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pattern testers i love

It’s true, I really love my pattern testers.  I love that with each new set of eyes something different and lovely is created, mistakes are caught, and new ideas are brought forward.  I wanted to share today a little round up of a few of my friends who I begged to test my pattern, I always feel a little guilty asking anyone for help, but I’m so glad I did.  They did amazing and I love how each put their personality to their version of my newest pattern, the Go Anywhere Bag.

Gail of Probably Actually (read her post about it here) I’m always inspired when I see the beautiful pictures of the things she makes.

Leila of Where the Orchids Grow who amazes me with her patchwork and love of Japanese prints.

Anna's new Bag. (front) Anna's new bag! (front)

Jeannie (who is so speedy she made 2 amazing versions! beautiful job Jeannie.)

Nikki of The Girl Who Quilts (amazing girl who sews up amazing things!) read about her bag here, love the Lizzy House 1001 Peeps!

June of June Bug’s World, I love June’s use of upcycling her mom’s curtains for this bag and her eye for detail.

Carolyn of Fake it While You Make It (she seriously knows how to whip out some amazing garments) read about her bag here.

And last, but definitely not least, Lindsey of  LR Stitched (couldn’t stop seeing what she came up with once I saw her 241 Tote) read more in her post here, absolutely loved how she listed out all the things she could fit in it!

Isn’t it fun to see the same bag in all sorts of fabrics?!  That’s why I love sewing, all the potential to make something uniquely you.  Thanks you guys!

And I just have one more post about my new pattern, I did actually make one to keep for myself!!!  I had been hoarding a certain fabric for too long – time to put it to use.  So stay tuned….

36 thoughts on “pattern testers i love

  1. fun! I love pattern testing for peoples. I get a new pattern to try and I guess they get pictures of my take on their pattern!

  2. Jeni says:

    ooooh, they’re all so pretty! cannot wait to make this one! 😀

  3. Krista says:

    Love seeing all these versions of it! Very inspiring. And some of these blogs are new to me, so that’s always fun, too. I’ll be making one of these bags soon. And I’d test a pattern for you ANY time!

  4. Oh, darn, now I have new blogs to follow 😉

  5. What a great style show of your new pattern Anna!

  6. Heather says:

    testing, testing… is my comment going to show up???

    LOVE the new bags! xoxoxo


  7. CÖ SER says:

    muy lindos bolsos…me encantó el patrón desde primer post,
    ¿como puedo adquiri el patron? ¿cuanto es su valor $?
    vivo en Chile

  8. ohangelina says:

    what a great pattern. love the first especially… one day i hope to be asked to test stuff !!

  9. oh Anna I’m so sorry, it has been a crazy busy month! I just literally this very second finished my final version of the carry all bag in the right fabric and everything.. I’m taking photo’s now!
    I love seeing what everyone else made, it’s a most excellent pattern!!

  10. Emily says:

    Love the variety and I love that you made one for yourself.

  11. Kiera says:

    They all did an amazing job…I can’t pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing…now I have some great new blogs to follow! Would love to test a pttern for you! I love sewing bags!

  12. gail says:

    Yay! I love seeing everyone else’s bags, so many great variations! Thanks again for letting me test your pattern!

  13. Carolyn says:

    I love seeing how they all came out! It’s always amazing to see how there can be so many takes on just one bag! Such a great pattern, Anna!

  14. Lydia says:

    I’m in love with this bag! I must have one!! It’s my favorite of the ones you’ve done, although they are all wonderful. Like the name you decided on, perfect! 🙂

  15. Eek, they’re all so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, it’s inspiring to see what others create with the same pattern. Can’t wait to see yours!

    Thanks again for letting me test!

  16. Can I be on the tester waiting list?? Love the new shape and have some fabric ideas! Awesome job, ladies!!!

  17. Loved seeing all of these versions Anna. I’d seen Lindsey’s a while back and love it. Her 241 version is still my favorite.
    Thanks for the eye candy and great pattern!

  18. Gingercake says:

    adorable! great pattern anna. Hope you sell lots! I still have to make my 241 bag 🙂

  19. bethanndodd says:

    they are all so awesome…time to buy the pattern 🙂

  20. Kristie says:

    Envy!! The bags are all amazing, love ’em! So many pretty combinations!

  21. ♥Duff says:

    I just popped over from Leila’s (where the orchids grow)–what a fabulous array of completed bags! I think I need to see what the fuss is about–you’ll find me at Paypal!

  22. QuiltyGirl says:

    Wow, it’s so funny how different fabric pics will change the entire look of the bag! These are all so cool!

  23. i think i like the top bag best. did you make that one? i’m terrible about keeping a purse on one shoulder though. i always put my head through and the strap on the other shoulder. i think that would ruin the look of your bag patterns. actually, it usually ruins the look of my outfit–if i actually attempt a “look”. which bag would you recommend for a person that looks frumpy in every outfit and purse? that’s the one that i need.

  24. Happy in red says:

    GORGIOUS!! So, how does one become your pattern tester? Does one beg, cry, bribe (lots of Dutch goodies could, in theorty of course, be coming your way, hehe), beg some more? 😉
    Anyway… can’t wait to see the finished pattern for this lovely bag!

  25. Love them all!! I would love to test patterns for you!

  26. I”ve been meaning to get your 241 tote. Now I’ll have to get that one and this one! Love all the versions!

  27. Mamasha says:

    They look great. Lovely new bag!

  28. charlotte says:

    What a great pattern and so many great looks. I have some of those fabrics so I could do that. I also would love to test patterns. How does one get such a fun gig?

  29. ayumills says:

    Oh these are all so beautiful!

  30. Annie Green says:

    How do you get to be a pattern tester??

  31. Deanna says:

    Such a cute bag!
    How does one become a pattern tester? I love testing.

  32. amy says:

    Seriously, all those bags look great. Must be the awesome pattern! xo amy

  33. Nikki says:

    Hi- I love your bags and would be happy to be a tester for you. Nikki

  34. mjnauert says:

    let me know if you ever need pattern testers again…I would love to do one/some for you!


  35. Amista Baker says:

    Made this today and absolutely loved it! Easy and fast, great tutorial! Check out my flicker for pics 🙂

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