Sew it easy, sew it quick, sew it using clever shortcuts! Zip through every stitching job--from hems to seams to piping to inserting lapped and invisible zippers, collars, and necklines. Sew perfect unlined patched pockets, and elastics in swimwear. Tack and tailor, and edge and topstitch. Filigree, quilt, and work with stripes. "What Hastings promises in her title is truly delivered--an encyclopedia of tricks of the trade...the dozens of illustrated ideas will prove to be timesavers. Most of the techniques involve dressmaking and tailoring details that will make the difference between a professional and an amateur job."-->Booklist. 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/2 x 10. NEW IN PAPERBACK.