Thursday, November 18

Travel Bag in Bermuda


Hi everybody and a big hello to my new followers :)

you might remember this bag in a pink/green colourway. After 'testing' this bag - yes, I always make sure the bags I create perform, that is they fulfill their purpose - and this travel bag/weekender with its whopping six pockets does the job perfectly! I was so pleased I made another one. I used the same designer fabric, a gorgeous cotton sateen (satin finish) in a pale blue/linden green colourway on a mellow toffee background. As usual the photo does not do justice to the colours on this bag.
As for pricing this bag...well, thinking about the amount of work that goes into making one of these, plus the fact that I use high-quality designer fabrics which I pre-wash and iron before cutting and the fact that it really is OOAK I feel justified charging what I do.
I was browsing the travel bag section on Dawanda to see what other handbag makers were charging and I came across a felted bag that was priced at Euro 1.500!!! The artist used white felt for her bag and it was lined with a cheap polyester. Not sure what it was doing in the travel bag section, but I feel quite comfortable with my price now :)
Did I mention that this bag has a removable bottom insert? Remove it and the bottom becomes roomier (is that a word?), therefore providing extra space for that last minute must-have souvenir...

Have a fabulous day!

7 comments:

  1. It's very lovely Duni. On pricing...I totally get what you're saying. It's really hard to price something if you think about what someone would actually buy a comparable item (non-handmade) for. I just hope that people realize the reason for the price boost, that it is both justified, and well-worth it in terms of quality. I highly respect fellow artists who buy quality materials, work to high standards and charge for it. If everyone did the same the handmade world would be so much more in harmony I believe.

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  2. The new bag looks great, Duni! It's terrible the way some sellers undercut everyone like that. Your bags are definitely worth what you charge.

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  3. That bag is fabulous! Your creations are worth what you charge for them!

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  4. Yup, roomier is definitely a real word! I still love your messenger bags!

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  5. That is a lovely bag. I think deciding on what price to set would be very difficult. I'm glad I don't have to do it :)

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  6. I love the size of the bag! People have to remember, they're not only buying handmade, but one-of-a-kind! It's worth every penny!

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