About Me.


I’m Melanie Jayne. I’m married with two grown up boys. A few years ago I developed chronic back pain with some complications that meant I could not work in an office anymore. Sewing became my solace. Some friends saw the bags I made and asked me to make them something unique, so I did. I can’t spend a long time sewing, about 20 minutes at a time and so I only make 2 or 3 bags a month, and I never make two bags the same, so you can be sure that you will have something no-one else will have.

My Sewing History.

I have been machine sewing since I was about 4 years old. I love making things, the sense of achievement when you look at something you have created is wonderful. A couple of years ago my mum bought me a Janome CXL301 sewing machine for my birthday. It was a darling machine to work with. It even had a gadget for helping to thread the needle. I mostly made clothes at this time and when I started making bags I found the machine lacked the necessary power.

I bought a Janome 5270QDC which has a wide range of decorative stitches as well as a basic alphabet and I had lots of fun with this machine. Most of the bags shown on the site were made with this but I still felt it lacked some power and so I have upgraded again to a Janome Memory Craft 6700 Professional machine.

My Sewing Machines

  • Janome 6700P
  • Janome 5270 sewing machine
  • Janome CXL301

What things have I made?

The store has images of things I have made for people. I am not a photographer, and when I started making bags I didn’t think that the pictures would be needed for a website, so please forgive the awful nature of the images!

Customising with Embroidery

Last year I bought a Janome Memory Craft 550 Embroidery machine, and your bag can be made truly unique with the addition of an embroidery design.

My embroidery machine

  • embroidery machine
  • dalmatian embroidery
  • Butterfly embroidery

Having a custom made bag means you have a lot of scope to assist in the design process. If you like pockets they can be added. If you prefer press fasteners to zips this can be accommodated. Your imagination is the limit and I work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want.

If you need help or can’t see the style of bag you want just fill in the contact form and we can start the process of creating the bag you want.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Melanie Jayne

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