Sewing Tutorials

An important part of The Ruffled Purse is education. Learning is provided through free step-by-step tutorials with pictures and videos. You learn how to make specific items and clothes as well as how to do specific sewing skills. The sewing tutorials are created for beginners but even experienced sewists can learn from them.
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Two Ways to Hem a Circle Skirt
Hemming a circle skirt isn't hard. In this tutorial, you'll learn a couple of methods to get a perfect hem on a curved edge. One of the easiest ways to hem a circle skirt is with bias tape. Learn how to use single-fold bias tape to hem a circle skirt as well as a couple of hand-stitching techniques.
Fabric Yo-Yos are Circles of Fun
If you have scraps of fabric and aren't sure what to do with them, you need to make some fabric yoyos. These easy-to-make fabric circles can be the starting point of so many projects. Video and picture tutorials will guide you through the steps on how to make fabric yoyos.
Festive Fabric Coasters for Any Holiday
Fabric yo-yos are fun to make. Learn how to make fabric yo-yos and sew them together to make festive circle coasters. These coasters are a great way to add a pop of color to your holiday decor. FREE fabric yo-yo templates are included.
Make a fabric yo-yo coaster (free template)
Fabric yo-yos are fun to make. I'll show you how to make fabric yo-yos and how to sew yo-yos together to make festive circle coasters. Other fabric yo-yo projects are shared too. FREE fabric yo-yo templates are included with the project tutorials.
DIY fabric pattern weights
Tired of pinning pattern pieces to fabric? You should try sewing your own pattern weights. This is a great DIY project for beginners and the finished pattern weights will help you hold down pattern pieces or keep fabric from moving around as you cut. See 3 different pattern weight options and learn how to make the pattern weights through video and picture tutorials. All three of the DIY pattern weight ideas use both machine and hand sewing.
Confidently hang your quilts
Learn multiple ways to hang quilts on the wall whether it's a full-size quilt or a quilted wall hanging. After reading this post you'll have the knowledge of how to successfully hang your quilts no matter what size they are.
How to make hanging tabs for quilts
Need some quilt hanging ideas? Using dowel rods is one of many creative ways to hang quilts. Hanging tabs for quilts is an effective method to use with dowel rods and display your quilts on a wall. The dowel rod and quilt tabs are a hanging combination that you can diy to match your home decor. Learn how to hang a quilt on the wall using dowel rods and tabs.
How to DIY Fabric Bunting
Learn how to sew bunting with both a picture and video tutorial. Get 3 free bunting flag pattern templates and use fabric scraps or novelty fabrics to diy bunting for weddings, Christmas, and any other festive event. Sewing bunting is a great beginner project.
Everything you need to know about seam ripping
Need to unpick a seam? Seam ripping is something every sewist will need to do at some point. Learn how to use a seam ripper properly, seam ripping tips, and seam ripping hacks. No seam ripper? No problem. I'll show you some other ways to rip out seams as well as what to use to sharpen seam rippers.
Learn Different Ways to Hang Quilts
Hanging quilts is a fantastic option for home decor. Learn how to display quilts on the wall. DIY quilt hanging ideas, curtain rods, and a quilt rack with shelf are just some of the display ideas that are shared in this comprehensive post on how to create the best quilt hanging system for you. You will be inspired to stop thinking about and start hanging quilts of all sizes.
How to make a hanging quilt sleeve
There are different ways to hang a quilt on the wall. Quilt hanging sleeves are a common way to display quilts. Making a sleeve to hang a quilt is easy if you know what to do. Learn more than one way to make a sleeve to hang a quilt.
Smart ways to store fabric
If you're looking for fabric storage ideas to organize your stash, think about how to fold fabric to maximize the space you have. Whether your fabric storage ideas include organizing in small spaces, on shelves, in baskets it doesn't matter. Make the most of your available fabric storage space by learning how to roll and fold fabric in yards, fat quarters, and every size in between.
Use triangles to hang quilts
Many would argue that triangle hanging corners are the best way to hang a quilt on the wall. Quilt hanging corners do work great for small quilts but there is another way to use triangles to hang quilts on the wall and display your medium and full-size quilts. Learn two quilt hanging ideas you can DIY with triangles and the different ways to attach them to your quilt.
Safe and Accurate Cutting with Rotary Tools
A rotary cutter, a rotary cutting mat, and rotary cutting rulers are must-have tools for quilting and other sewing projects. Learn how to use a rotary cutter safely to get straight accurate cuts and tips to reduce aches and pains in fingers and hands.
Use hand sewing to repair holes in jeans
Do you want to know how to patch a hole in jeans by hand? Learn how to use the backstitch to fix a hole in the corner of a jeans back pocket.