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    I'd go by how much I want to make and hour and charge them at least that much, plus materials.

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    I think $5 is a great number. I have made tons of these little card cases. They sew up so fast and you can use up your scraps. I think you would sell a lot at $5 then you would charging $12.unless you live in an area that would pay that amount. Just my oppinion...

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    Those are really cute. I would think $10 at least and maybe more if you are selling in a reasonable market.

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    I would pay 15 for one...I think that's fair.

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    Really nice! I was going to say at least 8 or 10

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    You need to figure out how long it takes you to make one, and how much you want to make per hour, then add to that the cost of your supplies. $4 is too low.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmama
    I think $5 is a great number. I have made tons of these little card cases. They sew up so fast and you can use up your scraps. I think you would sell a lot at $5 then you would charging $12.unless you live in an area that would pay that amount. Just my oppinion...
    The thing is, if something costs more (within reason), people value it more. Also, it may be true that you could sell more individual items if you are selling for a lower cost- but you are also doing more work for the same amount of money. Say you were charging $6 each- you might sell twice as many as you would if you were selling them for $12 each, but you'd also be doing twice as much work. You're better off raising the price and selling less. And don't undervalue your time! You don't need to be working for sweatshop wages.

    One more thing- of course it does matter where you are located and what prices things are going for in your area. So you do have to factor that in, unless you are trying to sell to a broader area- as in on-line, Etsy for instance.

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    Too beautiful. I make all kinds of things for small businesses. I would say you need at least 10-12 dollars to get your money back.

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    FIRST you need to make sure via the pattern designer that you are ALLOWED to make them to sell....even if it is just for the neighbors..it could be illegal!

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    I agree, $10.00 minimum.

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    Very cute! I would say you would sell quite a few!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzmama
    I think $5 is a great number. I have made tons of these little card cases. They sew up so fast and you can use up your scraps. I think you would sell a lot at $5 then you would charging $12.unless you live in an area that would pay that amount. Just my oppinion...
    I agree with you on that. I too know how quickly you can make them and what little fabric they take.

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    At least $10~

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    At least 10

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    I would charge at least $10-12.

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    I look for comparable items on Etsy and ArtFire. I charge a bit less because in our area the economy is pretty bad, and I don't want to take advantage of anyone.

    These are very nice and well made. I'd say 10-14 is a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok
    FIRST you need to make sure via the pattern designer that you are ALLOWED to make them to sell....even if it is just for the neighbors..it could be illegal!
    You could always ask for a $12 donation. :)

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    $8-$10 would be right in the ball park. $4 is giving it away.

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    They are adorable.......I'd ask $15.00

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    I also like Charisma's $12.00 OK $11.99

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    I agree... no less than $10... you have the fabric, not a lot but you did have to buy it, your time, and it is UNIQUE! Don't undersell your talent.

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    ditto.....10-12$

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    I've been making that little wallet for quite a few years now & giving them to my friends. The Quilting girls really like them for Quilt Shows & you don't need to carry your big purse. They go togeather pretty fast & use up scraps.

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    I may be way out in left field...........I would charge 20-25. You really did a beautiful job and I think your time/talent is valuable. Just sayin.

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    I love the wallet where can I get the pattern? I am just starting out but I would love to try and attempt to make one.

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