Friday, September 11, 2015

interested in testing my patterns?

Now that the kids are back at school and I have a lot more time for sewing, I was super happy to get back to designing and pattern writing. Oh, what a joy!


I'm almost finished with my newest pattern for a pouch (a little sneak peek above) and I have quite a few designs for both bags and pouches I'm hoping to publish in the next few months. I'd better get cracking :).

With pattern writing, of course, comes the need to have those patterns tested. I was wondering, would any of you, my lovely friends, like to test my future patterns for me? I'm putting together a new, updated database of testers. Here's what it would involve.

I'm looking for willing people who:
- have some experience sewing bags or pouches
- can make a project on deadline (usually 2-3 weeks) and send me at least one clear, well lit picture
- can proof read the instructions and give me feedback on how to make them more user friendly
 
Each pattern tester will receive a final PDF copy of the pattern, one free pattern of choice from my already published patterns, and will have a photo of their project (with links back to their blog, website, or Flickr stream) published on my blog.
 
If you're up for it please send me an email at svetlana.sotak@gmail.com or simply leave a comment below (just make sure I have a way of contacting you).
 
One more thing before I go, if you tested for me before and would like to be put on my new list, please send me an email as well.
 
Thank you everyone. Wishing you all a super lovely weekend.
 
Svetlana


58 comments:

  1. I am interested! I have made a few lola and triangle pouches lately and am hooked.

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  2. I would be interested in testing for you. I love making bags! I have made your Two in One zip pouch in the past. https://www.flickr.com/photos/msboni83/16211773677/in/dateposted-public/

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  3. Im interested in making bags and pouches. With three kids, i love making things for them. The oldest is a girl and she loves bags

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  4. I'd love to do some testing! I've made a bunch of zipper and box pouches as well as a new bags. New skills and patterns are always awesome to try.

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  5. I'd love to test for you. I have quite a bit of experience making bags- love to make them and love zippers!

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  6. Hey Svetlana

    it would be a pleasure to me to test your pattern. I have some experience it making bags and I'm not scared about sewing zippers.
    Love hearing from you

    Judith

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  7. i would love to test your pattern :)

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  8. yes please! Love testing for you and would love to do it again!

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  9. Yes I can!
    Best regards from Germany,
    Kathrin :-)
    www.dreipunktewerk.blogspot.de

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  10. I would love to help out Svetlana! I was just raving about your Lola pouch to a blogging friend! This one looks beautiful! susansnooks135@gmail.com

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  11. I am interested, I sent you an email from deetaylor183@yahoo.com

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  12. Greetings from the coast of Maine! I love sewing...and would love to be one of your pattern testers! I've made quite a few bags and purses in my time...along with dress making and quilting...
    Sweet blessings,
    Laura

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  13. I'm definitely interested. Love to have a deadline!

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  14. Hi I have tested for you before and loved it. Would be thrilled to be able to do more test. I hope I gave good feedback last time. Regards Karen karen.schulz@paradise.net.nz - www.madewithmytwohands.blogspot.com

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  15. I would love to test for you again! I was a tester for double zip pouch! I also sent you an email.

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  16. Love the fabric choice in the sneak peek, those colors just sing together!

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  17. I would love to be a pattern tester!! You can email me at zelda139 at sbcglobal.net if you need someone.

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  18. I would love to pattern test for you! I can be found at www.MarciGirlDesigns.com and on IG @Marci_Girl I have quite a lot of experience sewing all the things, so anything you throw at me, I'm ready to take on!

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  19. I would love to Sverlana. I am an experienced sewer and used to proof read in a former life! Debinnz@gmail.com

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  20. I would love to be a pattern tester also! I've been quilting and sewing for 20+ years.

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  21. I would definitely love to be on your pattern tester list! I love sewing bags and pouches and have tested multiple bags for various designers. I haven't sewn all of your patterns (yet), but I do love all of the ones that I have seen and what I have sewn :)

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    1. I forgot to say that I can be e-mailed at turtlers74 (at) gmaildotcom .

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  22. I would love to be a tester, have made several pouches and am very detail oriented. My day job is editing documents.

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  23. I would love to be a pattern tester for you Svetlana as I really like to make bags and pouches:)

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  24. I would love to be a pattern tester for you. I've made a few of your Lola pouch and I love it. Love your work and it would be a pleasure to test for you. My sewing can be seen at @happygolizzie and my email address is Gina.coetzer@bigpond.com
    I've made lots of pouches and totes...lots.

