MEL's What the Flap Bag

MEL's What the Flap Bag is the perfect way to carry your iPad, tablet, favorite book, and more while you're on the go. Grab your essentials, pop them into your gorgeous What the Flap Bag and meet friends for coffee, have entertainment at the doctor's office, or anything else your heart desires. Choose your favorite flap design or make all 3 and interchange them!


With large zippered pockets and a protective flap featuring gorgeous machine embroidery applique, MEL's What the Flap Bag is the perfect addition to your bag rotation.

Safely and easily bring your iPad without worrying about dropping it. Don't have an iPad? Bring your favorite electronic device, writing tablet, or even a book or quilting magazine with you!

MEL's What the Flap Bag
What the Flap Bag

The flap buttons to the bag which means two glorious things - 1) it's quick and easy to attach because it's not stitched in and 2) you can change the flap design based on your mood, outfit, the day of the week, or anything your heart desires! All 3 flap designs are included, of course! 

MEL's What the Flap Bag measures 9" x 12" x 3" deep and looks great in cork, fabric, or leather! The 3 zippered pockets will protect even the smallest items from falling out and getting lost and are in tiered sizes so you can have small things, like your pen, within fingertip's reach while also storing your larger items, like an iPad, in a different pocket.

You can also use this same design to make a tablet sleeve measuring 9" x 12"!

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MEL's April 2021 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 the included designs, files, and instructions! 

MEL's What the Flap 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!

MEL's Flap Bag

MEL's What the Flap Bag


Included in your purchase:

  • Detailed instructions, both written and step-by-step videos
  • Multi-formatted designs
  • Digital 24x7 access
  • A lovely private community
  • MultipleĀ projects
  • Lifetime accessĀ 
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