MEL's On the Run Shopping Bag

MEL's On the Run Shopping Bag is a fun way to shop in style and be nicer to the environment. Display your favorite fabric and gorgeous designs while you're on the run!


One day, as MEL was looking at her growing collection of reusable and paper shopping bags, she had an idea. MEL tries her best not to use plastic bags because of the environment, but the paper bags usually don't have handles. So she went with the reusable bags you can purchase but after several uses, the handles break down and they are not pretty at all to carry.

MEL's On The Run Shopping Bag
On The Run Shopping Bag

MEL likes style and durability. Why does a grocery bag have to be boring? This beautiful bag is fun to carry and will hold up - the handles are stitched down to the bottom of the bag. The handles are guaranteed to NEVER fall off.

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! MEL sneaks her favorite treat in that pocket so when others help her put away the groceries, that stays hidden. :-)

The bag is fully lined to keep it nice and easy to clean. Create several to use on your normal grocery run or use The Groovy Letters Collection to customize the bags for any purpose.

Shopping Bag
MEL's Shopping 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 many different bags with all sorts of purposes with the included designs, files, and instructions! 

MEL's March Bag

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!

Shopping bag
Shopping bag

MEL's On the Run Shopping 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¬†
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Shopping bag
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MEL's On The Run Shopping Bag
MEL's On The Run Shopping Bag