If you’re interested in sewing, chances are that the creative process fascinates you. Yet, sometimes it’s helpful to have inspiration on adding details to make a style your own! Amy Barickman, of Indygo Junction, has mastered the art of personalizing patterns. She joined me on Sewing With Nancy for a 2-part series, One Easy Pattern—Six Terrific Looks.


Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy Guest Amy Barickman one easy pattern six terrific looks



This blog post features three of the inspirations. Here’s a preview:

Look #1—Showcase the Fabric

The first version of the featured jacket highlights the fabric. The swing silhouette with the mandarin collar lets the fabric be the focal point. We’ll then use this easy-sew style to add our creative touches.One Easy Pattern - Six Terrific Looks by Nancy Zieman and Amy Barickman

Look #2—Button Art

For our second terrific look, make a statement with a framed, super-sized covered button. Needle Felting was added to the covered button fabric—an accent that can be completed in mere minutes. Then add framing, a rectangle of fabric behind the button—it’s now Button Art!One Easy Pattern - Six Terrific Looks by Nancy Zieman and Amy Barickman

Look #3—Fleece & Felting Combo

Easy-to-sew fleece is the perfect palette to showcase two terrific techniques. For our third option, we started with a free-form needle felting design—it adds great impact. We enhanced the jacket even further with a whip stitched edge. You’ll enjoy learning the magical tip that ensures all the stitching will be perfectly even!One Easy Pattern - Six Terrific Looks by Nancy Zieman and Amy Barickman

The pattern, book, and DVD are available as a terrific combo:  One Easy Pattern—Six Terrific Looks.

One Easy Pattern - Six Terrific Looks by Nancy Zieman and Amy Barickman

Nancy Zieman's Giveaway

For a chance to win a copy of One Easy Pattern—Six Terrific Looks vote for your favorite look. Three more looks are coming next week. Vote once this week and again next week by posting a comment below. A random winner will receive the book/pattern combo.

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Amy Barickman & Nancy Zieman Sewing With Nancy



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