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    My BFF found this pattern card in Shipshewanna. It is a little wallet designed by Valori Wells Designs. I made one and my neighbors loved it and asked to make some for them but I have no idea what to charge. The finished size ,closed, is 3 in by 5 in. The pattern used sew on snaps but I like the home spun look of buttons and I added a key ring. Do you think $4 is too much or not enough? What would you sell them for?
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    12$
    They are adorable!

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    I've made that pattern and it is a cute little wallet. I would say that if they are good friends $4 is fine. If they are just people you know I would charge more like $5 or $6. JMHO

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    I would charge at least $6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    12$
    They are adorable!
    I agree!

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    Personally - $4 is not enough for these. For that price, I'd buy a box full. I would charge $8 - $12, depending on the economy of your area. You've put a lot of work into these - buttonhole, button, keyring. Add the cost of fabric, thread, your time to cut and assemble. Your fabrics are gorgeous and you do very nice work. Your keyrings look like they are color coordinated, too. JMHO

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    I'd charge at least $10.

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    I consider $5 the absolute minimum charge for anything I make, of course most things I make are given as gifts, but if someone asks how much, I'm trying to get better about valuing my time and resources at a price more consistent with current market value.

    I discovered a few months ago that a crocheted item I've made several of that I had charged under $10 for was being sold for $29 at a shop nearby.

    So you could easily charge $8 - $10 for these and not be out of line. As maine ladybug mentioned, for very good friends you can charge less but be sure they know they're getting a special price and that you would charge more to the general public.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    12$
    They are adorable!
    I agree, at least 12 and maybe even 14.00
    I'm sure it took more than and hour to make just one of these.

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    $10.00 minimum.

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    $10 - $12.
    How long does it take to make one? I'm guessing more than an hour. For $4, figure at least $1 for materials. Do you really want to work for $3/ hour? I think baby sitters get more!

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    Check out Vera Bradley and see what those items go for - - -

    Those are really cute. And you did a lovely job on them.

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    $4 sounds like a steal...why not just give it to them. I really don't know what to tell you, but right off the top of my head I think at least $8 - $10 each. They're really pretty.

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    10-12 dollars

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    They are really cute and I know they we not too easy and fast to make. Nothing less that $10.00 with the price of fabric now. Some times you can get rements cheaper but your fabric is special. Good luck.

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    I agree with $12.00. Remember they take time to sew. I Made some quilted tote bags years ago for a co-worker. I charged her for the fabric. I later found out she was selling them, not gifting them. lesson learned for me! Isn't it terrible to have to be so cynical about everything these days. Now I charge for my time and if it is to much for someone, they don't have to buy.

    If they were a lawyer or beautician they would not work for free.

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    oops

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    Quote Originally Posted by ube quilting
    I agree with $12.00. Remember they take time to sew. I Made some quilted tote bags years ago for a co-worker. I charged her for the fabric. I later found out she was selling them, not gifting them. lesson learned for me! Isn't it terrible to have to be so cynical about everything these days. Now I charge for my time and if it is to much for someone, they don't have to buy.

    If they were a lawyer or beautician they would not work for free.
    Wow! Hard to believe that someone would actually do that. She must have thought that she had a sewing slave. Did you stop making them for her or increase the price?

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    I'd charge $8.

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    You time is worth much, than a gallon of gas! At least $10-$12. Hand made is made better than boughten!! Tinker

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    OMG for $4 I wouldn't even get out of bed to sew. And for those who are saying $5 or $6....they'd have to be a close, bosom buddy for all that work!!!

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    $10.00-$15.00

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    $10-12 absolute minimum.

    Jan in VA

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    Oh...I agree $4. is not enough. I have a small candle business and have done a lot of craft shows. I usually check out a lot of the other booths...and sometimes buy. I bought one of those "in style" knitted scarves and I paid $20. for it. You HAVE to pay yourself for your time.

    I think $10. is a good price.

    In figuring my candle price I charge $1.00 per ounce. And if the jar I use is more expensive than a jelly jar then it is price higher. And my candles sell...and no one blinks an eye. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by charismah
    12$
    They are adorable!
    Thats what I was going to suggest too!

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