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|Author||The Crackerjack Shack|
Looking for ways to make your boutique sewing really ROCK? Going Pro: Secret Boutique Sewing Tricks will give you insider tips to help make your sewing more efficient, professional, and profitable! This ebook is unique in the sewing industry because it is specifically written with the Boutique Sewer in mind. You'll get over 60 pages of photos, illustrations, and instructions revealing the following secrets:
SECRET #1 - The "No Bulk" Elastic Waistband
How to create smooth elastic waistbands without overlapping the elastic!
SECRET #2 - Ruffling Made Easy
Getting tight gathers without a serger, a pleating foot, or pulling basting threads!
SECRET #3 - 3 For 1
How to make 3 outfits in the time it takes to make 1!
SECRET #4 - Quick Pants
Make pants like tailors do - in 20 minutes flat!
SECRET #5 - Stack & Whack Garment Sewing
Short cuts I stole from my quilting friends!
SECRET #6 - Bias Tape Tricks
Forget boring "store bought" bias tape! Make it Match - In A Snap!
SECRET #7 - Piping Perfection
Learn to pipe like a pro!
SECRET #8 - Straighten Up!
Getting your topstitching straight every single time!
SECRET #9 - Inserting Zippers (Without Pitching a Fit!)
FINALLY...A no-fail method for sewing in a zipper!
SECRET #10 - Tool Tips
What you really need in your sewing kit!
There are 63 pages with 50 photos and 5 illustrations.
Copying or distributing without written permission from Sandy Higgins is strictly prohibited. All rights reserved.
Excellent time savers and some info I didn't know. Everyone who sews should learn these tips.
So good information especially some time savers!
a couple of these tips have saved me on more than one occasion!
Lots of great info all in one handy book. I have been sewing for years and still learned plenty!
Nice information that's concisely collected in one place, however, most of these "secrets" are easily found with Google or Pintrest. Nice not to have to spend all that time searching though!
I have just opened this book and love it before the ink has even dried!
I love this. It was so much help to me.
Thanks so much! Everyone who sews should read!
This is a very helpful book. It has taught me some tricks to clean up my sewing.
Like another review said it is a little pricey considering most info can be found online. Only good if you don't want to put in the time to research for yourself. I don't even remember buying it oops
I found this book only so-so. A lot of the information is stuff you can find online for free, and considering the price I paid for this I kind of kick myself for purchasing it.
Excellent, thank you!
Great book, I always love learning new techniques to save time!
Great book for beginners! Loved the ideas.
While I have not gone pro, I very much enjoyed this book. I have eight children and it has streamlined much of my sewing. Plus, it gave me some great tips to try things I would have never tried before. I no longer buy bias tape thanks to this ebook!!
I purchased this ebook 3 years ago and used the elastic trick. I started sewing again and pulled it out of my drawers. I found more useful tips such as creating ruffles which I used a lot in recent projects. I will definitely continue to refer to this book as a sewing reference.
very helpful ebook!
Regardless of your sewing abilities or years sewing you are bound to pick up something from this so, so many tips and tricks to save time and give better results. Fabulous.
This is the greatest sewing resource E-book I ever purchased
I was so excited to find this book. These are the things that I need to know. They make a difference for the novice sewer.
I am constantly referring back to this tutorial! I loved learning all the insider 'secrets' and have really benefited from them! My favorite by far is the topstitching secret. I use it ALL the time.
I totally agree with a previous reviewer when she says "This was EXACTLY what I was looking for to take my creativity "one step further." If you want to go from "How cute!" to "Where did you find that fabulous outfit!?"
So many great tips. It totally helped me (a beginner) learn so many things to make sewing easier and quicker.
Before you pay for sewing instructions, or waste your time trying to figure out things on your own, BUY THIS!! It will save you so much time and frustration!!
great tips that will save time for both the beginner as well as experienced sewer.
Really great information and the tips will really help you become a faster more compatant sewer.
Well organized and packed full of great tips to help save time on any project!
I have gone to this ebook many times for tip Great Book.
Great tips! This has a lot of very usefull information.
Good book with lots of helpful tips. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks for sharing all your secrets with us! Many wonderful ideas and tricks of the trade!
Great book with lots of helpful tips!
Very good tips for the beginner, tons of helpful info!!
