Welcome to stop #3 on the Indygo Junction blog tour! As many of you know, I LOVE creating with Crossroads Denim so I was delighted when my friends at Indygo Junction invited me to join in today! Crossroads Denim is available in lots of beautiful colors… and… take a look at these 5 new colors. Awesome! When I saw the Cactus Flower pink it just screamed SPRINGTIME to me and, well… it just makes me happy!
My inspiration for this project comes from hand-carved wood stamps from my friend Mahe (who lives in Pakistan) and I thought it would be fun to hand-stamp my denim pieces. I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in white and stamped alternating lines of the two stamp designs. Even though the denim has a slight texture on the right side, it takes the stamped design beautifully! Once that paint was dry, I headed to my sewing machine to stitch up a quick and easy zippered pouch. As you can see, it’s fun to play with bright color combos. I used Pistachio for the lining. I love the texture and feel of this denim and although it is soft, it has a great weight to make this sturdy pouch.
Amy Barickman is the inspiration behind Crossroads Denim and she was inspired to take classic denim and update it for an urban lifestyle. The first step in this process was finding a fabric with the right feel. She didn’t want the denim to be stiff and fussy, so she had it pre-washed and softened. This made it useful not only for garments but also for home dec and quilting. Then she worked on color; inspired by an urban arts district in Amy’s hometown of Kansas City, she came up with 18 gorgeous colors including Downtown Teal, Weathered Indygo, Coffee House Brown and Midtown Moss. Doesn’t that sound yummy! And, did I mention, they’re made in the USA :)
Before you go, be sure you check this out! In celebration of this super cool blog tour, Indygo Junction is offering 20% off of all purchases from their website using the code xroads20, so head on over and pick your favorite colors (and patterns).
And, here’s a complete line-up of links for this Crossroads Denim blog tour which is culminating in a fabric and pattern giveaway. Please stop by and leave your comments!
3/17 Fishsticks Designs
3/19 Cool 2 Craft
3/24 See How We Sew
3/25 Crafty Planner
3/26 Therm O Web
3/28 Indygo Junction
Disclosure: Fabric provided by Indygo Junction. Design and enthusiasm are my own!