PPC19: Our Tester’s Bags


It’s that time again! It’s time to show you what our testers created in the process of testing our pattern instructions for the Bangle Buddie! Many of you know that one of my favorite parts of the pattern development process is the testing round. I just LOVE seeing what our testers are inspired to create, especially since each one of our testers has their own individual style and several have a real flair for the dramatic! So with that intro…

Let me show you what our testers worked up for this, our 19th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles!

(presented in the order in which they were submitted to us)

Diane Rhodes is from Monroeville, PA and started testing for us back in 2012 in the 6th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles with the Uptown Saddlebag. I always look forward to the seeing the bags that Diane creates because of the intricate piecing that generally adorns the exterior, and as you can see, her  Bangle Buddie sample did not disappoint!

I LOVE these jewel tones and the band across the back is a new twist for her! 🙂

(see the interior, below)



And this totally amazing Bangle Buddie was created by Georgia Segura of Deer Park, TX.
Georgia started testing for us in the 17th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles with the Sling Along but she has surely outdone herself this time and I’d love to be a little fly on the wall when Georgia walks into the room with THIS beauty on her shoulder (or back)!(See below for some side and interior shots)

Mary Larson of Rochester, MN started testing for us in the 11th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles with the Triple Play</span). Like me, Mary loves working with graphic prints and enjoys pairing them with bold coordinates. I appreciate that Mary is very active on our various social media pages and her Bangle Buddie is gorgeous!            (See below for a great side view and back shot.)
And finally, Shannon Maciejewski of Almont, MI joined our testing team in the 9th cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles with the Wrapsody. I always look forward to the unique exteriors Shannon creates for her bags. This is a one classy Bangle Buddie and I love how our brand new ALL silver zippers with the “star” pulls look with with this fabric!

(See below for a good look at the bag back and the optional backpack setup.)

So that’s how the testing rounds played out for this, the Bangle Buddie cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles and hey— Didn’t our testers do an exceptional job?

And now it’s YOUR turn!

And here’s the deal… our testers perform a great service for us (and in turn for YOU) in the process of making their test bags. I can’t imagine publishing a new pattern without their input, and if you’d like to leave them some love in the “Comments” section” below I’m sure they’d appreciate it. And if you have any questions about the testing process in general or this new design in particular, I’ll do my best to answer them there also!
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3 Comments So Far, You're Next!

  1. I love seeing what other people come up with—SO inspiring! Good job, ladies❤️

  2. Is there any chance I could get the template for the rainbow ‘starburst’ designed bag? My daughter loves that design and is excited about me making her a similar one. I’m thanks in advance.