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Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Book Tour (and Giveaway!)

I can’t tell you how excited I was to be asked to be on the book tour for Amy Barickman’s new book, Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers!   There are so many fun little embellishments packed in here that use tiny scrap pieces of fabric.  I chose to make one that even uses recycled fabric!  (I love putting previously-loved clothing to new use.)  Amy’s instructions made turning these two pairs of my 13-year-old son’s old jeans into a beautiful Ragged Edge Rose so simple! My 15-year-old daughter, Samantha, pinned this rose to her denim library bag, and it went from simple to “That is so cool, Mom!” instantly.Since I gave up my first rose, I had to make a second one. I happen to own a denim jacket like the one in the book photo, and it was looking a little boring. It needed a Ragged Edge Rose made with colored denim! A quick run out to a local thrift store turned up the perfect pair of pink jeans. And now, look at my jacket!  (I hope we have at least a few more days cool enough here for me to wear it!)
Want to take a peek at some of the other flowers in the book?

Are you inspired to start ripping up some old jeans and digging through your scrap pile to make some fabric flowers of your own? Great! You have a chance to win your own copy of Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers AND some fun tools from Clover: Fuse ‘n Gather & Wrap ‘n Fuse Piping!
To enter, just leave a comment telling me which flower you’d like to try out first and/or what you would embellish with your own handmade fabric flower! I’ll leave the giveaway open through Wednesday, February 27th at 10 p. m. EST and announce the randomly-chosen winner on Thursday, 2/28.


Wait! That’s not all! You get a prize without even entering! Everyone who reads this can go shopping right now in the Indygo Junction Store and receive 20% off of your whole order! Just use the code: FFBK15. This code is valid through 5/1/2013.
A flower a day & 25 chances to win! Don’t miss a stop on Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Blog Tour:
2/2/13 – Indygo Junction Kick Off Post

2/4/13 – Kollabora

2/5/13 – CraftFoxes

2/6/13 – Sewing Secrets

2/7/13 – Princess Lasertron

2/8/13 – Dollar Store Crafts

2/11/13 – Tatertots & Jello

2/12/13 – Family Ever After

2/13/13 – This Mama Makes Stuff

2/14/13 – Amy’s Creative Side

2/15/13 – Today’s Creative Blog

2/18/13 – Lazy Girl Designs

2/19/13 – Skip to My Lou

2/20/13 – The Sewing Loft

2/21/13 – The Crafty Cupboard

2/22/13 – Fishsticks Designs <—— Today’s tour stop!

2/25/13 – Taradara

2/26/13 – Diary of a Quilter

2/27/13 – Craft Gossip

2/28/13 – How Joyful

3/1/13 – Lindsay Sews

3/4/13 – Flamingo Toes

3/5/13 – In Color Order

3/6/13 – See Kate Sew

3/7/13 – Handmade Charlotte

3/8/13 – Sew Caroline

3/9/13 – Indygo Junction Wrap Up Post, Bonus Giveaway & Free Flower Project

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79 Responses to Indygo Junction’s Fabric Flowers Book Tour (and Giveaway!)

  • Katie says:

    I would try the purple poppy looking one first. They all look great though. I think I would make hair bows for my girls with them.

  • Joyce Mitchell says:

    I can’t choose which one to make first, but they’d look great on a purse or tote bag. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • LJ says:

    I really like the fringed denim flower especially the touch of pink that you added. I’m wondering if that was suggested in the book or if you added that on your own. Either way – just lovely. I’d add a couple of the fringed ones to a hat.

  • Rachael says:

    I really love the denim with a touch of pink that you made. I would probably add it to a green denim jacket I have.

  • Sarah says:

    I absolutely want to make the ragged denim rose for both my denim jacket and an old-boring-but-still-good cotton blazer! What a fun idea to perk things up!

  • Tammy says:

    I would lvoe to make some fo those ragged edged roses. and maybe put them on a headband or at the end of a scarf. Or to use as a pin..

  • Fawn Bohlken says:

    I’d love to make that ragged edged rose. I always wear denim and I think it’d be fun to dress up a non-denim jacket with some ragged edged roses to tie together the look! Thinking white button-up shirt, sage colored jacket, faded denim jeans and a ragged edged faded denim rose and maybe some brown boots 🙂

  • Francesca says:

    I’d make the Magnificent Mum or Pretty Petals and I would embellish a headband or a Spring time wreath with one or both of them. Thanks for the fabulous giveaway…

  • Jane T says:

    I believe I feel a purchase coming on. Love the flowers shown. They would look so cute on lots of projects.

  • Patricia Gibbs says:

    First, I would like to learn how to make the pansies that are on the cover. I really would like to win this giveaway and make them all. They would all go great on my granddaughter’s and grand nieces clothing and accessories.

