Introducing MEL's Bag of the Month Club

for Machine Embroidery Lovers

Get your embroidery machine ready, dig through your stash for your favorite fabric (even the small bits!), and join me for more fun than you've had in years!

Each month, you'll be introduced to a new bag (sometimes an entire collection!) designed to help you sharpen your skills, exercise your brain, and have loads of fun along the way.

Thousands of people around the world will be stitching with you as you create something gorgeous month after month. Stretch your comfort zone, try new materials, and discover things you never thought you could do as you stitch up these fun, useful bags each month.

MEL will bring you a new bag every month. You may be wondering, who is MEL anyway? Well, she's a Machine Embroidery Lover just like you!  Here to bring more fun to your life AND your stitching every month. 

Grab a friend, choose some of your favorite materials, jump in with both feet, and embrace one of the things you love to do most: create.

Each month, on the 21st, a new bag design will be released, featuring gorgeous Machine Embroidery, maybe with some appliqué and/or quilting thrown in. Some months will even have additional projects to make an entire collection of beautiful designs- at no additional cost!

In addition to getting new designs each month, you will also have the chance to connect with machine embroidery lovers just like you all over the world in our private community. 

That’s part of what makes this club oh so special - we will all be working on our bags together throughout the year! Sharing our own adventures with our bags, celebrating our wins, and enjoying the time spent together with our machines.

But these bags aren’t just any bags… they’re bags made with your very own two hands.

Something money can't buy.

Reminders that you can create something beautiful.

The bags you make during this year will give you a creative outlet, a way to keep your mind busy, and a space where you can connect with others all around the world who share your passion. Plus, they’re a great way to use that stash you’ve been promising yourself you would get to. Solids, unique prints, fun materials… they all have a place in MEL’s Bag of the Month Club! 

~ Susan F ~

I love it and can’t wait to make another one!  Thanks Sarah for another great project! 

~ Claire M ~

Once I had made one, one of my friend wanted it and then I thought about whom I could give it to, so here are my 3 bags! One is for me! I love this pattern and I am looking forward to future months!

~ Kathy Sodt ~

Thanks for the videos Sarah. I’m a visual learner. I do a lot of embroidery projects. I’m excited to see what the next bag will be. I plan on making this design again. 


What's Included Each Month?

A New Bag Each Month

  • Do you like to change out your bag often or have options readily available? Making a new bag each month allows you to do just that!
  • Plus, these make great gifts because they are practical, beautiful, and relatively quick to stitch out.

Detailed Instructions

  • Download a PDF file with step-by-step instructions that show you just what to do each month - complete with detailed diagrams!
  • AND/OR watch the video tutorials that will guide you every step of the way.


Multi-Formatted Designs

  • Designs that can be used in all brands of embroidery machines so you can join the fun no matter what brand of machine you own.
  • Includes: ART, ART80, DST, EXP, JEF, PES, and VP3.
  • Required hoop size: 6" x 10" (150mm x 260mm)

Online Portal

  • Each month will be delivered to you via an online portal which allows you to access everything included from any computer, tablet or phone anywhere you are connected to the Internet.
  • No more worrying about losing a CD or having your computer crash. You can access the portal 24/7! Plus you get unlimited downloads which means less stress when technology doesn't behave.

A Private Online Community

  • A place for you to ask questions, share your successes and challenges, and form lasting friendships with other quilters all over the world. 
  • Beginners are welcome! Our spaces are positive and uplifting for individuals of all skills and levels.
  • You will also receive an invitation each week to join our LIVE zoom call!


Lifetime Access

  • Once you pay for a month, it will be available to you for life! You can make a new bag each month with us or set your own pace.
  • Don't want to make a certain bag right now? Skip it, it will be available for you to make later (it might end up being a perfect gift for someone special!)
  • Want to come back months or years later and make a bag again? It will be right here waiting for you.

Take a look at the bags that have been released so far...


June 2021: MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag


Start here with either subscription option or get the bag as a one-time purchase.

MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag is the perfect bag to carry all your summer essentials! Featuring 6 machine embroidery applique beach scenes, gorgeous quilting in the hoop, and loads of pockets - you'll have as much fun making it as you will relaxing on the beach! The beach bag measures 20" x 10" x 11" tall; the pillow measures 21" x 21"; and the table runner 70" x 17".

May 2021: MEL's Doodly Whatsit Backpack


Only available as an add-on purchase with a monthly or annual subscription.

MEL's Doodly Whatsit Backpack comes in 2 sizes and is so much more than just a bag! Make the drawstring backpack for a fun bag to take on the go, the tote bag, a pillow, a basket, or anything your heart desires with the beautiful motif. This design is so much fun, the only trouble you'll have is deciding what to make first! 

April 2021: MEL's What the Flap Bag


Only available as an add-on purchase with a monthly or annual subscription.

