Would you like to be a pattern tester? Find out how! {Now closed}

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***UPDATED 3.16.14***The form is now closed. Thanks so much for all your responses.  Wow, I am overwhelmed and so excited to do testing with you.  I will get back to all of you, and I am sorry I can’t ask everyone to test this go-around, but there are many projects to come.  In fact, I have another pattern that will be ready in about 2 weeks.  Again, thank you all so much.  I really look forward to testing with you! — Lisa


Pattern testing is a really important part of making a pattern successful.  No matter how many times I sew a new pattern I am still likely to overlook something or have a blind spot.  That’s where you come in!  I am so grateful for the help and hope it will be a fun experience for you as well!

Here’s how it works.

  • If you’re interested in pattern testing, submit the short form below.  I will be reviewing responses in the next 1-2 weeks.  I will set a 10-day period for testing.  This next pattern is an intermediate level bag with a zipper closure and lots of pockets inside, including a large pocket for a tablet or e-reader.  I will make a picture available on the facebook testing group described below.
  • Selected testers will  join the closed Facebook Group I have set up for that pattern.  The Facebook Group will give fellow testers an opportunity to share ideas and questions and for me to respond.  It is a private facebook group just for the project. The goal is to provide a fun community where testers can share and provide honest but caring feedback so that I can make the pattern as clear and useful as possible.
  • You will need to complete the project within the set timeframe and  provide honest, candid (but kind) feedback and good quality photographs of the finished project within the testing deadline.  I will provide a feedback form for you to fill out.  
  •  I will also provide you with a downloadable PDF of the finished pattern.  I cannot compensate you in addition to that – after all, I don’t want to be paying for your feedback but I hope that you will find it fun and rewarding and will want to do it again!




If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.



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  1. Judy Sinclair says:

    wouldnot let me go pass permission. I would like to be a tester.

    • Lisa Amundson says:

      I sent you an email. Could you try again? I’m so sorry you had difficulty getting through. I think it may have been a blurp in the system. If you still can’t get through, please contact me. Thanks!

  2. bobbie carter says:

    Would love to test

    • Lisa Amundson says:

      I’m so glad you are interested in testing! Could you please fill out the form above. If you have any difficulty getting through, maybe try once more. I’m not sure what happens if more than one person tries to fill it out at the same time. If you still have difficulty, please contact me.

  3. Oh! I’m excited! I’ve done pattern testing for clothes and stuffies and sew a lot on my own, everything from clothes and household stuff to totes abd zipper pouches and quilts. I hope I’m chosen! This would be so much fun!

  4. Hi ive appiled. I only started at beginning of febuary. Ive sewn a few bags with zippers,snaps,pockets etc. Im able to have a go at anything. I been crafter for years i started with cardmaking,then cross stitching & knitting. N now sewing i love it.

    • Lisa Amundson says:

      It is so much fun to create. And the bag-making is a little addicting isn’t it? Glad you applied!

  5. Wow! I would love to test! Your patterns are nice 🙂 I like the mix of quilting and bags! 🙂 I love both! I signed up! Thanks!

  6. glenda mathews says:

    I would love to test. Thanks so much.

  7. Dana Charlton says:

    I just started sewing last November. First by hand then learned how to use a sewing machine. I’ve never made a bag or put in a zipper. Honestly it kind of scares me. I do love to make stuffed animals! I would love the chance to learn something new. Thank you

  8. Tanya Watson says:

    I would love to test for you I have made a few of Lazy Girl purses and my own totes and other purses. I really enjoy making them

  9. Lisa Amundson says:

    Thanks so much to all of you who filled out a form. I am so excited to get started!!