How much to pay for seamstress?
I am new to this forum as I am not a person who sews. Would love to, but don't possess the talent. As a result, I am hiring someone to make some curtains, chair covers, etc. for my new home. I don't even know what it costs to have things custom made by a freelance seamstress. Are they paid by the item? Time? Difficulty? or all of the above?
Can any of you give me an idea? For instance I will be having a plain shower curtain and valance made along with plain, soft roman shades. Can you give me any idea of how much it costs to make these items? I also will need chair cushions for some wooden rockers.
Also, I will do all the shopping for the supplies so the seamstress will just have to make the items and not spend time shopping for supplies.
Do I put instructions and agreed upon pricing in writing, i.e., a contract of sorts that would also state expected time of completion?
Thanks so much for your help.