About Me

  I have been a Women's Wear Fashion designer for over 20 years, creating collections for brands including Halogen for Nordstrom, Sergio Valente for Union Bay and Women's Knit and Woven Sportswear for Eddie Bauer. 

Here, you will find my sewing and crafting projects as well as free patterns, tutorials, and  links to my Etsy and Craftsy shops featuring my pattern lines. 

My passion for textile arts started at the age of six with the help of 
my mom, designing and sewing clothes for my Barbie dolls. 
I received my technical training at Seattle Central’s recognized Apparel Design program. 
I am a frequent contributor to Stitch, Sew News, Sew it All and Quiltmaker Magazines.

You can also find my work included in the books Mollie Makes Patchwork and QuiltingPlayful Little Paper Pieced ProjectsBeautiful Bedrooms by Stitch Magazine and Quilt Essential.

I would love to hear from you!  Please email me at ChariseCreates@gmail.com


  1. Your designs are exquisite. I am passing along your website to a former colleague who is an art teacher. He can show it to his students as an example of one way they can direct their career and aspire to be a designer. My daughter is in the Interior Architecture/Design field and now designs kitchens for a living, which she thoroughly enjoys. After seeing your work, now I really want to learn how to do paper piecing. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  2. I love all of your patterns!! You need to have a book!! Or bulk discount because I would love to try them all!!

  3. Hey Charise! Been missing your Vintage Quilt Along...I'll be working on catching up here. I'm going to use one of your blocks in my class this weekend to teach making Table Toppers...I'll be sure to post a copy for you to your flickr site so you can enjoy. Thanks for all your creative wonderfulness!!!

  4. I would love to purchase your Anna Blouse pattern, but have not been able to find it here. Thanks in advance for your help. Linda S.


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