MEL's Bag of the Month Club
MEL's Bag of the Month Club made its debut in January 2021 and since then, thousands of people have been stitching up the bags and other included projects!
You may be wondering, who is MEL and why is the club named after her? Because she is YOU! This is your club. Machine Embroidery Lover = MEL.
Grab a friend, some of your favorite materials, jump in with both feet, and embrace one of the things you love to do most: create. We are here to help you stretch your comfort zone, try new materials, and discover things you never thought you could do as you stitch up these fun and useful projects each month.
Every other month throughout 2022, there will be a new design collection you can stitch up and adventure with. You'll learn new things, meet new friends, and most of all feed the flame of creativity inside of you as you bring each project to life in the way that only you can - with your unique vision and materials.
All of the 2021 bags are featured below. Remember, there is no time limit on creating as a MEL! Every design is still as beautiful and useful as when it was released and we still have people stitching them up daily. Future releases will be added to the page on release months: April, June, August, October, and December.
So what are you waiting for? Look below and choose your first project! :-)
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!
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.
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!
Which bags will you stitch up?
Pick one or many, the choice is yours! No matter what you choose, you're sure to have loads of fun as you combine your love for sewing and machine embroidery with the joy of having the perfect bag on hand!
January 2021: MEL's Call Me Chic Phone Organizer
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!
February 2021: MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag
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!
March 2021: MEL's On The Run Shopping Bag
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!
April 2021: MEL's What the Flap Bag
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 :-)
May 2021: MEL's Doodly Whatsit Backpack
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!
June 2021: MEL's Fun in the Sun Beach Bag
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".
July 2021: MEL's Wildflower Pouch Collection
Go out for a walk, pack your favorite pouches for vacation, or simply get organized around the house with MEL's Wildflower Pouch Collection. With 2 different sized water bottle holders and 3 different size pouches, you can stitch up your perfect combination!
August 2021: MEL's Okily Dokily Bag
MEL's Okily Dokily Bag is a chic 7.5" diameter circular bag perfect for dressing up or dressing down! With gorgeous embroidery on both sides and two strap options to transform it from a tote to a shoulder bag, there's always a perfect occasion to use this beautiful bag! Once you've made the bag, continue the fun by stitching up the quilt!
September 2021: MEL's Diamond Duffle Bag
MEL's Diamond Duffle Bag comes in 3 different sizes so you have just what you need at your fingertips. The bag is beautifully lined on the inside and has pockets to help you keep everything right where you want it. This bag is pieced and then quilted in the hoop, with the end pockets construction also being done in the hoop. You're going to have so many uses for these bags!
October 2021: MEL's Confection Carrier
MEL's Confection Carrier is the perfect solution to carrying your holiday treats in style! With a drawstring closure that fully opens picnic basket style and convenient handles, your treats will be protected and warm wherever you go.
November 2021: MEL's Everyday Elegance Clutch & Wallet Collection
MEL's Everyday Elegance Clutch & Wallet Collection combines function and beauty into a gorgeous set you will be happy to take to your next holiday party, special event, or even just to the grocery store!
December 2021: MEL's Get Ready, Go! Collection
MEL's Get Ready, Go! Collection is just the thing to have all of your essentials in one place. The 2 different sizes gives you lots of options for using this bag in your daily life or for travel.
Love too many collections to decide which ones to buy?
GET ALL 2021 COLLECTIONS!
You don't have to decide - get all of the 2021 collections for only $249. That's around $20 a design collection!
MEL's Bag of the (Every Other) Month Club 2022
February 2022: MEL's Celtic Cable Collection
Bring this popular knitting and crocheting trend to machine embroidery! Inside this collection are 3 beautiful projects: The Crossbody Bag, the Table Runner, and the Pillow. Fun to stitch up, versatile, and gorgeous - this is a collection you'll use again and again.
April 2022: MEL's Creator Tote Collection
MEL's Creator Tote Collection features reverse applique for a fun way to create multiple looks from one design! MEL's Creator Tote Collection includes multiple projects you'll love to stitch up!
June 2022: MEL's Summer Garden Purse Collection
MEL's Summer Garden Purse allows you to enjoy beautiful summer flowers all year long!
Come along with us and stitch up this bag and then take it out on your next summer adventure!
August 2022: MEL's Daydreamer Boxy Bag Collection
MEL's Daydreamer Boxy Bag Collection features machine embroidery and quilting in the hoop using 4 and 5 inch blocks which means you have unlimited project options wrapped up in this one collection!
October 2022: MEL's Swag Bag Collection
MEL's Swag Bag has a hint of Halloween and is perfect for taking trick or treating with the kids. Yet it also has an elegance that makes it perfect for running around town with.