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#21 agm04

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    Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:33 PM

    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
    thread 1 amazon 9.82 30 0.33
    thread 2 amazon 5.49 10 0.55
    thread 3 amazon 5.30 10 0.53
    thread 4 amazon 4.00 6 0.67
    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
    total   353.83 56 6.32

     

    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!



    #22 agm04

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      Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:34 PM

      Oh and I forgot to say that the pet screen comes in a ton of different colors!



      #23 Katryne

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        Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:59 PM

        You are my hero.  Thank you! :)  Now will have to look at this from a Canadian point of view aka not get screwed by shipping/taxes/duty.

         

        They look fabulous!



        #24 agm04

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          Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:42 PM

          Originally Posted by Katryne 

          You are my hero.  Thank you! :)  Now will have to look at this from a Canadian point of view aka not get screwed by shipping/taxes/duty.

           

          They look fabulous!

          Haha no problem, glad I could help!  Let me know if you have any questions.  And thank you for the compliment!






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