"I bought this book as I wanted to revamp my wardrobe - it is full of great ideas and has brilliant images/text and is easy to follow! I have a big cupboard full of ribbons, feathers etc and am so delighted as have creating some unique gifts. A great gift for friends and family."
"This is a beautifully produced book and lovely enough just to sit and read. However, the aim of the book is to get us all to start making things out of bits and pieces we have lying around. This is the point where I realised Chic on a Shoestring is not just a pretty face: the instructions are VERY clear and most of the accessories could be successfully made by someone who hasn't lifted a needle since their schooldays. Don't let the word 'sew' put you off - there's nothing too complicated and glue is used quite a lot too! For readers who already know their way around a sewing kit, this book will give you lots of ideas which you can then take further."
"The first project I tackled was the tea towel apron. In the time it took to watch a movie, I was able to pull it off with about five dollars worth of supplies found at a discount store. My young daughter and I also made the vintage fabric headbands, and plan to make more as gifts for her friends. I pulled out my sewing machine, but never even had to deal with re-threading the bobbin. For the absolute novice, Baxter also includes a few pages in the front of the book to explain the sewing techniques and vocabulary used."
Story Circle Book Reviews
" Fantastic book - beautiful artwork to compliment loads of great ideas. There are easy step-by-step guides and some patterns in the back for drawing round. I've tried some of the ideas in the book and always got compliments! I've also bought this for people as presents and it has always been well received - the chic cover alone allows it to grace any stylish coffee table! Fabulous! "