pattern, sewing

sidekick testers

I had a great opportunity to work with these lovely women to help me test my Sidekick Tote Pattern.  They are seriously the best testers, very detailed and really helped catch so many things.  For that I am very grateful.  I’ve learned that a smaller handful of testers works best for me, otherwise things tend to feel overwhelming.  So I’d like to show off their creations here:

Darci, you can view her flickr stream here.  I love how she used such happy colors.  Even the back of the bag looks awesome!

June, of JuneBug’s World.  She upcycled some wool gaberdine for the exterior, perfect!!  Read more about her bag here.

Gail, of Probably Actually.  She pulled off yet another beautiful combo, love it with her baby belly.
Aren’t they great?!  I love how the different options make for lots of opportunities for something really unique.  Don’t forget to add yours to the flickr group!

Well, I suppose my next post might be about Sewing Summit, since it’s only a few days away now!

23 thoughts on “sidekick testers

  1. Palak says:

    I love this bag, and I love the hot pink. Have fun at sewing summit!

  2. gail says:

    thanks anna! such a fabulous pattern (as usual!) and such an honor to test it. i adore my new bag! 🙂

  3. kristin says:

    you really do have the best testers – these three bags are amazingly awesome! i’ve got to move this to the top of my priority list after KCWC…oh dang, i need to make a halloween costume! oh dang, i need to make a flower girl dress! ugh. well…i’ll get to it as soon as i can. 😉

  4. Kattia Quit says:

    preciosos y divinos felicidades por tu bebe. Besos Katia SM

  5. marysza says:

    really great bag!

  6. DKB says:

    thanks anna- was so pleased to be asked. love how everyone came up with different combos- so many ways to mix/match fabrics with this pattern.

  7. Wow they are amazing.
    I love your bag patterns and these bags are amazing.
    I can’t wait to pluck up the courage to attempt that zippy top.

  8. Isisjem says:

    What a great bunch of bags. Each one really showcases the pattern.

  9. LOVE all the colors and vibrance (NOT a word – I know but I LIKE IT!) represented!

  10. They are all so gorgeous. It is amazing how a pattern can look so different. You have picked great testers. Well done.

  11. CBH says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 1 post on Oct. 10, 2012. Thanks again.

  12. CBH says:

    Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Bee Craft Inspirations, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 10, 2012. Thanks again.

  13. INSPIRA-T says:

    Hello! sorry I’m not speak english very good. I like your jobs,are beautiful. I’m from to Tenerife, Canary Island,Spain. Your blog is fantastic, and your tutorial. I invite forwad my blog…hope you like.
    Happy week!!!

  14. The bag are very cute. It’s color are so fine. I like this so much. It’s really so cute.
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  15. scarf says:

    This bag must be soft and comfortable.I really want to have one,could you tell me where can get this?

  16. Dona Keyton says:

    I love these bags! So glad you made it to BHG!

  17. I invite forwad my blog…hope you like.

  18. Faith Walker says:

    i love the bags! what type and brand of fabrics do you use to make your bags?

    1. Anna says:

      The pattern testers used a variety of manufacturer’s prints. I usually like to sew my bags with canvas/home dec weight fabrics. Most of the fabrics I buy are from the following sites:
      pink chalk fabrics
      hawthorne threads
      fat quarter shop
      and some sellers on etsy

      Let me know if that answers your question!

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