i lost my job and then got into a severe car wreck (basically i broke bunches of bones & couldnt even walk for two months) so now i can use my sewing machine and have been making purses because they require no fitting (the reason i hated flat pattern drafting in fashion school). so now i want to sell the pile of purses that are currently taking up my sewing space.
the bags are all made with high-quality quilting cotton, organic fabrics and unique finds from a designer fabric store (similar to mood in new york, but cheaper and in chicago). and some are made with vintage textiles & trims.
i spend between 1 & 4 hours on the bags and was thinking i would charge between $40 and $100 for the bags.
these first two take the longest to make & are made with a super stiff interfacing. i have no idea how to price these because they require hand stictching & vintage trims.
this one has lots of internal pockets (i forgot to take a picture of them before i sent it to my cousin) i was thinking $75
this one i was thinking of selling this one for about $40, it is about 12"x8"x4"
a bag like this for about $60
this one is made from sari silk (i bought it at joann's before i have my best friend who lives in calcutta send real sari silk to me) this one for about $50.
silk from a designer overrun that i have had in my stash for several years, it is 12x5 with a vintage button closure.
if you read this more than a day after the posting there will probably be more bags posted in my album, in addition to jewelery...
basically the question is, do the prices seem reasonable & would you buy the bags? i haven't started selling yet and i want to approach local boutiques as well as sell them online. any advice would be appreciated!