More Yarrows and tester finishes

Thank you all so much for your support of my newest pattern, the Yarrow Wristlet & Pouch. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I’m so glad that so many of you are excited for it! Wow! I love hearing that you’ve been busting through your scrap bucket for these!!

More Yarrows and tester finishes
More on this cutie in my next post!

I made so many samples during the development of the pattern and then of course couldn’t stop making more. I’ll have quite a few to show off (in some upcoming posts) so hopefully you don’t mind.

Thank you testers!

I also wanted to take the time to THANK the pattern testers for testing this pattern. Writing a pattern with an asymmetrical design is always tough -even after writing over 60+ patterns over the course of the last 13 years! But each tester rose to the occasion and sewed up amazing wristlets and pouches! Have a look!

Just a few of the tester’s Yarrows (from left to right beginning at the top row):

Nancy, Loni, Mandy, Dorothy, Donna, Jordan, An, and Kristina

They all made such beautiful creations and were so supportive and helpful. I appreciate you all more than you know!!! Thank you!

Pattern Testing

This latest pattern release also has me thinking. I know that it is time to shake things up a bit (again) and take a closer look at how I can improve the testing process. Sewing patterns are ever evolving and because there have been so many new folks joining the sewing community in the past couple of years – there’s always something to learn. So I’ll be taking a closer look into that for my next pattern! Maybe I’ll do an in-person test again!

Let me know!

I’ve also been debating with myself about potentially adding copy shop files and projector files for my patterns. Is that something you would like to see me add to my patterns? Please let me know in the comments section below or send me an email. I would LOVE to hear.

I know we all work differently when it comes to our sewing process. What works best for me might not work best for you. We’re all different! And that is what makes sewing GREAT! Everyone’s approach is not the same, but we can all make awesome things.


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4 thoughts on “More Yarrows and tester finishes

  1. I’ve got my Yarrow pattern printed & assembled & am antsy to pick some beloved fabric from my scrap bin to whip up the pouch (and hopefully a wristlet too!) very soon. I wanted to share my input for copy shop files: I really like having copy shop files available for garment patterns – particularly those that don’t have the option to purchase a paper pattern (I loathe cutting & taping together all the PDF tiles). For bag (and accessory) patterns, I don’t have the same cutting/taping complaint because there are so fewer tiles and the pattern pieces are so much smaller. Even when printed patterns are offered, I usually stick with purchasing the PDF pattern just because I know assembling the pieces won’t take long (and if copy shop files are available, I don’t generally go to the trouble of using them for smaller patterns). I know creating copy shop files for patterns can be quite laborious. You are such a talented designer – every bag I’ve made from your patterns has been used and reused for YEARS. Your attention to detail to ensure the effort of construction converts to optimal use is impressive. I say all that because if it’s a debate of time and energy, use yours on pattern design rather than file creating! 🙂 Thank you for sharing your designs with the world!

  2. amyusmart says:

    I love this new pattern, Anna! I think I need to make one of these for myself. I am still not a confident bag maker (zippers!) but your patterns give me more confidence.

  3. Judy says:

    I have made two of the wristlet’s so far. The first was my “muslin” it’s small because my home printer didn’t print correctly. I’m still using it. Absolutely love it. Made another in the correct size out of cork. It turned out lovely. Gifted to my daughter. I added a second DRing on zipper side so she can add a strap for crossbody. I’ve made several Noodlehead patterns over the years. Instructions are always clear and easy for me.

  4. rere says:

    Thanks for sharing

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