer A Hirschi says:

    Love the zigzag! I’m sure I could find projects for using each of the techniques!

  92. Genevieve Barnes says:

    I like the origami technique. I’d love to try some of the projects shown from this book.

  93. Marilyn Strain says:

    All of these are *very* interesting techniques….I favor the hexagons and strip cord. I have boxes of denim that need to be used.

  94. Cathy Elliott says:

    Box pleating

  95. Linda F says:

    Would love to try the origami squares technique.

  96. Pat Matteo says:

    Love using recycled denim.

  97. Susan Wren says:

    Just love the way the hexagons look!!!

  98. Lori Chvojka says:

    I am new to quilting and I have been just fussing cutting pieces and sewing them together. I am very intrigued by paper piecing and would love to learn it.

  99. sally tibbetts says:

    So LOVE Amy’s work and recently purchased NOTIONS to give to a friend–I’ve bought several copies for friends. I’ve been dying to make a crazy quilt from denim and I know this book would be inspiring‚ĶSure hope I can win a copy! If I don’t–I’ll definitely be ordering it.

  100. Char Morrison says:

    I really like the strip and stitch technique.

  101. Chris Snyder says:

    Love recycling Denim!!!

  102. Lynne Weinberger says:

    I love how the box pleat technique is transformed into a stunning scarf. So clever!

  103. Brenda Aigner says:

    I love the box pleat pillows. Dressy casual!

  104. carla mckinney says:

    And the scarves are lovely, too!

  105. Kathe Gardner says:

    I love repurposing and have worked with old jeans, t-shirts and men’s shirts. Thanks.

  106. carla mckinney says:

    Love the weaving – beautiful pillows!!

  107. Brenda Aigner says:

    I love the box pleat idea for pillows. Dressy Casual!

  108. Janet Hartje says:

    I think the Origami squares would be a lot of fun to create!

  109. Jean Maumenee says:

    I like the Strip n’ Stitch technique. I can see lots of possibilities.

  110. Charity says:

    Oh, these are all such fabulous ideas! Love the spiral flower and the zigzag, particularly!

  111. Cassandra Edson says:

    The zig zag technique really stood out to me among all the other interesting ideas–I love texture!

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