For anyone who has tried to explain the complexities of pricing a custom made garment that is knitted by hand, here is a great video by Jess Herself that gives a concise summary of the pricing procedure.

[via Starry Night Cat]

Andrew Salomone

Andrew Salomone

Artist, writer, and teacher who makes work about popular culture, technology, and traditional craft processes.

  • craftcre8r

    Very good explanation. I’ve often been told I should make garments for a living, only to turn and ask, “Do you want to pay $200 for a pair of socks?” It’s too difficult for people to truly understand, especially since in the US we’re used to cheap clothing made in a sweat shop in Bangladesh paying workers 5 cents an hour.

  • Andrew Salomone

    I agree! : )

  • Traci Bunkers

    Great video–you also have to take into consideration the cost of the yarn–using a nice yarn can add quite a bit of $$ to the price.