Let's Create - Fabric Baskets and A Petal Bowl Tutorial


Hi! Charise here from Charise Creates sharing some fun projects I made with the new line of fabric - Let's Create by Echo Park Paper Co.

The collection is sewing themed and includes the "Let's Create Hoops" print shown in the fabric baskets as well as an adorable scissor print and pretty floral prints.

My Curvy Basket Trio seemed a perfect match for the sewing themed prints. The baskets nest and are perfectly sized for sewing notions. The largest basket can hold 16 Fat Quarters.

In keeping with the sewing theme, I decided to design a larger basket and included my 6" Vintage Featherweight Sewing Machine block as the focal point on the large basket. The Large Curvy Basket can also be found in my Etsy shop.

The Featherweight Pattern can be found HERE

The piping and bias trim are Riley Blake Design Bee Ginghams in Cassidy Coral and Cassidy Jade. Both ginghams complement the line perfectly!

In keeping with the "pretty storage" theme I made a Petal Bowl. It is a lovely way to keep sewing notions handy or would be a lovely way to display jewelry on a dressing table.

You can find the Free pattern and tutorial on my Blog - Charise Creates. 

Please be sure to share your projects made with "Let's Create" fabric on social media with the hashtags #LetsCreateFabric #IloveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns

I love to see what you create!

Happy Sewing 

xo Charise


Petal Bowl


I'm always looking for creative storage solutions and the cuter the better!  I created this Petal Bowl which was inspired by the Nesting Bowl set I designed for Stitch Magazine.  You can see the bowls I designed for Stitch Magazine HERE

This version is much simpler with very little hand stitching.  Use extra care when cutting out the pattern and stitching around the petals to achieve the best result. 

You can find the pattern [HERE]

If you'd like a PDF of the Instructions and pattern, you can purchase it in my Etsy shop [HERE]

Petal Bowl
Size: 7 1/2"
Fabric used: Let's Create for Riley Blake Designs

    Inside Bowl - 9" square
    Outside Bowl - 9" square
    Center Hexagon - 5" square

    9" square Fusible fleece
    9" square Light Weight Interfacing
    5" square Heavy Weight Interfacing

    Matching Thread
    Fabric Marking Pen or pencil
    Fabric Starch

Note - 
* 1/4" seam allowances
* Back stitch at the beginning and end of each seam

1. Fuse the 9" fusible fleece to the wrong side of the Inside bowl fabric

2. Place the Shell Pattern on the fused fabric square  and mark around the Perimeter.  
    Cut out the Petal Bowl.

3.  Place the Hvy Wt Interfacing Hexagon on the center back of the Fabric Hexagon.  
        Fuse in place following manufacturer directions.

4. Apply fabric starch to the seam allowances on the fabric hexagon.  Press the seam allowance 
    over the edge of the Interfacing hexagon on all sides.

5. Place the hexagon on the center of the inside Petal Bowl using the pattern as a guide.   
    Glue or  pin in place.
    Edgestitch around the hexagon back stitching at the beginning and the end of the seam.

6. Turn the Petal to the wrong side.  
    Mark the dotted lines - darts - on the wrong side using a marking pen or pencil.

7. Stitch the darts.

8. Create the outside of the Petal Bowl: 
    a)Fuse the 9" square of Light Weight Interfacing to the 9" square Petal Bowl Outside Fabric     following Manufacturer directions.
    b) Trace around the left and right sections of the Petal Bowl Outside and cut out.

9. Stitch the long straight edge together leaving and opening as indicated on the pattern.
    Press seam open.

10. Stitch the darts.

11.  Place the Inside and Outside Petal bowl sections right sides together.  Stitch around the 
    Trim the fabric around each petal.  Clip close to the stitching  in between each petal.
    Press seams open. 

12. Turn right side out.  
    I like to use a curved Hera Marker to help push the seam allowances to the edge.  Press.

    Stitch along the darts between petals on the inside of the Petal bowl through all layers.

    Hand Stitch the opening along the Outside Petal Bowl closed.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
You can find the pattern pieces [HERE]

If you'd like a PDF copy of the pattern, You can find it in my Etsy shop

Happy Sewing


Delightful Department Store


I work with lots of fabric lines and I can honestly say "Delightful Department Store" is one of my favorites.  The fabric line is designed by Amy Jordan  for Poppie Cotton Fabrics.

Not only do I love the prints which include a "Fashionable Lady" print, florals and ginghams, but the colors are perfect!

I decided to make a mini quilt which can also be a pillow cover - your choice - 

choose your own adventure : )  You can find the "Clothesline Mini / Pillow cover" in my

Etsy shop - Charise Creates.

The pattern includes an apron and a dress pattern - both foundation  paper pieced.  

As well as some fun pinwheels which are traditionally pieced.

The quilt / Pillow finishes at 20 1/2".

I would love to see your creations made with "Delightful Department Store".

Be sure to tag your pics on social media with the hashtags:


Happy Sewing




Farmhouse Summer

 Hi and Happy Summer!

Last year this time I was in Europe, Tuscany Italy to be exact!  This summer we are staying put and working on some home projects.

Seattle is beautiful in the Summer so we will definitely make some local trips around the area.  Tonight we will be taking a boat ride around Lake Union and the weather is perfect!

Speaking of Summer, I had the pleasure of making a few items with the new line of fabric "Farmhouse Summer" designed by Echo Park Paper for Riley Blake Designs.

"Farmhouse Summer" is a lovely combination of florals, plaids and dots and works perfectly with Riley Blake Basics including Bee Gingham, Florette and Blossoms.

A few of the prints have some adorable motifs that are perfect for fussy cutting.

The cute prints were just perfect for my Home Sweet Home pouch where I highlight the Flower Pot and Summer Wildflower prints in the window and door.

The Ruffle Purse is a new pattern I designed with "Farmhouse Summer" in mind. It has a roomy outside pocket and a fun ruffle detail around the top edge.

The body of the purse features the Main Floral print and the ruffle is Summer Dots in Red.

The lining features the Denim Farmhouse Floral print with a gingham inside pocket.

Farmhouse Summer is such a fun collection and the possibilities for projects are endless!

Happy Sewing!


You can find the patterns for my Ruffle Purse and Home Sweet Home Pouch 

in my Etsy shop - Charise Creates.


Swan Serenade Blossoms Quilt

 Happy Spring!  I have an extra Springy project to share with you.

I had the pleasure of working with the new fabric line, "Swan Serenade" designed by Melanie Colette of Hello Melly Designs - for Riley Blake Designs.  You can also find Melanie on Instagram at @HelloMellyDesigns

The line includes an adorable swan print as well as florals, stripes and a cute little musical note print. Some of the prints have a glittery gold which adds just a hint of sparkle. 

The color palette is so lovely with shades of aqua, pinks and grey.

I decided to make a king size quilt to fit my bed! It is a drunkards path variation in a Flower design with a leaf pairing for each blossom. 

I love how the quilt turned out!

Each flower block measure a whopping 24"!  

The gorgeous quilting was created by Ashley at Hen House Quilting.

The backing is the adorable 108" wideback - Bee Backings from Riley Blake designed by Lori Holt from A Bee in my Bonnet.

I love a gingham binding and used Bee Ginghams "Natalie" in color Cottage.

The fun sparkly binding spool is from Stitch Supply Co.

If you make a project with "Swan Serenade" please tag your photos on social media with the following hashtags:

#HelloMellyDesigns #SwanSerenadeFabric #RileyBlakeDesigns

Happy Sewing!