Originally Posted by Katryne
Oh my! Your bags are amazing! Do you mind sharing what/where you bought stuff and a price breakdown?
Thank you so much! I don't mind at all...I am crazy and already have the info in a spreadsheet. If this is confusing let me know and I'll try to explain better. Here is the breakdown:
|Item||Vendor/website/product link||Cost (Includes shipping)||# bags made||Per bag cost|
|Dark blue pet screen 1||https://www.metroscr...products_id=498||86.25||36||2.40|
|Dark blue pet screen 2||https://www.metroscr...products_id=499||68.91||20||3.45|
|1/4 in cotton rope 1||http://knotandrope.c...otton-6p127.htm||24.00||36||0.67|
|1/4 in cotton rope 2||http://knotandrope.c...otton-6p127.htm||15.50||20||0.78|
|grommet 1||ebay - seller pds_toolstore||8.50||25||0.34|
|grommet 2||ebay - seller diversifieddistributing||7.49||12.5||0.60|
|grommet 3||ebay - seller diversifieddistributing||5.25||12.5||0.42|
|ribbon 1||ebay - seller lotofnothing||29.57||20||1.48|
|ribbon 2||ebay - seller lotofnothing||21.90||16||1.37|
|ribbon 3||ebay - seller deannec||9.90||9||1.10|
|webbing||ebay - seller kline423 (I actually have a lot of this left that I'd gladly sell - it's the stuff in the man bag pictures)||33.95||11||3.09|
|super glue||drug store||5.00||56||0.09|
|punching tool||paper presentation - I bought and returned 3 before I found one that works. Brand We R Memory Keepeers.||13.00||56||0.23|
So the bags with roped handles ended up being about 6.25 each, and the "man bags" (haha, the ones with the webbing up the sides and into the handles) were 6.62 each. They would have been a LOT cheaper if I had known I'd need 56 bags and been able to order all my supplies in one shot. Also, because I had to buy extra of things (like the webbing for the man bags, I have probably half of it left over), if I end up selling any of my leftovers, the overall cost will go down.
Not gonna lie, this project was a beast, but I'm really happy with how they came out. We ended up with 3 different designs and a couple of different sizes (only one size pictured here) because of the way the pet screen comes. The first time I bought one big roll, but the 2nd order ended up better to get 2 small rolls, and it worked out that we could cut those bigger.
The man bag (above) looks a little funny because this was our first one. We modified the design to have shorter handles but of course I didn't get a picture of a good one, and now they're all at my parents' house in TX.
Anyway, I like them. I think it's a nice little personal touch, and I love that the mesh bags filter the sand out. Hope this helps!