Sewing With Gingham - Meet Amy Barickman!

Hi Everyone! Welcome to Sewing With Gingham! I'm excited to introduce my friend, Amy Barickman, to all of you! Amy has graciously agreed to be a guest instructor with us on Sewing With Cinnamon & Friends! She's has so much experience in the industry and has created multiple sewing courses. This is such a treat! The course she is presenting is the Gingham Primer Course.

Amy will be presenting the course overview the next few installments with a fun sewing project, in-depth history lesson, and PDF printables all about vintage gingham. Then I will bring it all together in the final week with a close up look at how we've used what we've learned to make darling doll-size aprons with the Love U Bunches Retro Apron pattern!

I met Amy earlier this year at Phoenix Quilt Con and we hit it off immediately! I knew she would be. great fit for our sewing community! I'm super excited to bring her courses to you!

More about Amy:  Amy Is a creative arts entrepreneur, author of Vintage Notions, and founder of pattern company Indigo Junction. With over 30 years of experience, she has collected and curated vintage textiles and set to inspire your modern makes. She ids passionate about helping creatives find inspiration for handmade projects to make them easily and cultivate more joy in everyday lining with needle and thread!

Learn more about Amy Barickman at her website!


I thought it would be great to sit down and chat with her on Zoom, so you all could get to know her a bit too! Watch this video below:


Isn't she great? It was fun to hear about her love for vintage sewing. If you're interested in the Vintage Notions book, you can find that right here on Pixie Faire!

SWC special offer! Get 20% off with discount code: AMYB20


Here's a sneak peek at the Gingham Primer Course, kicking off next Tuesday!

Now it's time to gather up all your supplies so you can follow along over the next few weeks as we make the vintage drawstring bag, learn a little cross stitch, or "chicken scratch" as they call it, and sew up doll-sized aprons perfect for holiday baking!

You'll need the following supplies:

  • 18 x 22 (Fat Quarter) Gingham fabric (or up cycled item such as vintage apron, dress shirt, etc) for the Drawstring Bag project, featured by Amy Barickman.
  • 18 x 22 (Fat Quarter) small gingham fabric for the Love U Bunches Retro Apron doll-scale project. 
  • Two - Four Skeins embroidery floss to create your desired cross stitch embellishments
  • One Hand Sewing Needle (for embroidery)
  • One embroidery hoop 4"  or larger depending on the size of the design

Get the Gingham Course Kit today!

SWC members: Get 20% off the kit with discount code: SWCKIT2211

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Marcy Mahle
Marcy Mahle

November 29, 2022

Amy is a wonderful person and has so much to teach us all about vintage everything. I own many of her books including Vintage Notions which is amazing. So happy to have her here at Pixie Faire. Oh yes, if you do not have her book Vintage Notions, you must order it. Truly is amazing.


November 09, 2022

Looking forward to this. I also have her book! It’s wonderful.


November 03, 2022

When I was a little girl of 2, my mama made me one of my all time favourite dresses. It was a bright green gingham with black rickrack and a black cat applique. I have been crazy about gingham ever since. I am looking forward to the chicken scratch embroidery a lot! I have a fun idea for a Les Cherie’s dress…

Melinda Autry
Melinda Autry

November 01, 2022

I am so excited about this month’s topic and guest! I love gingham and I have been buying Amy’s patterns for years! This is going to be so much fun.

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