  • Morgan says:

    I like those pansies! I’d make a wreath for my front door for spring, and embellish the purse I keep meaning to make. 😉

  • Beth says:

    I really like the fringed denim flower. I also have a denim jacket that is looking rather boring now! I need to jazz it up with a flower. I make lots of bags too. There are several bags that need a denim flower.

  • Trish Hanson says:

    I love the flower you made with the pink! I make purses and bags so I’m always looking for new embellishments for them!

  • Tonya says:

    I have a huge pile of old jeans that neither me or my kids can wear anymore. I’ve already made my sister a queen size blanket from these and still have plenty left. I can probably make two or three more blankets but I’m wanting to try another project with them. Thought about making tote bags or purses and I think the denim rose would look perfect with these. 🙂 Also have over a dozen totes of fabric I want to start doing projects with.

  • Kay says:

    I just love your pink and denim flower, the great thing is it is virtually free too. None of the flowers look like they will take ages to make which is also a bonus, sometimes it is nice to have a quick crafty fix wit instant results. I would put the flowers on hand made bags, also as broaches on my coats. Thanks for sharing. It is lovely to meet you on the blog hop too.

  • Laura/Readerwoman says:

    I would love to experiment with denim, I can’t make myself get rid of old jeans, so I have quite a stash! AND I am in love with making flowers and adorning them with buttons from my collection. Your denim flower is an inspiration!
    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of this book…

  • Kim Leavens says:

    I would make the Yo-Yo bouquets first, winter is long and I’m ready for spring, and I love to make them, then definately the pansies as these are my fave flowers to grow. Thanx for the super giveaway!!

  • Jeannette Cullen says:

    If I had to choose I would love the wedding bouquet, I could just use it around the house, sprinkle some scented oil on it and magic……real flowers! Love them all!!!!

  • Debra Bopp says:

    I would love to try all of these flowers, they are so pretty! They would all look wonderful as part of a headband or even on one of my dogs collars to make them pretty too!

  • nopinkhere says:

    The one with the zipper is cool. But I’d be more likely to use the tailored looking spiral one in the big picture on the cover. (Just not a floofy person)

  • Michelle Smith says:

    I love the tshirt flowers. My 2 1/2 year old daughter loves flowers. These would be awesome to embellish her clothes and purses.

  • Susan says:

    I love the pink flower you made for your jacket! It really pops!

    I think I would make some flowers to go on a headband for my daughter. Thanks for this giveaway!

  • ElizabethO says:

    Wow! Love your rose!!!, the pink denim surely makes it pop!!! I would love to make allof the flowers shown so far, but I do own a white denim jacket that is being in my closet because it is to blah! This will be a fabulous way to accessorize! Thank you for sharing!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  • Laura says:

    I like your rose and would like to try making some. I would use them as embellishments for some purses and as pins.

  • Lady_D says:

    Honestly, I can’t say which of the beautiful flowers featured in Amy Barickman’s book I would try first. It would probably take a month for me to figure that out and gather up the necessary supplies and tools for the project.

    My denim jacket does need some embellishment though, so I would be quite likely to wear my flower there, as long as the weather remains cool. In order not to limit my flower to being used on only one garment, I would be most likely to attach the flower to a pin of some type, so as the weather changes, my flower would be mobile enough to be used on other compatible garments or tote bags.

  • Jessica says:

    I think of all the flowers I’ve seen so far, the one made with the selvedge strips would be the first one I would make. Mostly because I have a TON of scraps right now 🙂

  • Gina S. says:

    I love the denim with pink! I would put the flowers on my grand daughters dresses, head bands, and bags.

  • Susan Smith says:

    AB12302 is my favourite – it is the stretch fabric one on a necklace. Instant tee dress up! Susan

  • Corinne says:

    I would like to make enough flower brooches for each woman attending my Mother’s Day tea party. Then I’d make more for totes and jacket lapels, and more for topping gift boxes.

  • usairdoll says:

    How creative! Such fun and lovely flowers! I’d love to start with the Ragged Edge Rose, then the one on the book cover with the piping. I’d make every flower! hehe.

    Thank you for a super giveaway and a chance to win.


  • Dianne Fitch says:

    I’m going to try some of the raw edged flowers and some of the yo-yo flowers. I’m going to try putting them on an art quilt.

  • Debbie E. says:

    I have so many plain, ho-hum denim jackets just begging for a denim and pink fabric rose. I like a bit of bling so maybe a few sequins to boot!

  • Pamela Schofield says:

    I’d like to add a flower on the new Katie J. jumper I’m making for my little grandaughter and perhaps a matching headband with a flower addornment.

  • Beth T. says:

    I would be giving this book to my sweet niece, Jessie. I think we would then embellish our totes with lovely flowers.

  • Sherryl says:

    My daughter loves to wear headbands and big flower pins in her hair. I’d love to combine the two and make a big felt flower on a headband for her! Looks like a fabulous book. I love fabric flowers!

  • Rhonda Desgranges says:

    Love those raggedy edged denim roses. I would make those first. Thanks for the chance
    to win!!


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