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« on: August 28, 2003 09:34:10 AM »

I've been sewing a lot of little pouches lately, here are some pictures! (I just had to scan them in, as my digital camera battery is dead!)

http://www.imgarbage.com/gas/images/pouch.JPG

The fabric looks really gross in this photo, but it doesn't really look like that! I attached a piece of elastic cording, to make it into a little purse, perfect for a night on the town.
http://imgarbage.com/gas/images/pouch2.JPG


I have a question now, I've been sewing too many of these, more than I need. If I tried to sell them at a craft fair or even made a website to sell other things, do you think people would buy them?
Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2003 02:17:43 PM »

Lia,
These are *very* cute and *definitely* sell-able.  I would try getting yourself into a craft fair and see how they do. I always find pricing items really tough. You definitely need to make sure you make your money back on materials, but also labor. But they also have to be cheap enough to that people will fork over their ca$h without thinking twice about it.
Good luck!
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2003 04:02:07 PM »

those r very cute. i like the shape of the green one! neat!  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2003 04:52:36 AM »

Very cute!  I agree that you could probably sell them if they are as well made as they look in your pictures.  

Do you have any tried-and-true steps for a zipper?  I've attempted zippered pouches about a million times and keep screwing up on the ends (I end up with gaps on either side, it's weird).
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2003 08:09:09 PM »

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I totally think people would buy these, depending on how they're priced.  The way I figure out what the price should be on items is a simple formula:  price of materials (and don't forget to figure in a little for the cost of tools, space, etc.) + price of time (pay yourself what you would accept a job for -- no less!), then double it so that you can have a wholesale and retail price.  (In other words, if you sell it to a shop, it would be the un-doubled price, but if you sell it on your own, keep it the same price or offer people a small discount, so you aren't just undermining your shops.)


I own a little shop in Denver that sells ONLY handmade things -- I would be happy to try to sell your cute little pouches for you, if you want!   Mostly I have local stuff, and since my budget is itsy-bitsy, we only do consignment.  Contact me if you're interested, or if anyone else has something cool to sell, you can contact me too!

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2003 05:11:19 PM »

Thanks for all your help, I hope to try sell some, but we'll see! Thankyou for you offer Lauri, but I think I would prefer to sell them in canada, because of the exchange rate..!


Do you have any tried-and-true steps for a zipper? I've attempted zippered pouches about a million times and keep screwing up on the ends (I end up with gaps on either side, it's weird).

I'm not really sure I can tell you to prevent the gaps, just make sure your seam next to the zipper just goes all the way to the end...Huh?!
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2003 06:58:51 PM »

re: zippers
this will sound really dopey, but try using tape to hold your zipper in place, then sew over the tape. It comes off pretty easily. This is what I do & then a little hand stitching to give the zip a nice finished look. Don't be fooled though, when I sew, the seam ripper is my best friend. . .
Good luck!
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2003 06:11:00 PM »

I love them.  Especially the green one.  Great to carry one on a date or a special evening!!  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2003 01:25:53 AM »

Aww, those are really cute and dainty pouches. Have you made anymore since your initial post? And are you selling them now? Just curious. Wink
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« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2003 04:19:25 AM »

Your pouches are cuuute!  

Question: did you iron those appliques on with that sticky backing stuff or are they sewn on?  I'm trying to figure out how to attach appliques.  Thx!
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