Monday, October 03, 2005


I took one of the purses that I made to MOPS last week. I had several moms ask me where I got it I told them I made it and got the response do you make them for others. I am debating on starting a little side business. But I must first make all the purses I have yet to make for my sister-in-law, mother-in-law, my niece, myself, and Abby. Oh, and I also have a purse left to make for Amy that will match the dress I am making her from the moon and star fabric that Cathy had originally bought for a diaper bag. Anyway I am having a hard time deciding how much to charge for the purse. There is such a wide range of prices in fabric that it is hard to price a purse at a particular price for all purses of the same size. I also don't want to have an inventory of purses that I may or may not be able to sell. Anyone have any thoughts they can provide for me? How much would you pay for a custom made purse? Another thought I had was my clients could choose and buy the fabric, trim and decorbond they would need and then I would charge a set price for putting it together. This would probably prove to be less costly for me because I would not have to scour the area looking for fabric and trims for each purse I have to make. If you have any ideas please let me know. Also if you are interested in me making you a purse let me know. I am thinking the cost of fabric plus 20.00 dollars for each purse.

These pictures are a couple of the purses I made for Cathy and her two girls last year for Christmas. The girls purses are the small and the Toddler bag. Cathy's purse is the larger.

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