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 invites you to grab some of your favorite fabric and thread and stitch up your next bag! Featuring reverse applique, this is a design collection you'll love to stitch up!

With the fun reverse applique technique, you can choose the way the design comes alive by changing the background fabric! This collection includes the fun MEL's Creator Tote that has many uses. It's 15" wide, 15" tall, and 5" deep - making this a great tote to toss a 12" cutting mat in and all your supplies needed to go to class.

The bag is fully lined and features a flip lock closure on the front to keep all of your belongings inside while still looking very chic. Add the optional grommets on the handles for a little more decoration! A full-width pocket on the back lining and a 3-in-1 layered zipper pocket on the front lining means there's a place for everything. Magnetic snaps on the sides create more structure while feet on the bottom of the bag add an extra special touch.

With this same design collection, you can create a beautiful Wine Bottle Tote (5" x 15" x 4" deep) to takes to your next gathering! Featuring the same reverse applique designs and a cinching closure, this is a great way to show off that fabric you love that you don't have lots of anymore. Need a quick hostess gift? Stitch up the Wine Bottle Tote and the matching coasters (4.75" x 4.75") and you have a quick, customized gift anyone would love.

MEL's Creator Tote Collection will inspire you to spend more time creating this year - at home or on the go!


What's Included...

Detailed Instructions


You’ll receive detailed written instructions and step-by-step video instructions to make the process quick and fun, no matter your learning style.

3 Ways to Prepare Your Applique Shapes

Cut your applique shapes by hand with our easy to use printable templates or use your electronic cutting machine or BERNINA Cutwork Tool. SVG, FCM, and BERNINA files included!

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)

Digital Access


Access your designs, instructions and videos immediately in our online portal - from anywhere with an Internet connection. No waiting for shipping - you can get started immediately, right after you click the "Buy Now" button!

Also, no need to worry about losing a CD or having your computer crash - log in and download the designs any time.

A Lovely Private Community

Join us in a private Facebook group where you can ask questions and share your progress so you feel totally supported and encouraged during the process. This is also a great way to ask questions and get feedback!

Inspiration for Multiple Projects

Make MEL's Creator Tote, the Wine Carrier, and the coasters! Or use the beautiful designs in your own way. Your purchase includes the designs, files, and instructions to stitch up the above projects.

Vickie B

I have made all of them except the shopping bag but I love all of them! I have learned so much. I had never made a purse before MEL's Bag of the Month Club but I won't be stopping now!!

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!

Nola G.

Your instructions are well laid out and explained. I couldn’t have found a better website and Facebook friends. You have given good advice and help along the way. Thank you to everyone. A big thank you to Sarah for all the work she puts into helping us all learn so much in such little time!

MEL's Creator Tote Collection


Included in your purchase:

  • Multiple projects included: MEL Creator Tote, Wine Bottle Carrier, and Coasters
  • Detailed instructions, both written and step-by-step videos
  • Multi-formatted designs
  • Digital 24x7 access
  • A lovely private community
  • Lifetime access