Calling all sewers!!! I need a few good pattern testers…

I’m almost done with my very first pattern!!! I’m so excited! This is a softie, but I have all sorts of patterns in the making (purses, more softies, girls clothing). Just wait, I’m going to see my dreams come true.

Looking for pattern Testers right now....

I’m thinking of having 2-3 sewers try out this pattern for me. Just leave me a comment (leave your email if you don’t have your info public) and I will pick a few of you this weekend. Here are the requirements:

-Must know how to sew
-Must be able to make one octopus within two weeks of receiving the pattern (which would be Sunday or Monday via email)
To make one, you will need 1/2 yard of fleece, a fat quarter of fabric, a pair of 12 mm safety eyes (or you could cut felt circles), scraps of felt, embroidery thread, and misc. for any accessories.

Here are some pictures of other ones I have made in the past:

Boy Octopus

Strawberry Red Octopus

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  1. says

    Cute, cute, cute! I would love to test out the pattern! I’m a new sewer, but am already very experienced! I’ve already made the Amy Butler weekender bag, tons of other bage, and an uncoutable number of girls clothes. Pick me!! My project turn-around is about 2 days!

  2. says

    Yay for you!! I wish I had time to help but I’m about ready to send my new one out to testers. But I just wanted to say congrats and I know it will do great!

  3. says

    Those are sooo darling! Too bad I can’t sew- nor own a sewing machine- it has been on my list to learn for a while though. My kids would love an octopus! it is just sooo adorable :)

  4. says

    Those are ridiculously adorable! I already have the materials that I would need to make one. I’d love to get a chance to test out your pattern!

    Congrats on making your dreams come true, what an amazing thing to be able to say!

  5. says

    I would love to test this pattern. I have the perfect material on hand from a t-shirt quilt that I will be finishing up tomorrow. I have a little one on the way soon and think that the Octopus would be great for her. Let me know. Thanks!

  6. says

    Hi – I would love to try out some of the patterns that you are working on. I see you have already got a lot of comments for this one but if you need help on any future ones please feel free to ask.

  7. says

    Well, you probably have your spots filled, but I would love to test your pattern! You can check out my sewing skillz over at my etsy shop – :)


  8. says

    So cute as always!!
    I would love to test this pattern out. My nephew’s name is Henry & my 3 year old calls him Henry the Octopus (from the Wiggles). He turns 6 months tomorrow & his brother turns 2 next week- I would love to add it to their package as a gift from Auntie M!

  9. says

    I’m sad I read your blog late today… =( This pattern is darling and if I”m lucky I hope to test it out for you.

    I don’t sleep (hardly) and I do mu sewing in the middle of the night. I have sewn quilt front in one evening before… lol

    ok to much info

    cute pattern good luck with everything

  10. says

    Let me know when you have the pattern for sale, since you have an abundance of volunteers to test your pattern. I can’t wait to try out the pattern.


  11. says

    Looks like you have lots of comments already but still going to try! Would love to test sew for you and your patterns. I’m a SAHM, I teach part time at my LYS and love to sew as well. Cute, cute pattern!!

  12. says

    I’d LOVE to test it! I just found your blog a few days ago and have been enjoying all your posts (yes, archives too) and I found this octopus and was going to ask you if you had a tutorial somewhere. This would be perfect! Of course, no chance for me unless you randomly draw a number or something—I am like comment number 46 or something!

  13. says

    wow, it looks like you have lots of volunteers! I’d like to throw my name in the hat – it’s such a cute pattern, and I’d love to make one fore you. Thanks for considering all of us!

  14. says

    Very adorable. I would love a chance to test the pattern for you. I bet you are blown away with the amount of testers you have. Good luck picking.

  15. tami says

    Just adorable. I would love to be a tester. You must be blown away with the amount of testers you have I don’t envy you for having to pick.

  16. says

    Oh man! It look like you have a ton of sewers to choose from… but I would love to test your patterns as well.
    We are on a very limited budget, so I love testing! I’m very quick, too. It would never take me two weeks to complete the project.
    My email is listed on my blog.

    The octopus is adorable, btw. So cute!

  17. says

    I would love to try this. I would consider myself a beginner, lots of quilt experience. So at least you’ll know if your pattern works for peeps like me!

  18. says

    Such a cutie-pie little pattern!

    After a week of sewing:
    50 bean bags, 6 juggling balls, 1 gored skirt, 1 pair recon-shoe/boots, re-lining a corset, and reverse applique-ing a name patch…

    I think my wee little man would appreciate me making a stuftie for him and my sewing machine would appreciate a smallish project.

