Helen's Daughters Studio

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Price of a Helen's Daughters Handbag

We often have questions about how we price a handbag?
 Here's a simple breakdown. 
Our upholstery fabrics are $12 to $60 a yard 
(many handbags can take more than a half a yard upholstery fabric), 
we use a quality taffeta for lining, a interlining, buttons, thread, beads, tassels, cording, etc.
 Then there's studio - 
electricity, heating, insurance, 
sewing machines, sergers, scissors, pins, paper, and more. 
Art fair fees, hotels, gas in van, website, 
printed materials, postage. 
All this goes into the price of a handbag. 
We appreciate you all
 and how wonderfully you have supported us over the years. 
Thanks! Char and Mariella

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Pile of Tablet Carriers

Sundays work...Tablet carriers.
We love working with pattern and color.
A simple pile of carriers - a pile of art.