Does anyone have guidelines for pricing on alterations and general sewing? I’ve been asked on several occassions to start a sewing service in my community, and do not know what type of “formula” to work with. For instance, what to charge for a pair of unlined pants (I’ve been told $9.00 is a going rate–but I think that’s a bit much).
I am also well experienced drapery/ home decor designer as well as apparel, but I have not sewn for paying customers (I’ve only sewn exclusively for relatives and close friends). I recently read some time back on a threads post that the going rate for drapes are about $25.00 per panal (is that lined or unlined?). And what would be a fair price for valances or cornice boards?
If anyone could give me any ideas, advice or where I could obtain this information would be greatly appreciated.