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  25. yes, Svetlana....I'd love to test future patterns!

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  26. Yes please. I would delight to test your patterns.

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  27. I'd love to, I am pretty sure pouches are my favorite non garment thing to sew! Regardless, I'm excited to see more of your patterns!

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  28. I would love to test some of your patterns.

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  29. There are already a lot of people willing to test. If you need someone someday I'd test, too. The sneak peak makes me very curious. Very. Curious. :)

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  30. There are already a lot of people willing to test. If you need someone someday I'd test, too. The sneak peak makes me very curious. Very. Curious. :)

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  31. What a lovely teaser. Pouches are always great and perfect as gifts! you know my email :)

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  32. Yes, I too would love to test your patterns. What fun!

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  33. Wow! You already have quite a long list of testers, but I'll try my luck! I'd love to test your patterns! I live in Spain and while not too active on my blog these last months I'll be trying to start again posting my projects. Thanks for the chance

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  34. Great opportunity! ….have made lots of bags... presently hooked on your Lola bag pattern. I recently retired from teaching sewing to middle schoolers so have experience proofing directions & time. I would love to be one of your testers.

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  35. Hi Svetlana! I love pouches and bags and have made some. Would live to be a tester when You need one.
    clattie@prodigy.net.mx
    @carmenattie on IG

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  36. Hi! I would love to be added to your testing group. I have tested many patterns for Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. I love making bags and pouches and am always on the lookout for a fun new design. I don't have a blog, but am on Flickr (iamhollyb) and Instagram (@iamhollyb).

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  37. I would love to be a pattern tester for you. I've made about 10 bags all from the same pattern so I could provide a newbie perspective. I have made lots of pouches though.

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  38. I love your designs, so I'd be happy to help, although sometimes I may have to decline as life may be busy!

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    1. PS delighted you are getting them tested - I've followed some instructions that clearly haven't been tested!

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  39. I would love to be a pouch pattern tester for you.Thanks for the chance!

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  40. I would LOVE to pattern test for you!!! What an opportunity. I've made lots of pouches and bags and I'm not afraid of zippers. I'd love the opportunity to sharpen my skills. You can reach me at smallich@gmail. Thank you!

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  41. I would love to pattern test for you.
    hijoffeATgmailDOTcom

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  42. Aloha Svetlana,
    I would love to test your pattern instructions. You can reach me at pharbottle@gmail.com
    I have over 30 years sewing and crafting experience, this sounds like a fun thing to do.

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  43. Who wouldn't want to pattern test for you!?! Julie: sublimebabynz@gmail.com

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  44. I would love to test a pattern for you. I haven't done that before, and have always been envious of "pattern testers"! I make and sell bags locally and in my Etsy store, MoodStrings. You can reach me at klvmmm@gmail.com. Though the bags I sell are my own designs, I love learning new techniques and I make lots of bags for myself from other people's patterns. Thanks!

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  45. It would be great to test your patterns. I have made some of your patterns and other bags and pouches.

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  46. Happy to help out - looks like you've been flooded with offers!

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  47. I would be interested in testing patterns for you, You can contact me at ljtneedlewkr@gmail.com
    Thanks for considering me.

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  48. Hi Svetlana :) I would love to pattern test for you :)

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  49. I would like to test your patterns. I have tested a couple times for items in books before publications. You pouches and bags are very cute. mjlarsonatwisper-wireless.com

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  50. Hello.
    I would be very interested in testing patterns for you. My email address is p.ioannas - @ - gmail.com

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  51. I would be interested in testing patterns. As a Former school teacher, I love to edit! I have also taught a few sewing classes so I have some idea about what can be confusing to novices. My email is dch323@gmail.com

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  52. Just saw this. If you are looking for more testers, I'd love to be added. I've tested for Kitschy Coo, Sew Sweetness, Radiant Home, Kristin Link (SewMamaSew), and a couple others. You can see my work on IG at PerfectionNotIncluded. My e-mail is: klumapas at gmail dot com Thanks!

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  53. Hi Svetlana - I emailed about testing a few weeks ago, then saw a post that you had sent out confirmation, so I resent my email since I didn't hear from you. I still haven't heard a confirmation that you received an email from me, but I am hoping you did. Either way, I'm eager to see your new patterns. The email would have come from sewnotperfectblog{at}gmail

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