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« on: August 25, 2009 10:42:39 AM »

Hi there! I just wanted to know what people think about some of my stuff. Do you like it? Dislike it? Are there things you think should be fixed? Do you think anyone would actually be willing to buy this stuff?

And also, I've been having a problem with pricing. I know that the rule is generally an hourly wage, multiplied by the number of hours spent making it, plus cost of materials. But I'm afraid if I do that, I'll be charging more than people would be willing to pay. What do you think I should charge for any of this stuff?



Pink scarf. Soft and pretty chunky. About 6 ft long. Or 7, if you include the fringe.


Blue, pink, yellow popcorn skinny scarf. About 10 ft long.


Baby pink mesh stitch scarf. About 5 ft long.


Multi-colored hat and neckwarmer set.


Black ribbed hat with dangling pom-pom.


Rose neckwarmer.


Rainbow hat with pom-pom.


I'd appreciate any comments you have. Thanks.
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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009 11:02:04 AM »

Your displays look very nice.  I don't think you need to change anything there.

As for pricing, if you don't want to use an hourly wage, there's another formula that is accepted practice.

Take the material costs and multiply them by four.  That's your end pricing.  So if it costs you $5.00 for material costs, then your end product should be $20.00.  Simplified, I know, but it's just an example. 

Also, if you go by this method, you might want to round to the nearest whole dollar amount.  For example, if your end pricing is $19.05, just drop the nickel and sell for $19.00.

If that's too high for you go back to hourly wage.

I hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009 01:56:27 PM »

One suggestion for your pictures: I'd iron your background fabric. I know it's a pain because you just want to get it done, but it makes things look more professional. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009 02:38:36 PM »

That's true.  How did I miss that?
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009 05:57:23 PM »

Yeah, I just noticed after I posted on here. I just sort of skimmed through the pictures and was like, "Woooah, wrinkles!"

Thanks for the advice!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010 10:11:18 PM »

Love the rainbow hat.  Grin I agree with the wrinkles problem, it kind of distracted me from the actual product. But still, very nice rainbow hat. I'd pay around $12 or a few dollars more for that.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010 03:19:37 PM »

Hee - I didn't even notice the wrinkles until somebody brought it up. I fear I am guilty of having my iron downstairs with the sewing machine, and the camera and stuff upstairs, so I bought a 2nd iron...

Nice stuff; the test of "reasonable" pricing comes in when you get around to packaging it and shipping it out to someone who has paid you only a measly $20. Then you'll find out how reasonable it really is.
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