Amy Barickman’s Vintage Inspired Modern Style Design Challenge

I have a big cool Design Challenge to tell you about today!

Amy Barickman has partnered with Singer and Coats & Clark, to bring you the

Vintage-Inspired, Modern Style Design Challenge will be hosting the challenge on their website (

This challenge was created to celebrate the history of sewing by recognizing both SINGER® and Coats & Clark, who are both celebrating significant anniversaries this year (160th and 200th, respectively); as well as educate and inspire through the life and work of Mary Brooks Picken, the authority on fashion and dressmaking in the early and mid-1900s.

See Mary’s connection to both SINGER® and Coats & Clark in this video that explains the whole challenge and the fabulousness you can win!

Mary’s work is the basis for Amy’s book, Vintage Notions. Be sure to view the new Vintage Notions video on It shares Mary’s history & dives deeper into the projects, departments & materials you will find within its pages.

This challenge is an opportunity to encourage fashion enthusiasts to use their sewing skills and creativity to make a wearable fashion project.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, March 12th at 11:59 pm (EST). The winners will be announced Monday, March 26th.

Amy also asked me to share with you Craft Gossip readers the code VMCB for 20% off a one-time order at Indygo Junction. Just add items to your cart, enter the promo code VMCB and click update cart!!

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