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    More Thrift Store Up-cycles

    I am making some things for a craft fair the end of April. I am thinking about selling the wool potholders for $5 each. What do you think? The two fish are pot handle covers, I thought these fish were really cute. The apron was made from the front of a dress. all I did was cut the skirt off and cut about 8" off the top and then reconnected it to the band. Hope you like them. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    I am making some things for a craft fair the end of April. I am thinking about selling the wool potholders for $5 each. What do you think? The two fish are pot handle covers, I thought these fish were really cute. The apron was made from the front of a dress. all I did was cut the skirt off and cut about 8" off the top and then reconnected it to the band. Hope you like them. If you have any suggestions, let me know.
    $5.00 dollars for a potholder might be a bit much! and won't they shrink , I know I wash mine a lot.
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    I think I will start with $5 because these are multiple layers of boiled wool with lots of decorative stitching on them. Will come down the last hour of the show. Since the wool has already been felted it won't shrink anymore.

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    You have some really neat things there. I think the fishy potholder is too cute.
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    Nice things you've made. Good luck with your sales!

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    I would pay $5.00 for the pot holders - not sure I would use them for that purpose - more like artwork for the kitchen!

    and the apron is really fun!

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    I think that if someone bought one of your potholders it would be more a decor item.. I love them and do believe I would pay 5$ for them....
    SAlly A MacDonald

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    The price people will pay always depends on where you are. In certain areas of VA Beach $5 for a potholder like that, people wouldn't bat an eye. Here in GA where I am they would look at me like I was nuts... And of course there are always the ones who "humph I can make that" LOL

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    Location is the key. Whatever the market will bear. Yes, I've heard the "I can make that" group and think they probably won't!

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    Make a bunch of cheaper pot holders - then some people will pay the extra for the good ones.
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