MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag

MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag will surely be one of your grab-and-go bags with it's gorgeous designs and shape. Love the look of a bucket bag but tired of your items falling out? Close the drawstring and have the best of both worlds! 


MEL loves her Call Me Chic Phone Organizer so much but wants something a little bigger for when she needed to be out and about longer. A girl's gotta have options, right?!

She really likes the look of the bucket style bags she always sees around but wanted to have the option to close the bag so she got to thinking...

MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag
MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag

And the Everyday Bucket Bag was born! MEL added a drawstring slightly hidden inside the bag so that it would close and protect her belongs but still keep the bucket bag aesthetic she really enjoys. 

The beautiful machine embroidery applique flower on the outside is sure to brighten any day. The strap can be made shorter to create a tote or longer to throw on your shoulder. Or make a short and a long strap with swivel hooks on the ends to make them interchangeable!

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! 

Everyday Bucket Bag
Bucket Bag

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

For maximum versatility and accessibility, you'll receive instructions for preparing your applique shapes 3 different ways. Use SVG files with your favorite electronic cutting machine; BERNINA Cutwork files to use with the BERNINA Cutwork Tool; or use printable templates and cut by hand.

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 two different sizes of the Everyday Bucket Bag with the included designs, files, and instructions! 

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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 Bag

MEL's Everyday Bucket Bag


Included in your purchase:

  • Detailed instructions, both written and step-by-step videos
  • Multi-formatted designs
  • Digital 24x7 access
  • A lovely private community
  • Multiple¬†projects
  • Lifetime access¬†
Bucket bag
Bucket bag
Bucket bag
Bucket bag
Bucket bag
Bucket bag
Bucket bag