by ejtads 21 Aug 2008

Can anyone help me, as to figure out what to charge for machine embroidery designs? I do not know how to give a fair price for any designs. Thanks.

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by katydid 22 Aug 2008

I gave you a new answer. see below.

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by sqdancer 22 Aug 2008

I have just been asked to monogram some men's hankies and was wondering how to charge as well, will be looking over the replies you get ...

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dlonnahawkins by dlonnahawkins 22 Aug 2008

I did this for a wedding once for the wedding party attendees, and charged $3 for each monogram. It was a special letter that I did for each hankie, but they were pleased with the price. The bride had chosen the monogram style as it matched the announcements, and it was also done on the train of her gown.

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by mops Moderator 22 Aug 2008

It depends if it's a one-off - like a logo - or one you can sell to more people. There was a post the other day about the cost of free designs (was it Meganne who posted that?). That might give a fair indication of a price for one-offs. As for the others look at what embroidery sites charge.

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Thank You

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by toet 22 Aug 2008

You must be brave,it would be my bad luck that my machine would have a hickup on someones pretty shirt that i could not repair,good luck.a*4U

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Thanks, I do get requests to do some things because my friends know I have the machine.

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by shirlener88 22 Aug 2008

Well, I can't tell you what to charge for your own digitized designs - but if you are talking about designs that you bought or got as freebie's and you are going to stitch them on something - I think that any hooping should be between $6-12 depeding on the work inside of it - Hehehe! If you have to hoop it a couple times - times it by the hooping - if you are dong sets of things - give them a discount and tell them that you did. Good luck and let us know more of what you mean here. *4U

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Thank you for this information. I have bought a few designs and that adds up after awhile. But this is helping me.

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by mpo14011 22 Aug 2008

This is an interesting question.You are talking about your own digitized designs? because you are not permitted to sell others digitized designs unless they digitize for you.You can never charge for your time but it might be a good idea to look around and see what the professionals charge. Cute would be a good start.It also depends on the complexity of the design. One that has more detail would cost more then one with less.I will keep an eye on this post, because sometime down the track I might need to charge for some designs I have on my web site.Ricky

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Ricky, I was talking about designs that I have bought. I have had many people ask me to do things because they know that I have an embroidery machine and things that they have seen that I gave as gifts. Thank you.

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by nonna57 22 Aug 2008

I charge by design, say a name. $10 for the 1st 5 letters then $1 per 1,000 stitches therafter, be it another letter,scroll or picture. (Give them the blink test (is what D/H) says, tell them if they blink quickly a few times then say you will ) actually 4get what D/H said :) Hope this helps

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

This is very helpful to me. I have just finshed up some designs that were 32,000 to 58,000 stitches. But these are a gift from designs that I had bought. So, I guess that this could get pretty expensive. The thread colors range from 15 to 23 changes also. Thank you for taking the time to chat with me....Emily

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by grannyo 21 Aug 2008

I sold one embroidered towel about 7 or 8 years ago for $50. I had made one up for my grandson and a woman's son wanted 1 too. I didn't want to do it. She told me she would give me $100, but I couldn't take that much. Anyway, my grandson has asked me to do another one. When he moved the movers lost it. There are 17 thread changes to it. Now that I know a bit more about designs, I think I can cut out some of those thread changes and keep the integrity of the design. It's about 10" x 6". I was told that not only do you charge for the amount of stitches, but also each thread change. What was suggested was $1 per change. That can really add up on a lot of designs.

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Thank you for your information. with everyone's help, I have more of an idea as what to do. This dragon is really cute that you did on the towel. What a great idea to do also.

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by dlonnahawkins 21 Aug 2008

I'm with jrob - are you talking about a digitized design that you have done, or a stitched out project? Let us know. Either would vary, and could depend on the item.

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

I was talking about designs that I had bought and made something with them. For example, I just made some place mats with 32,000 to 58,000 stitches. Then I had a friend ask me to put names on 2 sweatshirts with a shamrock which was about 2" x 4". I don't usually charge anything because I do this for my own enjoyment and gifts. There have been people asking what I would charge to do things for them. I know that the thread is not cheap and the time depending on the design and the thread changes can get involved. I hope that this can clear uuup my question a little better. Thank you.

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by jrob Moderator 21 Aug 2008

Are you asking about designs you put on a project or something you actually digitize from artwork?

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Designs that I have put on a project or projects that I have doone myself like incorporating designs onto a quilt or placemats that I just finshed up for a gift.

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by colonies1 21 Aug 2008

Will be waiting to see what all have to say.....*4u

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

There have been many good answers on this question. I do hope that this will help you out along with many others.

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by lenamae 21 Aug 2008

I sell mine for 3.00 each or a complete set for 15.00 and I did good with them . lately I have offered them for 2.00 each I did have a web site but took it off don't have it any more I sell some on ebay sometimes and am going to try on another site soon.

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Thank you.

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by misscharlie 21 Aug 2008

I am not sure if you mean the actual design or after you have embroidered an item? I think the mark up of an item you embroider should be no less than 25% of what the materials cost you. As far as designs themselves, there are so many out there with prices ranging from free to $5.00 for a single. *

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

I was talking about designs that I had bought and put onto something. I just did not know what a fair pricing would be to do things for people. Example would be to put a design onto a T-shirt or names on a sweatshirt with a shamrock that I did for a friend. I also know that I could not charge very much for a friend but a stranger would be a little different. Thank you.

katydid by katydid 22 Aug 2008

Where my daughter lives, Atlanta area, the going rate for a t- shirt design is $10.

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by brendaburgess 21 Aug 2008

I read somewhere to charge $7.50 per 10,000 stitches.

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

This is very interesting. With the help of eveyone that was so kind to answer my question, I am getting a better idea. Thank you.

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by prampelb 21 Aug 2008

I see simple designs at 1$ and complex ones are increasing up to 50$ each. Bundles are nice to have. Alphabets should sell max 10$. Pat

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Thank you for this information.

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by dlmds 21 Aug 2008

Eitads, This is such a great question, I have even wondered what to charge for a design I embroidery on a blank for someone. I will be watching to see what help you get. With all the knowledge we have from friends here I know someone will have many answers. Hugs and flowers.

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shirlener88 by shirlener88 22 Aug 2008

Sally, LQQK at the cute avatar you have - sweet.

ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

I hope that this will help you out also. So far, I have people that would like something but I don't know what to ask for. Most of the things that I have done have been for gifts or just because.

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by katydid 21 Aug 2008

Sweetie, I don' know rules of thumb, my personal opinion is to make them very reasonable until you build you reputation or following. I would sell 100 designs at $2. ea than to sale 4 designs for $20. ea. Keep us posted!!!

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ejtads by ejtads 22 Aug 2008

Thank you for your info. I think that this is great information. I know that you can't sell your time. But the cost of thread can get expensive depending on the number of thread changes and and stitches.

katydid by katydid 22 Aug 2008

I thought you meant designs you had digitized your self. After reading other responses, I realized that my answer would only confuse you. The going rate for simple monogram or design is $10. I don't know rate for more complicated designs.

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by marymoore 21 Aug 2008

waiting myself on answer for this do u have a site yet?

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katydid by katydid 21 Aug 2008

Mary, you are smart. You should have a website and a catalogue of all your clip art and designs.

marymoore by marymoore 21 Aug 2008

working on it

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