    Best and Blessed!

  19. says

    If you want a tester that doesn’t really know what she’s doing (ie you want to see if it is simple enough for new people) then I’m your girl. I’ve only made an apron from a pattern before. But seeing as you already have a lot of responses, I’m gonna assume you are already good to go with testers! I’m excited to know how it all turns out!

  20. says

    I would LOVE to test out your patterns. I think it is FABULOUS you are creating your own. I love to sew, and one day would like to design my own patterns as well!

  21. says

    This would be perfect for me! I am an experienced sewer who loves making gifts. I have all the supplies in my stash and a bunch of friends with or having babies who would love to get this as a gift, I’m sure =0) I am looking for a new project and the timing is perfect for me to devote time to this. Looks like a nice afternoon project.

  22. says

    I’d love to give the pattern a go as a tester. I am experienced in clothes, quilts, dolls, etc and have used DOZENS of patterns purchased from Etsy, and oodles of free ones. Before having children, I was a teacher, so I have attention to detail. = )

  23. says

    It’s too late to get on board with this isn’t it? If you are still looking I’d love to make up one of these sweeties, two actually. I was looking for a project THIS WEEEKEND, and my kids would fallin love with these.

  24. says

    I am relatively new to sewing but follow directions precisely and can start sewing right away – I have the materials already.

    This is the cutest octopus I have ever seen! I would be happy to make one for my daughter. And I am sure after she sees it, she would want a whole octopus family! That would be fun to make :)

  25. says

    I’d love the opportunity to test sew. I have been stocking up on some “doll making” books lately and be inspired by beginning with your patterns. I can already see some adorable eyes with some sweet stitching. Perhaps a “Mod” octopus. BTW my brother lives in Jacksonville. He works at the base.

  26. says

    I would love to test your pattern. I have a lot of experience sewing my own monster softies. And, I have some fleece on hand. Plus, my 19 month old son would love it. His past time is playing with my pins and my pincushion (sounds dangerous, but he freaks out when I take it away).

  27. says

    For those of us who weren’t lucky enough this time to be pattern testers, will it be available to purchase anytime soon? I would LOVE to buy it and make it for my nieces and nephews for Christmas presents!

  28. says

    i just found your octopus craft and blog by doing a google search for new craft projects to do for my 8 month old daughter.

    i’m think i’m in love. your blog is so creative and amazing and the octopus craft is SO cute!!!! i love the pink one with the bow. i’d love to test your pattern if you’re still looking.

    i’ve been crafting since i was in grade school & sewing since 9th grade, and i’m now 26. i’ve got all of the materials on hand & would love to be a tester.

    feel free to contact me if you would like me to be a tester.

    i’m psyched i found your blog! thanks for sharing your work. xoxo. :)

  29. says

    I’d love to be a pattern tester for you. I can sew, and would love to test any clothing or bags. I have a daughter and a son that can model an clothing I make in their size. Thanks!

  30. says

    It looks like you have a ton of testers but I’ll add my name too – I just found your blog and I love your designs! I’d love to be a tester – been sewing for years.

  31. says

    I love your new shirt pattern. I think I shall try to win one, if I don’t, I will surely buy one.

    Yes, I would love to be a pattern tester for you. i like new challenges.

    I have sewn my own shirts and dresses, dresses for my daughter and everything else from Christmas tree skirts to softee animal toys.

    thanks for sharing and I look forward to making your shirt soon.,

  32. says

    I would love to be a pattern tester for you! Come and check out my blog and you can be the judge of whether or not I would be a good fit to test for you. :) (My little girl is 3 and my son is 6 months old, so I’m willing to try out some clothing patterns for either gender. But I also LOVE making softies and pretty much anything cute that I see!)

  33. says

    Sewing your cute creations would be a blast. I enjoy sewing clothes, quilts, projects, softies… you name it. Let me know when I can help.

  34. says

    I would LOVE to test your patterns! I have grown up around sewing, sewed my first item (blanket for my baby doll) on my grandmother’s sewing machine when I was 6. I am interested in all things kid related and I also love to sew adult aprons. IF you ever do any boys items…please, keep me in mind! My son is 5 and there are so very few boy items out there

  35. says

    I would LOVE to test your patterns! My first item ever sewn was a baby doll blanket, sewn on my grandmother’s machine when I was 6. So… I’ve been around this for a long time!
    I love anything kid related and adult aprons. IF you ever do any boy patterns, please keep me in mind. My son is 5 and there is so very little to choose from out there!

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