MEL's Okily Dokily Collection, the August 2021 Bag of the Month from MEL's Bag of the Month Club, is an entire collection to add more fun, personality, and machine embroidery in all areas of your life! 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!
MEL's Okily Dokily Collection got its name from something MEL says a lot. Instead of "okay", it's "okily dokily" - injecting a little fun and personality into an ordinary everyday saying. And that's just what this collection does!
From the Okily Dokily Bag and Quilt to the Oven Mitt and Jumbo Pillow, you won't be short on ideas to add more personality to your daily life!
The contemporary circles and gorgeous machine embroidery transform an ordinary bag into something extraordinary. Dress it up or dress it down, you'll love carrying this bag with you everywhere.
The Okily Dokliy Bag is a 7.5" diameter circle and 3" deep. It has two straps - use it as a tote or a shoulder bag. With the gorgeous embroidery on the front and back, you'll be so proud to say "I made this!"
Keep the fun going with the Okily Dokily Quilt, Oven Mitt, and Jumbo Pillow! These projects are a great way to get the most out of these designs and feature your favorite fabrics all over your home.
Make a themed gift basket full of Okily Dokily creations for a friend, send a quilt in their favorite colors home with a grandchild who needs a reminder of your love, and more. These projects are perfectly enjoyable and giftable!
The Okily Dokily Quilt is 8" blocks set on-point, 46" x 57" (or however big you'd like to make it!)
The Okily Dokily Jumbo Pillow uses the same 8" blocks and is 24" with a 2.5" flange to make a 26" pillow insert fit perfectly.
The Okily Dokily Oven Mitt is an 8" diameter circle with a pocket for your hand, to keep it completely protected when you're in the kitchen!
What's Included in "MEL's Okily Dokily" Collection...
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.
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)
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 the Okily Dokliy Bag, the Quilt, the Jumbo Pillow, and the Oven Mitt! Keep the fun going by using the designs on other projects of your own :-)
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!!
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!
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!