Wow this is amazing! Thank you very much, this will help my tailor a lot!
It's worth noting that at this point the Runecloth Bag recipe is being camped and you're unlikely to get it for the vendor price, at least on high population realms.
One thing to also keep in mind is that some of the higher level greens you can craft can also be disenchanted into mats that are an even bigger profit. You only need a level 5 character with enchanting to be able to do this yourself.
Thanks for putting the time into making this guide! I wound up doing several of these along the way because I wasn't flush with gold. I also got a lot more points than most guides say to get from bags because guildies (and alts) needed them as we were leveling up.
If only I had time to camp the pattern for Runecloth Bag...I had my own methods to lvl up tailoring :|Leveled up it more expensive way, but... Runecloth bag is defo hard to catch :D
That's another reason I added the Runecloth Belt option. Not nearly as lucrative, but easier to do if all you want to do is get to 300.
I'd still add a pretty hefty warning about how difficult it is to get the Runecloth Bag pattern to that section of the guide. I moved to one of the smaller servers in EU for a guild merge and Qia is still camped by multiple people from both factions are all hours, and it was something like 40G to buy the pattern on AH last time I checked.I can also say that it's worth looking into Brightcloth items for 270-300; the patterns are drops much like the alternatives listed in the 285-300 range but the items are functionally worthless so patterns can sometimes be grabbed for cheap, and gold bars are far, far less in demand than dust and the essences. They also stay orange for a decent while. I did most of 270-300 with Brightcloth Cloak and it cost me perhaps 65-70s for the thread and gold bars per cloak, which vendors for 97s (they also disenchant for an average for 3.5 average Dream Dust due to being ilvl 55 which can significantly increase what you can get back from it depending on server economy if you can be bothered).
Well thought out guide with great info!The different suggested crafts in this guide to get to 300 apply to someone that doesn't also have enchanting. If you have enchanting as your second profession, or even have an alt that you'd like to level enchanting on, this guide changes quite a bit. You'll likely prioritize some of the easier to make green items over making so many of each bag. I think you get a lot more out of it if you're also leveling enchanting.Also.. making so many of each bag might look good on paper? Maybe? But you're not selling those things on the AH right now. The market is so flooded with bags..(except runecloth bags) Those things are getting vendored for bank space for sure. I might consider a recipe that takes less bolts of cloth and can still be vendored for a fair amount. Don't discount crafting some of the common items.
this is FANTASTIC! thanks
If you notice, there are alternate paths for the two bags with very low vendor sellback prices -- Azure Silk Vest for Small Silk Packs and Runecloth Belts for Runecloth Bags. Unfortunately in the case of the first pairing, there aren't any really good (less money losing) alternatives in that level range. The Runecloth Belt is a good alternative for the Runecloth Bag though.
Much appreciated sharing your guide with us. Kind of how I level most professions - cheapest way possible!
Why does the guide not even mention the fact that getting the Runecloth Bag recipe will probably take several days of camping and a huge amount of luck? I've tried for 10+ hours of actually sitting there and spamming macros to buy it and haven't gotten it. Only way you can just go there and buy it is if you're on a dead realm.
This is an amazingly useful guide. We need guides like this for every profession if we don't already have them, because we all know that young characters in Classic struggle with money.