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From: debjb
Date: 05-16-2006, 08:23 PM (1 of 7)
Does anyone have a good way to price machine embroidery work? Many years ago I read something that suggested $1.00/1000 stitches. I'm sure it's higher now. Any suggestions?
User: debjb
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 4
From: MaryW
Date: 05-19-2006, 07:52 AM (2 of 7)
I don't have a clue, but searching online thru embroidery sites should give you some idea. Hey girls, how do you charge for your embroidery jobs?
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: beachgirl
Date: 05-19-2006, 04:18 PM (3 of 7)
Here in our area the custom embroidery places wanted $ 20.00 to do 9 letters. I called for my sister in-law. I nearly flipped out at that price. Not to the person but in my mind. I did it for her for free. I have no idea what the home embroidey people charge.
User: beachgirl
Member since: 08-31-2004
Total posts: 615
From: Marti
Date: 08-24-2006, 11:26 PM (4 of 7)
I live in North Alabama and the going price around here is $3. per Letter...I thought that was kinda high. Again, I did it for free for a friend of my daughters. :bolt: :bolt: :bolt:
Marti Eldridge
User: Marti
Member since: 02-21-2006
Total posts: 31
From: lizzybugsmommy
Date: 08-25-2006, 09:04 AM (5 of 7)
I usually charge $4 or $5 per name. $4 for monograms and if it is a design $2 for each color. I got these prices from a friend and decided it was fair. If you add up the thread, stablizer, and the time you make about $2.50 off each name. They also keep comming back because it is affordable. Before I bought my machine I was paying arround $20 per piece.
Catherine lb_pml&cb=PW

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User: lizzybugsmommy
Member since: 05-20-2006
Total posts: 207
From: lendube
Date: 08-25-2006, 12:31 PM (6 of 7)
I charge $1.00 to $1.50 per 1000 stitches depending on the difficulty of the design (color changes, where and on what it's going, etc.) Also, if I need to buy a design online I run that by the customer first and charge them what it costs me. I know I get to keep the design but sometimes it can take forever to find just the right one so I feel my time is worth something too. If what they want is very involved with several designs I charge a set-up fee of $5.00 also. :smile:
User: lendube
Member since: 08-06-2006
Total posts: 1548
From: debjb
Date: 10-08-2006, 04:06 PM (7 of 7)
Thanks to everyone who posted a reply. With your help I think I can come up with a price that is reasonable and fair. Happy sewing!
User: debjb
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 4
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