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appliquehearts
« on: June 18, 2008 07:02:50 AM »

Recently I've gotten into making plushie poptarts out of felt.  I'd love to sell them, but I've got no idea how much they are worth. 


The size of the littler one.
 
Size of the bigger, newer one.
 
Size comparison.

Of course I would make new ones to sell, as these [namely the little one] are quite sloppy.  But its been a couple of months since I made the pink one, [I made the larger one yesterday] and I've improved a lot in my technique.

A) How much could I sell them for?
B) What improvements could I make?
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aimisgarden
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008 08:28:19 AM »

They look cute~!

I've no idea how much they worth. But I do think they will look more gorgeous if the details of the face expression and the little dot on the top can be strengthen. I think the face expression is nice, but they are not very visible.

I hope this can help...  Roll Eyes
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mom2blu
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008 02:23:35 PM »

I think they look pretty good and can't really suggest improvements.

For pricing here is the formula I always suggest:

(materials x 3) + labor= wholesale
wholesale x 2 = retail.

For labor just time how long it takes you to make one, and times that by how much per hour you'd like to or need to get paid. I always say to never go below $10 an hour.
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008 05:12:30 PM »

The look very cute. (I like cute)
Once i was so lucky to receive a felt poptart ipod holder which i was really happy with,
a felt poptart plush would work great as a gift too.

I also would recommend a similar formula as mom2blu suggests. It's always hard to get to a price that is still afordable for people to pay and give you enough return for your work.
Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008 07:38:31 AM »

Those are pretty cute. Though I like hand stitching, you could save yourself a ton of time by machine stitching the tart and just hand stitching the frosting. It would be a better profit for you if you could save time making them, and the hand stitched frosting is plenty for show already.
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laneybug
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008 03:20:18 PM »

I agree, those are super cute and fun, but my only issue is that there isn't much you can do with them. If you made them have a function, like putting a little hidden pocket somewhere so people could stash cute stuff like love notes or whatever, I bet you could get more for them.

Or, you don't have to change the design at all. You could just label them for a certain thing, like cat toys (you could put cat nip in them) or puppy toys. You could make a big one and sell it as a pillow. Or, you could put little arms and legs on them and sell them as toy dolls for kids. There are many things you could do with them that would up the selling ante.

Good luck!!  Grin
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