The Design Studio Blog


June 10th, 2016 by Suzanne @ Camelot

Want to be a pattern tester for Camelot Fabrics? Want to be the first to try out some of our new patterns and make something with our beautiful fabrics? We are looking for sewers with a range of sewing skills from beginner to intermediate. We provide the fabrics, you provide the feedback.  It’s that simple!


Here is a little bit about how the testing process works:

We are looking for Testers who:

-Are fluent in English. Sounds obvious, but part of the testing process involves reading and understanding written instructions and being able to detect grammatical errors.

-Have some experience sewing. If you’ve never sewed before, this is not for you. We are looking for Testers who, at the very least, have basic sewing skills (for example, you know how to operate a sewing machine, how to cut fabrics with a rotary cutter, and what a seam allowance is, etc).

-Are able to commit to and meet a deadline. We have a timeline in place for developing and producing our products and pattern testing is part of that process. If you have committed to a deadline and, for any reason, cannot meet the deadline, please let us know. We will try to work out a solution.

If you are interested in being a Pattern Tester for us, send an email to with PATTERN TESTER as the subject line.

Tell us a little bit about yourself, what you consider your sewing skill level to be, and show us what you’ve made before.

If you are selected, you will be required to sign a contract as your commitment to process. We will provide you with the fabrics, the pattern, and any templates required to complete the project. You will also be required to fill out a checklist as you work and provide written feedback about the project.

We look forward hearing from you!


  1. June 10, 2016 at 9:38 am, Claire Stirling said:

    I sew my girls dresses, skirts trousers etc. I love all sorts of different fabrics and letting my daughters (ages 7 & 9) have an I put on the design of their clothes. I’m not an expert, I make mistakes but I try to learn from them. I feel it’s all part of the process.

  2. June 10, 2016 at 10:01 am, Linda Becker said:

    As an avid quilter I am always looking for new fabrics, patterns and techniques. I worked at Ruby Street Quiltworks in Tumwater WA for 3 years where in addition to being a sales clerk I taught classes and made many of their shop samples. In addition, I was a block tester for two volumes of Quiltmaker magazine 100 Blocks. Along the way I have found and reported errors in patterns to the pattern company or designer. I would like this opportunity to be of service to you.

  3. June 10, 2016 at 10:16 am, Rinda Gersch said:

    Hi, I’m interested. I love to sew and have been quilting on and off for 20 years. I have made about 15 quilts. I am an empty nester and love to work in my quilting/craft room. I have 4 grand babies out of state and sew in my free time.

  4. June 10, 2016 at 10:18 am, Dominique B.-Guichard said:

    I have been quilting for 4 years now and learned a lot. I have make 2 reversible queen size quilts, baby rag quilts, paper piecing quilt (which is in the finishing process). I also tested some patterns for Courtepointe Claire (ie Plum Easy’s Folded Star patterns).

  5. June 10, 2016 at 12:32 pm, Katherine Greene said:

    Learned to sew in Jr/Sr High school and made my own clothes. Got interested in quilting about 25 years ago. I would consider my level to be advanced-intermediate to advanced. Photos of my quilts can be see on Facebook in an album for Village Quilters Guild:

  6. June 11, 2016 at 3:24 am, Hannah Webb said:

    Hi, I’m very interested in this fabulous opportunity. I qualified from Dundee College of Art and Design and San Diego State University in jewellery & silversmithing in 1997 and I now teach at my local college. In my leisure time, since I was a little girl I have always enjoy doing many textile activities such as patchwork, sewing clothes, quilting, knitting, crochet and upholstry. This would be a fantastic opportunity. I can send you photos of my work on request.

  7. June 11, 2016 at 4:29 am, Maureen Jones said:

    I have sent an email as requested. I have attached 2 photo’s of quilts I have made but I can send more if you need to see more. Looking forward to recieving your reply.

  8. June 11, 2016 at 9:04 am, Shelley Bate said:

    Good morning!

    Sounds like a seamstress/quarter’s dream job.

    I am an experienced seamstress that worked as an alterationist for twenty years for our local ladies clothing store. I also work making easy-access clothing for seniors. I sew cat toys as fund-raisers for an animal shelter in Keswick from the scraps from my projects. In the past couple of years I have gotten back to trying my hand at quilting. I am definitely not an expert quilter, but am getting better with time.

    Hope you have a great day.

    Shelley Bate

  9. June 11, 2016 at 9:27 am, Karine said:

    I try to send you an email but it fail… Can you give me an other email? thank you

  10. June 11, 2016 at 12:07 pm, Françoise Saumure said:

    I sent an e-mail yesterday but forgot to send pictures. This morning I sent pictures but seems to be a problem, the e-mail comes back saying undeliverable.

  11. June 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm, Karine said:

    I have sent a new email with an other email adress and the email comes back saying undeliverable… :(
    Someone can help me with that?

  12. June 13, 2016 at 9:23 am, Judy S. said:

    On the day of your blog post, I sent an e-mail with pictures of my various projects attached. This opportunity is splendid!! I enjoy sewing so much …it is my method of artful creation. When I learned to sew as a teenager, some of my first lessons were in reading a pattern and following directions. Those lessons have never steered me wrong! Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to a reply to my post and e-mail.

  13. June 13, 2016 at 10:04 pm, Lucie Villeneuve said:

    I’m interested

  14. June 21, 2016 at 8:22 am, Gisele Dugas said:

    It would be fun to be a pattern tester!