I'd never stitched anything on commission before. I had no idea what to charge. I asked my stitching facebook group what they thought, and got many responses. Finally, I decided on minimum wage for my time, and the cost of materials. Every hour I worked on it, I worried that it'd be so expensive that Linda would balk at the final price.
Well, I finished the piece, including my time for framing it in 13 hours. Here it is:
|Tara & Jesse (based on Heirloom Memories Ornament (Victoria Sampler)|
Stitched on 28 ct. Antique White Monaco fabric.
I love how this turned out - I really like the dark purples. I charged Linda $107, and she didn't even bat at eyelash at the price, immediately handing me a check for the full amount. But I learned something about myself. I would rather stitch for myself or for a gift for someone than on commission any day. I was too worried about pricing to really enjoy the stitching.