Thursday, August 13, 2009

Looking for Opinions and Tester

I have made some new checkbook cover/wallet thingies because of a custom order recently. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. There are still some kinks to work out, pretty minor and only with ways to make assembly easier. This is the first one I made. The topstitching had some flubs (I needed to use a larger needle), the label is not in the best place and I ironed it after the snaps were put in which left some "shine" on the material.

So this is where the "tester" portion of the title comes into play. I am looking for someone who is willing to use my checkbook cover/wallet thingy, flubs and all, in exchange for giving me some is the size ok, does it need more or less pockets/slots, is there something that should be added or deleted, etc.? If you are up for it, I will send it out to the 1st taker. Thanks :)

And now to the "opinion" portion of the post. Remember the windy craft show that ended in rain? Well, there was a casualty. I am not 100% sure what caused it, I think it was ink running off the tags onto the fabric. Luckily, the color matches the bag. I took a couple pics of the "stains", they are difficult to see on the picture of the whole bag....unless it's zoomed in.

Opinion you think these could/should be one-offs or oopses at a bargain price? I hate to just toss them. Personally, it would not matter much to be since it is rather subtle. Plus, after a few uses I'd probably wind up doing something like that to it anyway. But I want to know what you think. Thanks :)


Stitch 'N Love said...

That looks like a cute wallet!

As far as the stain, yeah, I would sell it as an Oops with a discount.

Beth said...

I would love to try out your wallet! It's adorable. Plus, I've been wondering about these homemade wallets and if they stand up to regular use. Let me know if the testing job is still available!

And sell the bag at a discount. It's barely noticable, and people love bargins like that!

glorybe1024 said...

The wallet/checkbook thingy is cute!

Sell the bag at a discount and fully disclose the stains. I would still buy it!

Anonymous said...

What creative creations! I'm going to start making aprons! I love aprons!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Your wallet is super cute :) If you need any more testers...let me know :)

And I'd definitley sell the bag still. It's too great not to sell. Show people the "oops" spots and I bet it still gets snatched up quickly :)

storybeader said...

I didn't even notice the stain, but I know that when something goes a-wire on my items, I don't want to sell it at regular price. You can always put a little note that you marked down the price because the fabric's stained. Cute little bag.

And I love the checkbook cover! The very first thing I bought on Etsy was a checkbook cover for my business... it doesn't come out much but I love it! Very lovely item to have, for a woman to show her tastes!

Rose Works Jewelry said...

I think you can still sell the bags - just discount them :)