Learn how to MAKE TIME TO SEW and create wonderful things for yourself, your home, and others.

Where are you on your sewing journey?

I don’t know how to sew yet.

blue graphic of a sewing machine

You need to begin with Starting to Sew and learn how to use your sewing machine.

I’m looking for inspiration and education.

pink graphic of a female on a computer with a light bulb on one hand and a gear behind her head

Then you should check out the blog for projects and tutorials.

I love taking classes.

green graphic of computer and sewing machine

Take a look at the virtual learning opportunities for individuals and groups.

Hello, I’m Nicki!

Welcome to The Ruffled Purse® where you can discover (or rediscover) the joy of sewing. 

As the sewist and content creator behind The Ruffled Purse blog and website, my mission is to support, empower, and inspire you to use sewing as a way to bring to life your creative ideas. With sewing, you can make wonderful things for yourself, your home, and others. You can learn more about me HERE.

Grab your FREE guide and checklist

Make Time to Sew

PLUS, you’ll get Snappy Scissors, my FREE newsletter, sent directly to your inbox providing ongoing sewing education and inspiration.


close up of turquoise outdoor cushion with orange trim

Sewing Projects

rotary cutting tools

Sewing Knowledge and Skills

front and back of floaty top

Sewing Projects


2 American Girl dolls in handmade clothes

Have Fun Sewing Doll Clothes

436 shares Share It Pin It Have you ever thought about sewing doll clothes? Raggedy Ann was my favorite doll growing up and many of my memories revolve around dressing her up in the doll clothes my mom had made. Playing dress-up with Raggedy Ann evokes such positive memories of my childhood, I’ve thought many…