Very Informative Book. Worth the purchase!
Great book! Love the tips on elastic for pants. That is the only way I make pants now!!
The book was pretty helpful. I bought this when I was just starting out on sewing and it was really, really useful! Some of the tips were no-brainers but hello! Someone needed to tell me because I had no idea about most of the book. :)
This is a good little ebook, thanks so much for the clever tips!!
Great ebook! As a beginner it had some very helpful tips.
This book is full of tips to help streamline your sewing, especially useful for sewing kid's clothing. I haven't seen these particular tips in any other guide or sewing book.
Good stuff here...learned some new tricks ;0)
Good book with lots of time saving tips. A few could have been explained a bit better, but overall, very helpful.
I've been sewing for about 30 years, but still found things I didn't know! I've struggled with zippers for years, but the section on zipper how-to was excellent!
Wonderful book. So much information I never knew and I've been sewing for many years. Many tips were right their at my fingertips and I never knew it! Can't say enough about this great book. So worth the buy!!
Perfect Book! So easy and simple to follow.Beautifully illustrated! So many hints tricks and Secrets!! Thank you !
What a fantastic book! So many helpful tips and advice - I Love It!! Sandy writes this book in an easy to understand way with lots of pictures to guide you. Highly recommend this book :-)
I absolutely love this book. It is stuffed full of great tips that have saved me a ton of time and energy! The topstitching and quick pants tips are priceless. I highly recommend this book to all sewers, both the beginners and experienced! I can't wait for your next title :D
LOVE this ebook! If I only purchased one ebook this month, it would have to be this one! Just the serger tips alone made the purchase worthwhile. Directions were very conversational - indeed, I felt as if she was sitting at my kitchen table with a cup of coffee explaining everything to me! This was EXACTLY what I was looking for to take my creativity "one step further." If you want to go from "How cute!" to "Where did you find that fabulous outfit!?" then THIS is the ebook to get! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Heather in Colorado
The ebook of 2008! Everthing you need to know AND MORE! You don't realize how much MORE there is to learn, especially when you consider yourself a pretty good seamstress. Kudos to Sandy on her super human sewing strategies :)
Wow! I was never one to read directions because it just seemed to confusing. This ebook was written in my kind of language:) Easy to understand and simple illistrations to follow. There were so many great tricks, my favotrite being the zipper technique. Thanks Sandy, can't wait for your next book.
I would just like to respond to the comment by Laura. I offered to address her concerns and answer her questions by email, but did not receive a response. The description for this ebook states there are 5 illustrations and 50 photographs which is an accurate description. Our web address (www.crackerjackshack.com) is very visible throughout this ebook and our telephone number is on our site as well. We can easily be contacted, but Laura chose not to do so. I did everything I could've done to satisfy this customer and am very sorry she was disappointed with her purchase. I would still be happy to refund her money or assist her with any part of this ebook if given the opportunity.
Great ebook. Very well done. Great tips for beginner or experienced sewer. Very easy to follow and totally worth the purchase price. THANK YOU
I'm sooo glad I found this website! I finally decided to purchase a e-book. I to have been sewing for years and years, now I'm sewing children's clothing and this booklet is just what I needed! I thank you for your information. I will be ordering many more of your booklets in the very near future.
I just bought the book an hour ago over frustration with making pants- the tips alone on no bulge waist and sewing perfect pants make the price for this more than worth it!! I have not even looked at the other tips yet! Great book- breaks everything down very simple. Worth the money.
Overall an ok, but not a spectacular purchase. The part on the seamstress pants & which machine feet to use was helpful. My main complaint is the section on how to cut your own bias tape from fabric is horrible. The instructions are vague and drawn (no photographs in this section) and it is very confusing. Also, the author doesn't include any email to send a question. I finally gave up and found an online free tutorial which was very helpful. The author could definitely use more explanation & photographs on the cutting your own bias tape section.
I've been sewing 40 years and still found out things that I didn't know. You really need this book!! Worth much more than the price!!! Awesome!!!!
Love, love, love this book! My only complaint is that I put off purchasing it! The tip on making ruffles more than compensated for the purchase price. This is a great read for beginner sewers or those with a little more knowledge - I learned something new...and the author is correct ~ these "secrets" will save you time!