- Thu Mar 25, 2021 12:44 pm
I saw another discussion on pricing, and the commenter said he thinks in days. The example he was talking about was one bare bench seat that needed new patterns. He suggested one day to develop the patterns, One day to cut the pieces, and another day to sew.
As a new learner and looking at the amount of time it takes me to finish little projects, I doubt I could complete the seat in 3 days, but a pro probably could.
I had a shop make three couch seat bottoms. Two were identical, but mirror image and the center cushion was unique. I doubt the cloth material was more than $5 per yard. She charged $300 for the three cushions. I think $50 an hour at the time was the going rate, so the job was completed in six hours. At this point, I couldn't make those in six hours. If I took on a job for someone, I would quote six hours, knowing it would take much longer. I think it's like all other skills to work toward pro-level speed to justify pro-level pricing.