Congrats, you've found the knitting blog of Falloutboywholived. Broke college knitter of many fandoms, just trying to knit all the yarns (and maybe make a couple bucks).
A small sample of my work can be found here
I have recently gotten into crochet. I’ve bought yearn in colors that I think will do for house scarves. Once I’ve finished with mine (Slytherin) I want to try to start doing commissions on etsy and such, only a set limit at a time, but I don’t know what to charge or how to do shipping costs and such. Can anyone help me maybe figure out a reasonable price maybe? As far as scarves I could probably figure that out but how do I charge for shipping? Like…do I charge the amount I’m charged at the post office or what? I’ve never made anything and sold it before. I might even start making other small things out of crochet once I get better into it but some things are difficult to make and I don’t understand all the terms just yet. But I would like to sell house scarves at least to start out with.
A good way to start determining your prices is to look at your costs, and the prices of similar items in the same marketplace. You’d want to know how long it takes you to make each item, and have that time reflected in the price. A lot of crafters forget to pay themselves a decent wage, which is not good for a lot of reasons. Be sure to build in whatever your materials cost as well. Etsy has a lot of really nice articles about all of this fancy number mumbo jumbo in their blog.
It might be helpful to take a look at shops on Etsy who offer scarves of the same quality, and possibly message the owners about how they determined their prices.
As far as building in shipping, you may also want to glance at the shipping policies of similar stores on Etsy, or whichever handmade marketplace you should choose, since many of these vendors have tried and true methods for pricing S&H.
Good luck, and happy crafting!
now that I know how to carry yarn up the side, I just want to knit house scarves for the rest of my life.
"Knitting is a boon for those of us who are easily bored. I take my knitting everywhere to take the edge off of moments that would otherwise drive me stark raving mad."
— Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, At Knit’s End: Meditations for Women Who Knit Too Much
do you guys ever have days where you know you’re doing stitches correctly but they just dont look correct enough?