• Nicola Hebert of Seaside Notions
    Featured Pattern Designer

    Featured PDF Pattern Designer: Nicola Hebert of Seaside Notions

    “Our lives revolve around the Ocean” – Nicola Hebert, today we get to learn more about the Designer behind Seaside Notions. 1. Tell us a little a little about Seaside Notions, what made you finally decide to take the plunge and go into PDF Pattern Designing?  I’ve been sewing since I was very young. I fell in love with it in my first Home Economics class; we made a pillow. Then I moved into quilting. When i had my first daughter thats when my world grew and it went from something I loved, to something I was passionate about. A friend introduced me to PDF patterns and I was hooked. I…

  • Deirdre Moenk
    Featured Pattern Tester

    Featured PDF Pattern Tester: Deirdre Moenk

    This month we have the pleasure of featuring Deirdre Moenk. How would you define being a pattern tester? Being a pattern tester means you’re someone the designers rely on to work out the kinks in their patterns before they are ready to sell them to customers. How long have you been pattern testing and what do you enjoy the most? I’ve been testing for a little more than a year. The best thing about testing is the opportunity to learn so much from the designers and my fellow testers. I also really love making new sewing friends from all over the world. If you could describe pattern testing in ONE word. What would it be…

  • Elizabeth Rosario
    Featured Pattern Tester

    Featured PDF Pattern Tester: Elizabeth Rosario

    This month we have the pleasure of featuring Elizabeth Rosario. How would you define being a pattern tester? Being part of a team of people who help to prepare a pattern for release ensuring that the new pattern is both functional & user friendly. Along with this providing styled photographs to be used for promotion upon release of the pattern. I love being part of this process. How long have you been pattern testing and what do you enjoy the most? My first pattern test was 2 years ago and was a test of the Basics Collection for Hey There Threads . This was not long after I attended a beginners sewing course. If you could describe…

  • Melissa Pendergast of Bella Sunshine Designs
    Featured Pattern Designer

    Featured PDF Pattern Designer: Melissa Prendergast of Bella Sunshine Designs

     Let a little light shine on your creativity. – Bella Sunshine Designs.  Perfect tagline for designs that focus on bringing light and joy to life.  Bella Sunshine Designs offer sweet and simple patterns with an added touch of flair. Let’s learn a little bit more of the creator behind these classic patterns with a modern twist. 1. Tell us a little a little about Bella Sunshine Designs, what made you finally decide to take the plunge and go into PDF Pattern Designing?  I have wanted to be a fashion designer since I was 13. Crisp, clean lines with a  little bit of vintage or retro feel is at the heart of what I like to…