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Going Pro: Secret Boutique Sewing Tricks

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Author The Crackerjack Shack, LLC
Price $14.99
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by wilson, marcia
on August 14th, 2018

“I love ideas lots of information”

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.


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by wilson, marcia
on August 14th, 2018

I love ideas lots of information

by Harris, Jill
on July 1st, 2015

Great tips!

by Bushby, Melanie
on June 18th, 2014


by Franklin, Pascha
on June 1st, 2014

Excellent time savers and some info I didn't know. Everyone who sews should learn these tips.

by Burrahm, Renee
on March 9th, 2014

So good information especially some time savers!

by thorpe, stephanie
on October 28th, 2013

a couple of these tips have saved me on more than one occasion!

by Sharpe, Donna
on July 31st, 2013

Super educational!

by Froemel, Tonya
on June 14th, 2013

Lots of great info all in one handy book. I have been sewing for years and still learned plenty!

by Smith, Linda
on May 19th, 2013

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!

by Toonin
on April 5th, 2013

I have just opened this book and love it before the ink has even dried!
Thank you:)

by Smith, Denise
on March 14th, 2013

I love this. It was so much help to me.

by Kahre, Heather
on February 11th, 2013

Thanks so much! Everyone who sews should read!

by Futrell, Candy
on January 18th, 2013

This is a very helpful book. It has taught me some tricks to clean up my sewing.

by Day, Kassey
on January 5th, 2013

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

by Martin, Lauren
on January 1st, 2013

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.

by CM
on November 1st, 2012

Excellent, thank you!

by Sipe, Kelli
on October 23rd, 2012

Great book, I always love learning new techniques to save time!

by Debby
on September 29th, 2012

Great book for beginners! Loved the ideas.

by Buster, Beth
on September 6th, 2012

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!!

by Chinn, Rebecca
on August 6th, 2012

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.

by Sole
on August 5th, 2012

very helpful ebook!

by Thompson, Janice
on June 26th, 2012

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.

by blair, angela
on June 20th, 2012

This is the greatest sewing resource E-book I ever purchased

by Shelleypg19
on June 15th, 2012

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.

by Moyer, Sarah
on June 13th, 2012

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!?"

by Schindler, Julie
on June 11th, 2012

So many great tips. It totally helped me (a beginner) learn so many things to make sewing easier and quicker.

by Ward, Chrissy
on May 13th, 2012

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!!

by Burke, Karen
on May 6th, 2012

great tips that will save time for both the beginner as well as experienced sewer.

by litteken, amber
on April 27th, 2012

Really great information and the tips will really help you become a faster more compatant sewer.

by Breaux, C
on April 25th, 2012

Well organized and packed full of great tips to help save time on any project!

by Miles, Carol
on April 22nd, 2012

I have gone to this ebook many times for tip Great Book.

by Bowers, Tina
on April 11th, 2012

Great tips! This has a lot of very usefull information.

by Brake, Martha
on April 10th, 2012

Good book with lots of helpful tips. Thanks for sharing!

by bennett, wendy
on March 30th, 2012

Thanks for sharing all your secrets with us! Many wonderful ideas and tricks of the trade!

by chiasson, sarah
on March 20th, 2012

Great book with lots of helpful tips!

by Tummonds, Jessica
on March 18th, 2012

Very good tips for the beginner, tons of helpful info!!

by Dorrity, Mary
on March 16th, 2012

Very Informative Book. Worth the purchase!

by Layfield, Cortney
on March 13th, 2012

Great book! Love the tips on elastic for pants. That is the only way I make pants now!!

by Jjams
on March 2nd, 2012

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. :)

by Sue Meehan
on February 22nd, 2012

This is a good little ebook, thanks so much for the clever tips!!

by Johnson, Amy
on February 16th, 2012

Great ebook! As a beginner it had some very helpful tips.

by Crumpton, Rosa
on February 8th, 2012

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.

by Young, Denise
on February 8th, 2012

Good stuff here...learned some new tricks ;0)

by Mecusker, Pamela
on February 1st, 2012

Good book with lots of time saving tips. A few could have been explained a bit better, but overall, very helpful.

by Sanders, Jabneel
on January 23rd, 2012

learned alot!

by Peppermint Street Boutique
on January 12th, 2012

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!

by Eileen
on August 1st, 2001

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!!

by Susan Wanless
on August 1st, 2001

Perfect Book! So easy and simple to follow.Beautifully illustrated! So many hints tricks and Secrets!! Thank you !

by kathy richards
on August 1st, 2001

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 :-)

by Stacy Deans
on August 1st, 2001

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

by Heather Flores
on August 1st, 2001

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

on August 1st, 2001

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 :)

by Brenda
on August 1st, 2001

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.

by Sandy Higgins
on August 1st, 2001

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 ( 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.

by Edna T
on August 1st, 2001

Great ebook. Very well done. Great tips for beginner or experienced sewer. Very easy to follow and totally worth the purchase price. THANK YOU

by Orene Hall
on August 1st, 2001

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.

by Melissa Boclair
on August 1st, 2001

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.

by Laura
on August 1st, 2001

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.

by Cheryl Larrabee
on August 1st, 2001

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!!!!

by melissa moody
on August 1st, 2001

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!

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