That bag costs how much???

I used to look at bags at the craft fairs and wonder why in the world they cost so much!  It’s just some fabric… it looks so simple… I could make that much cheaper!  Well… then I started making bags.  In a moment of insight I realized why well made bags are priced they way they are.

66 pieces of fabric and interfacing

9 pieces of hardware

2 zippers

Several hours of cutting out the pieces, pattern matching, measuring and adjusting.  Several more hours pressing, adding interfacing, pressing, top stitching some of the parts, and more pressing, before you even stitch the parts together!  I think by the time I get this one done it will be worth a fortune!


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