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What does a seamstress charge per hour

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Dave Budden
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A friend of ours son, wants my wife to make drapes and tablecloths for his business. She can sew very well. We were thinking for of charging $25-30/hr. Does that seem fair?
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Dave



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take a project to several places (phone book, cleaners) and get quotes. reckon the project would take about an hour to do. make sure to accommodate the time to write it up and such.

that will tell you.



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Don don4975
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Dave,

Seems high, I guess it depends on how much you want the job? At $30 per hour I would shop elsewhere.

JMO

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Carl W. French
alfred, Maine, USA   usa

Seems about right. Think about what a car shop charges for the entry guy to do a tune up. A seamstress has to provide the shop space and usually a rather expensive pro grade sewing machine.



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Jack Lindler
Greenville,SC, USA   usa

Don, you're a skinflint - I agree with Carl.

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Jerry Harrington
north east, USA   usa

call around to pros and then do an average if yo want to job.

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James Blackledge
Lake Norman, NC, USA   usa
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If she is doing labor only and not providing any materials, I would think $25-30/hr. is a bit steep.

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Carl W. French
alfred, Maine, USA   usa

If she is doing it with thier sewing machine and not hers. In thier house and not hers then $25-30 is generous. The material is a whole 'nother ball game as that is going to cost big $$ potentially.



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Ryan Foster
Keller, Texas, USA   usa
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I seem to recall that if you go to Sears or JCP that they will make up curtains to order for you for a certain fee. You picked the style from their catalog, and they made them up. This might have been years ago, but I recall in the early 90's this service was available.



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Peter Cummins
Lansing,MI, USA   usa

You guys forget, it's not just paying for the job to be done, it's how good the job will be done. You pay more for quality and experience. If not, you should.

I've fought that my whole life with architectural renderings. Most builders just see the bottom line. They could care less how good the rendering is, just how much it costs. They forget that it reflects upon their product. Cheap ass art, must be a cheap ass product.

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