Become a Pattern Tester
As we work on growing the business by creating our own Two Cats in Time, Inc. sewing patterns, we need help from the sewing community to ensure we're providing you with the best products we can. This means that as we develop new patterns, we'll need folks to test them for us before we finalize and launch them.
Our testers will receive PDF copies of the pattern in both home-printing and copy-shop formats so that you can choose whichever is most convenient for you. We advise testing the patterns initially with cheap fabric like muslin or old bedsheets, etc. but please keep in mind each pattern's recommended types of materials (mainly woven vs. stretch) when choosing your test fabric. You'll also be provided with a review form to fill out for each pattern you test. Being vintage-inspired designs, our patterns follow vintage construction techniques, so you will also learn some interesting methods along the way and hopefully find some of them useful.
Once all of the test reviews are in for a pattern, we'll make any needed adjustments to the layout, fit, intsructions, etc. and testers will receive a free copy of the finished pattern.
As our collection of available patterns grows, we will be looking into the possibilities of additional compensations for our pattern testers, however, at this time, a free copy of the finished pattern you help us test is all we are able to offer.
It is important to note that patterns are not being developed on a regular schedule, so we will always notify you when a new round of testing is coming up and you can choose whether or not to participate with each pattern.
If you'd like to sign up for our volunteer pool of pattern testers, please register for our site member portal and we'll notify you whenever there is a testing event planned you can RSVP to.