The Ruffled Purse

Hi, my name is Nicki and I create content to help you discover (or rediscover) the joy of sewing. Here you'll find all the best posts from The Ruffled Purse for people who want to learn how to sew as well as those who can already sew and want to spend more time doing it.
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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.
The Ruffled Purse® - Discover the Joy of Sewing
Learn how to repair a vintage quilt. You can fix holes in an old quilt, repair damaged quilting, and remove stains.
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.
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.
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.
You Must Make This Floaty Top
DIY a drapey top by using this easy sew blouse pattern for women. This floaty top is simple to make and a must have for those who want to sew their own clothes. It's a great sewing pattern for summer clothes and can be used to make a swimsuit cover. Dress the floaty top up or down with jeans, shoes, and other accessories.
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.
Sew your own doll clothes
Looking for 18 inch doll clothes patterns? These Rebecca Page doll clothes patterns fit American Girl dolls and are easy to sew. These simple to sew doll clothes patterns come in many different styles such as dresses, skirts, tops, and jackets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Organizing Ideas for Storing Fabric
Do you need ideas for storing fabric? See fabric storage ideas from real people. Learn how others are successfully storing fabric in sewing rooms, small spaces, and quilt rooms. Discover fabric storage ideas you can DIY, organize on shelves, baskets, bins, and filing cabinets.