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updated// pattern tester list

Hey lovely friends! Ive been getting a lot of questions recently about how to become a pattern tester, so i thought it was time to make it a little easier! I’m so grateful for all of the help we get from the sewing community testing patterns before they are released, you guys are quite literally the best!

There are no special requirements for pattern testing, you don’t need to be an expert seamstress or have a blog or jump through any hoops. It’s just a matter of letting me know you want to. I know, so easy right? Previously i’ve done this through compiling a list from blog post comments and emails, but that has gotten quite messy, and relies on me being good at updating the database properly (ahem, not my strength). So i’ve decided to make a sign up sheet available all the time, so that if you want to put your hand up you can!

So if you’d like to add yourself to our tester list, fill in your details below and that’s it!

Pattern testers are chosen pretty randomly, but i do try to work my way through the list so as many people as possible get a turn, whilst choosing a good cross section of sizes and skill levels to make sure we are covering all our bases.

Well that’s enough boring admin type stuff right? Have a lovely weekend!! XOXO

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Helen McIntosh
Helen McIntosh
9 years ago

I’d class myself as an advanced beginner/intermediate sewer. I’ve made your Kelly skirt three times so far (more are planned!) and I’d love to help when I can.

miss agnes
9 years ago

I just received my first sewing machine yesterday, so I definitely need to learn the basics before attempting to test anything. But I will keep this form in my links for when I feel confident enough to fill it. I can’t wait to get started, learn the basics and reach the point when I can make one of your beautiful designs.

the other emily
9 years ago

Hooray! I love how transparent you are (and always have been) about this part of developing new patterns. I’ve just signed up and would be more than happy to help. :)

9 years ago

Fun! Is this open to U.S. residents?