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« on: March 26, 2008 08:45:57 AM »

Made three new bags...

1st: Lovely grey/brown/white flower pattern, two straps, biiig. With fusible interfacing, strong plastic bottom between outside and lining.





2nd: blue-ish IKEA-pattern-slingbag, one strap, rather small compared to the first. I made it similar to the Jordy pattern.
(filled with some stuff  for size reference)





3rd: I call it "Carribean fresh" Wink it's got a lovely carribean blue lining, fabric is from a former skirt, second hand. it's still a bit smaller than the blue one.





I'll have to exchange the lower strap, there's a little stain I didn't see before taking the pictures.

Mh. I start thinking about selling some bags (only in Germany, so the question is hypothetical to people from elsewhere Wink )  - I just have no idea about prices. How much could I ask for bags like that? They are quite plain, next project will be adding zipper pockets or other pockets and some other gimmicks...
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2008 09:52:35 AM »

Ooooh!! Very pretty! As for the prices, they say the cost should be something like: time spent x cost of materials. (oh, and shipping Smiley )
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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2008 04:12:06 PM »

You need to figure in your supplies plus your sewing & planning time. See what bags like that are selling for in the stores there. Show people your bags & ask them how much they would pay. These should help you on pricing your bags.
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2008 05:49:56 PM »

Thanks a lot to both of you!
Depending on how tricky a bag is, it usually takes me between an hour or an hour and a half.
Fabric I use is usually very cheap, I use a lot of second hand fabric and go to winter sales and use occasions like that. Well, fusible interfacing is usually the most expensive thing about my bags. It is 5 Euro per meter, which is horrendous in my eyes.
Maybe I should start cheap with smaller bags like the blue and orange ones and then let the thing grow when I am famous (haha, just kiding) Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2008 08:07:10 PM »

Cute bags. The fabrics are great.
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« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2008 11:34:20 PM »

Made a bit more... two bags for friends (one of my friends is in the pic as well) and a little cell phone pocket with velcro closure!

First bag can be worn either with additional pockets outside or inside (velcro closure on extra pockets):





Simple Jordy:



Cell phone pocket:





Thanks for looking! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2009 04:10:10 PM »

And more bags!


(black & very soft cotton stabilized with fusible interfacing, applique made with stenciled cat (I copied from a t-shirt, not my original invention! oh, and it's straight even though it does look crooked in the picture, that's just because I didn't straighten it before I took the picture... I always make this mistake Wink ), the red flower is sewn upon the cats head). It's got a flap on which the cat is sewn, I am not sure if this is easy to see because it's all black Wink



ELSA again, the nice IKEA fabric (pics a bit blurry, so there's a scrap of the material in the right edge). background color of the pic is the color of the lining.

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2009 02:11:20 PM »

Oh wow!
You have some seriously cool bag-making skills Wink
These all look great! I love the black kitty one, and that nice blue plaidy one.
Mind if i use some of the designs to make my own?
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2009 03:14:26 PM »

not at all, go ahead! and thank you. Smiley
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