what do you charge for your embroidery??

diane_586miNovember 5, 2006

Hi, Wow I haven't been here in a looooong time. I recently bought a Viking Huqsvarna Scandinavia 300 after ugrading from a Viking Daisy Model. I wanted to be able to do embroidery. Well, during one of my classes to learn how to use it, I decided to do another upgrade to a Scandinavia 400. (It does more fancy stitiches...)

I love my new machine. What I am wondering, is if any of you do embroidery jobs on the side. Small ones, I mean...towels, sweatshirt and the such. I have no idea what to charge. I just did my first "job" on 31 hand towels which each had 2 whimsical designs on them. Since it was my first, I charged $1.00 each. The "friend" bought the thread, which I did run out of and had to get more. But I am thinking I definately didn't charge enough. Please someone help me figure this out.

thanks

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kick153

You probably didn't charge near enough, but since you are just learning, it was a good way to start. Have been embroidering for a couple of years. For friends, I sometimes charge less, but my standard fee is around $1 per 1000 stitches. A good place to help you would be http://www.embroiderylibraryprojects.com Once there, click on the tab at the top - Techniques and Guides. Go to the last "block" on the page "making money from your embroidery". Hope this helps.

    Bookmark   November 5, 2006 at 7:03PM
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diane_586mi

thank you so much kick153. That sure was quick. I am printing up that section at the moment and will read it in the am. thanks again so much.
Will be back again.
diane

    Bookmark   November 5, 2006 at 7:09PM
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kick153

More than welcome, Diane. Glad I could help. BTW, the site I sent you has a lot of wonderful information. Then the sister website www.emblibrary.com has mounds of designs at very reasonable prices with sales every week. My personal favorite. Enjoy!! Happy stitching!!

    Bookmark   November 5, 2006 at 10:11PM
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