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    Profile photo of JaneJane @jesims

    I know the topic has been discussed here before about how to charge someone for sewing a garment. Now someone has taken the mystery out of the math with this cool Craft Calculator: http://craftscalculator.com

    I get asked frequently why I don’t sell on Etsy, etc. maybe I will use this tool as a perfect reason why I do not. It is pretty eye opening.

    Jane

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Wow, that’s great. I tried it with the lowest settings (10% profit, novice skill level) and conservative time and cost estimates (10 hours to prep, dye, cut, sew, trace — and $35 for pattern, fabric, dye, buttons, needles, thread) and it suggested $75! Yowza!

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    Profile photo of NicoleNicole @motherof5

    Can you get that as an app-thingy? You could show people that ask you the question.

    I used to sew for others but I charged like a wounded bull.

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Haha, Nicole, that’s a great expression!

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    Profile photo of TamaraTamara @justsewit

    If you click the above link Nicole it will tell you you can purchase it on either ITunes or google play.

    Looks interesting but I don’t sew for others and charge!

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    Yes, I think that was jesims’ point.

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    Profile photo of Little_AnjLittle_Anj @Little_Anj

    Wow that’s nuts!!!

    Clearly I undercharge per hour!! 🙂

    I have made a spreadsheet (just ’cause I like making them) to calculate what it would cost to sell.

    Whenever I do sell (to friends who demand to pay), it’s just at cost of materials so not $103!! More like $23 🙂

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    Profile photo of SarviSarvi @Sarvi

    If only the folks who run my kid’s school provided free labor! Well, I suppose if they did I’d be buying more fabric.

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    Profile photo of melelizameleliza @meleliza

    Fascinating. It seems on par with what I’ve been quoting for custom work.

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