MEL's What the Flap Bag measures 9" x 12" x 3" deep and offers all the options! Choose your favorite flap or stitch them all, and interchange them with the easy snap-on design. Make a tablet sleeve or zipper purse - yes, all with the same design! This design has it all :-)

March 2021: MEL's On The Run Shopping Bag


Only available as an add-on purchase with a monthly or annual subscription.

MEL's On the Run Shopping Bag measures 12" x 16" x 7" and features the word SHOPPING on the front. A chic diamond design and a "secret" zipper pocket is on the back - that just happens to be the exact same size as a chocolate bar! 

February 2021: MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag


Only available as an add-on purchase with a monthly or annual subscription.

MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag comes in 2 sizes. The large one is 8" x 10" and 4" deep. The small one is 6" x 8" and 4" deep.

Make the large or small version depending on your needs - or make them both! 

January 2021: Call Me Chic Phone Organizer


Only available as an add-on purchase with a monthly or annual subscription.

The Call Me Chic Phone Organizer measures 4" x 7" and includes 4 different front flap designs so you can choose the one you love the most, make multiple and switch them out, and just have fun with this bag!


The June Bag is More Than Just a Bag!

Introducing MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag

Here in the United States, the temperatures are rising every day but you know what doesn't have to increase? Your frustration from carrying all the things from your *not so close* beachside parking to that awesome spot in the sand you chose for your family. 

How is that possible you ask? With the oh-so-stylish and incredibly roomy MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag! MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag features 6 machine embroidery applique beach scenes, gorgeous quilting in the hoop, and loads of pockets to hold all your summer essentials. Not a beach person? This bag makes a great overnight bag, a fun gift, and so much more when you make the additional (and included!) projects!

That's right, there's more! MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag is part of MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection! When you purchase today, you get the entire collection - not just the bag - without any additional costs! Use the included designs to make a pillow and a table runner to enjoy these fun beach scenes and summer vibes all season long in the comfort of your home. I'll show you just what to do, step-by-step, with detailed video AND written instructions.


~ Melody F ~

I must tell you again, I love your projects and your detailed instructions, even a beginner could do your projects without fail.  I have done your projects in the past as well as many other designer's projects -- no one compares to you and your meticulously detailed projects!

~ Vickie B ~

I did my first purse and I think I am addicted! Thank goodness for the video instructions! 

~ Carol Y~

How precise Sarah’s instructions were! Made the learning experience so much easier. I couldn’t have picked a better person to learn from and I was totally in the dark about who she was and how good she was. And including a FB group to the mix... truly the best!

Where will your bag take you?


We are so excited to bring together the love of machine embroidery and sewing with the love of having the perfect bag for every occasion. MEL's Bag of the Month Club promises to be loads of fun, an amazing way to connect with other people, and of course, full of gorgeous patterns and designs you'll love to stitch and everyone will want.

There are three options to sign up and join us!


Option 1 -  Purchase the Current Month's Bag Only

Love the look of the current bag but not sure you want to stitch a different bag every month? This is the perfect option for you! Available from the 21st (release day!) through the 20th of the following month.

Option 2 -  Sign Up for the Monthly Subscription & SAVE

You love making bags and want to receive a new one each month? This option includes a bag each month for a reoccurring, automatic payment. This is a true subscription product - you will start with the current month's bag. Cancel anytime. Previous months will be available for purchase at a discounted price.

Option 3 - Sign Up for an Annual Subscription & SAVE EVEN MORE!

Each year you will receive 12 bags, delivered to you digitally each month. Your subscription will start with the current month's bag. Previous months will be available for purchase at a discounted price.

This option gives you 2 months {FREE} when compared with option 2.


MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection with Beach Bag

Single Payment of $36

MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection is the perfect project to enjoy some time with your machine and improve your next beach trip! Includes the designs, video instructions, and written instructions to make the Beach Bag, the table runner, and the pillow.


MEL's Bag of the Month Club Monthly Subscription

Monthly Payments of $19.90

Save almost 50% on MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection
Save 20% on each future month with this subscription!

Get the current month (MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection)  immediately. Future months will be delivered to you automatically every 30 days. Cancel anytime.


MEL's Bag of the Month Club Annual Subscription

Annual Payment of $199

Best Deal!

Save almost 50% on MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection
Save 20% on future months AND get 2 months free with this option.

Get the current month (MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection)  immediately. Future months will be delivered to you automatically on the 21st of each month.

This is the fastest way to receive each new bag.


June 2021: MEL's Fun in the Sun Collection


May 2021: MEL's Doodly Whatsit Collection


April 2021: MEL's What the Flap Bag


March 2021: MEL's On the Run Shopping Bag


February 2021: MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag


January 2021: Call Me Chic Phone Organizer