PPC23: Testing the ErgoMatic


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 ErgoMatic! 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!

Five of our six testers participated in this round, so let me show you what they created while testing this new pattern for us!

So that’s how the testing rounds played out for this, the ErgoMatic cycle of Purse Pattern Chronicles and didn’t our testers do an exceptional job?

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 any of these bag samples in particular, you can leave those there as well and I’ll do my best to answer them!

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  1. Mary B on November 25, 2020 at 7:55 pm

    All these bags look so professionally done and I would happily carry every one of them. Just for the fun of it, here’s the first thing that jumped out to me about each one.
    Mary Larson chose such a great fabric for the interior – I’ve never seen anything quite like it. I’d smile every time I unzipped that bag.
    Georgia Segura’s contrast fabrics on the pocket areas are one of my favorite combinations so far for the Ergomatic. Who would have thought to use those together!
    Lori Gates bag has such a classy look – it looks expensive.
    Shannon Maciejewski – that is super placement of design and fussy cutting.
    Beth Revere obviously has more than five senses. How else can one explain her ability to put disparate designs together and come out with something so simpatico.
    Ladies – I really, really enjoy looking at your work. You’re an inspiration.

    • Kat on November 25, 2020 at 8:00 pm

      These are such lovely comments. I’m sure ALL of these testers will be thrilled with what you have said! They deserve the praise! 🙂

    • Beth on November 26, 2020 at 7:23 pm

      Mary B, thank you for all the sweet comments you’ve made about our bags!

  2. Shannon Maciejewski on November 29, 2020 at 7:18 pm

    I have to say, it’s MY favorite exterior I have done so far! I love peacocks, the colors really speak to me 🙂

    These ladies do an outstanding job every time, and I’m honored to be able to test with them!

    • Beth on November 29, 2020 at 10:46 pm

      Shannon, those are probably my favorite colors and I especially like the way you used your contrast fabric to set off the peacock. I am always inspired by the gorgeous bags all the testers come up with!

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