Melissa is an embroidery digitizer from South Louisiana and owner of Melissa Bryan Designs. She designs unique and creative machine applique and embroidery designs. She is a sewer and lover of all things handmade. She enjoys teaching people how to use machine embroidery designs to incorporate into sewing projects such as table runners, quilts, pillows, and handbags. She believes that handmade holiday and special occasion decorations are better than anything bought in a store.