Those of you that do commissioned work, how do you determine how much to charge?
This is one of those questions that varies from person to person, but you may want to take the following into account:
-the cost of materials (fabric, thread, batting)
-misc costs like electricity and any overhead for your studio (if you rent it outside of your home)
All of these costs can be averaged into an amount that you charge, like a cost per square foot or for small pieces, square inches.
Cheryl / Muppin
I apologize for being uninformed (and dense), but is there a way to determine the "ballpark" for the estimate?
It might be 10dollars or 10 thousand dollars, unless you know relative prices.
I have wondered about the pricing issue for a while, and am glad tosee that someone else has the same question!
Basically, it's how much you feel compensates you for your time and materials. There's NO hard or fast rule on what you should charge. Check out this blog post on making sure you charge what you feel you are worth. What I charge a client and what you should charge may be completely different for very valid reasons!