Friday, March 21, 2008
cushions for sale
I have been busy sewing a few cushions, which by the time you read this will be up for sale on either our big cartel or etsy shops. I am having a dilema as to where to sell them online. Etsy is great but having a quick browse on there I have a personal opinion that alot of people sell things too cheaply. $20 USD is very cheap for a print of someone's artwork. Even if it is an unlimited edition. I guess if you're selling 100's of them it's not bad, but......likewise cushions. They mostly seem to hover around $25USD. But sorry my cushions won't be that cheap. These babies above are made of vintage flour sacks that are time consuming to source and hard to come by. Which in alot of cases makes them one offs as far as I know. The other is made from vintage children's fabric. I've only made three, one of which I'm keeping. So do I sell on etsy where they can't compete on price or over at bigcartel? Or perhaps I'll try both and let you know how they go. Then I'm like an annoying department store that places escalators in dumb places so that you have to wander around in circles, inadvertly seeing (and buying?) more products than planned. Damn those sneaky store designers.