Sewing Lessons, Pricing?

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A friend of a client of mine asked ages ago if I would give  her a
couple of lessons, to which I said yes. She has said from the beginning
that she would pay me, so that's good.
Now the school term is beginning she is keen to start. She has a machine
To quote what she has asked...
" Could you also give me a price for a few sewing lessons using my machine

  maybe  3 blocks of 2 hours l would be looking at doing things like
zips, button holes, finishes

- l have a book and could highlight the things l would like to learn."

All of this is no problem except the age old problem of how much to
charge. I have googled a bit and found Karen's pricing advice which is
very sound
 
http://www.getcreativeshow.com/Craft_Sew_Business/Business_Seminars/sewing_classes.htm

But this is a one to one deal. The rate here is low, we are not in a big
city and I know that my hourly rate for sewing would probably make most
of you roll your eyes, 15€ an hour materials on top.  I think I should
charge her my hourly sewing rate as teaching her will stop me sewing ,
does that sound reasonable to you or should I come  with a price per
lesson?
Opinions please.
Thanks

Claire in Montréal France.
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

Re: Sewing Lessons, Pricing?

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Karen is a gem and she has created some great guidelines over the years.

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I always charge my regular hourly rate for lessons.  For just the same
reason you said, it stops me from working on something else at that same
rate.  Two hour blocks work well too.  It's enough time to get some stuff
done, but not enough time to overwhelm a beginner.

Good luck!!!

Sharon
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Never try to teach a pig to sing.  It's a waste of time and just annoys the
pig.



Re: Sewing Lessons, Pricing?
Le 01/09/2011 14:22, mamahays a écrit :
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Sounds like  my thoughts were going in the right direction. Thank you
Sharon.

Claire in Montréal France.
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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On 01/09/2011 11:56, Claire Owen wrote:
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I think it would be fair to charge the same per hour for your teaching,
or possibly a little more.  My hourly teaching rate as a supply teacher
here in the UK would be bout £130 per day before tax.

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Re: Sewing Lessons, Pricing?
Le 01/09/2011 14:54, Kate XXXXXX a écrit :
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Thank you for that, I am going to propose that to her and see what she says.

Claire in Montréal France.
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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In the past I have checked at local fabric shops and then figured up what
their cost is per hour for group lessons and go from there, and give my
friend the option of bringing another friend for the lower price per lesson
for both of them.  They pay me at the beginning of each lesson  and  have
the option of letting me know a week ahead if they decide to not take any
more lessons.  No matter what they say, I spend about 15 minutes going over
how to clean the machine and change needles, and talk about needle sizes and
a few of the feet.  I also talk measurements and patterns.
HTH  Barbara in SC



Re: Sewing Lessons, Pricing?
Le 01/09/2011 16:03, Bobbie Sews More a écrit :
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Basic maintenance is a good idea, thank you. I must remember to insist
she brings her manual for her machine.
I have a feeling she wants to be be able to mend stuff for the moment,
but who knows we may move on.

Claire in Montréal France.
http://claireowenperso.free.fr

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