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Business Policy: This form is used to define your policies, practices and procedures. It outlines what you require, such as deposits, consultation, late charges, etc.
Invoice: Designed specifically for those who collect deposits, charge labor, consultation, sell notions and fabrics. It also has a section for credits, taxes, and balance due for pickup.
*Sample Price List 1, 2 and 3: A "3" page price list illustrating charges derived from the integrated pricing method. It shows you how to build specific categories in order to price your goods and services as a sewing professional.
Consultation Work Agreement: This is a sewing industry standard contract for pricing your labor and consultation fees. It has a section for figures derived from the Project Worksheet and a section for added design details. There are sections for initial interviews, fittings and pickup appointments. Also used for Business Policy documentation and to make your invoice. One of the most important forms you will ever use!
Time and Motion Chart: This is the tool used to actually determine true production time. To keep the study pure you start the clock and stop it whenever you receive an interruption or take a break. Although you may be performing your study on a unit; you will derive the small labor intensive design details (items) needed for your miscellaneous column on your price list. These are such things as buttons, hook and eyes, snaps, zippers, matching stripes and plaids, and anything you think will be an item pricing element on your final price list. We need to know production time for construction as both an item and a unit for pricing our labor.
Project and Task List: Used to list all of the labor elements that you perform on your projects. You will list them in three categories: Initial Preparation; Construction, and Finishing. Used for both an item and a unit. We want item figures so we can charge for labor intensive design details when needed. Some professionals place pick-up time in this section. Those who specialize in home décor might put their installation time here.
Price List Worksheet: This is the last form needed to develop
your final price list. You will take the figures from the “total time column”
of your time and motion chart and put them in the column labeled “total time”
on your price list worksheet. Once you have all the labor figures for items as
well as units, you will use your base hourly rate to figure your labor
Request Form: Designed
to save you time when clients are looking through pattern books. It serves to
let you know what patterns clients like so that you can plan current and
future projects for repeat business.
Why Custom Tailored Clothing:
A sample marketing brochure using the subliminal approach to
marketing, advertising and promotions for a sewing business. You may
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Request Form: Designed to save you time when clients are looking through pattern books. It serves to let you know what patterns clients like so that you can plan current and future projects for repeat business.
Why Custom Tailored Clothing: A sample marketing brochure using the subliminal approach to marketing, advertising and promotions for a sewing business. You may customize it to fit any sewing business.
Pricing Sheet: This form is used to calculate labor, fabric and notions used to place items into retail establishments, sell wholesale to stores or to price items made for display. It has a section to prepare your hang tag and track where the finished item will be placed.
Client Call Sheet: This form helps you screen new clients and track how clients are being referred to you. It insures that you do not forget to tell them about your services, and reminds you to book the project and send your literature.
Project Worksheet: This form is used to calculate your labor and to avoid undercharging for labor intensive design details on projects.
Measurement Chart: It’s important that you get each and every measurement correct; this form is essential in accomplishing your goal.
Pattern Adjustment Check List: It insures accuracy on projects sewn by you, your employees or subcontractors. The form allows you to track production on clients projects at each stage of development.
Consignment Agreement: A contract designed for sewing professionals who desire to place their items into retail establishments on consignment. It spells out who is responsible for all facets of the contractual agreement.
Employment Application: The only application designed for the sewing industry for hiring employees or subcontractors. All questions are designed to determine sewing knowledge and expertise.
Independent Contractors Agreement: Once you have decided to subcontract out work on your projects you need to have a contract that stipulates your policies, practices and procedures and who is liable for all facets of production. This form is designed to accomplish that goal.
Thank You Card: Sample used in many popular sewing businesses to show appreciation for clients who book projects or those refer business to you. Referral leads taken from the Client Call Sheet data section.
Sewing Lessons Contract: This contract is designed for teaching either private or groups sessions. It also allows you to obtain parental permission for teaching minors.
Sewing Class Rules/Regulations: This form stipulates your policies, practices and procedures and who will be liable for all facets of the teacher-student relationship.
Inventory Sheet: Used to track items placed into retail
establishments on consignment, in fashion shows or placed in your studio for
promotions. Often used in conjunction with Pricing Sheet and Consignment
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