The next coordinated handout is on (UK) Father’s Day on June 16th. Let’s have a manbag extravaganza… Who’s in?
For those of you new to handouts, it’s basically a sewing frenzy for the next coming weeks culminating in giving away the stash of morsbags you’ve made. Ways of setting your morsbags free into the wild could include:
in/outside a local shop/library/cafe/museum post through letterboxes in your street bag your local pub/male changing room…
Morsbags are really looking forward to being at Kirstie Allsopp’s Handmade Fair 14th-16th September at Hampton Court Palace using our 6 brilliant new Janome machines (kindly supplied by Janome) – we’re gathering volunteers to help… are you available?
Please message us at firstname.lastname@example.org to be at the heart of the crafty action!
The amazing Beattie is our resident morsbags number cruncher – and here’s what she found out about the bumper month of March…
4985 morsbags were made world-wide during March.
These pods added morsbags to the tally last month. Is your pod on there?
Transition C POD Odd Handles Butterfly Bags Bude Baggers Die Nähdamen LoopyBags Panachebaggers Cuckoobird OlympicECObags Sewkulele Innsbruck The Taylor’s Needle Community Niffy Bags So Mrs Bag Offcuts fingerhut-vellern Macs Bags Sally South Bags Less is Mors Monty Morsbags St Nick’s Paula’s Morsbags for everyone Justliz The old bag Holsworthy Baggers Seaside Sisters Sew-in-pressed Stashbusters The Chickadeez (and friends) MDBags SW Sun Seekers South East Living Skys Barrow Baggins Wundertuete in Stitches Faire Des Sacs Whissybags Daisy Bags upcycling is fun Greenbags Halifax Raggedy Baggers Meddon Morsbaggers Morsbag Meisters Kinderspielstraße Agenda 2030 Nellycmr Kentish Essex Girls Landford / Nomansland Baggers Earthlings HopStitching Toni Fab Bags LoopyBags Rejig Bags Whetstone Whales Two Doors Studio patchikins Morsbags et non Morsbach Harborough Hit Bags cats in the bags HolySpiritChurch NewLifeBags Barblin’ Along Valbags Guy’s Marsh Prison Dar el Ma Bargebaggers Bag for Love Grayshott Bag Ditsy bags Ballypod, Ireland Ivybags Barrow Bagging Pickering Stichers Milliebags Guggles prime2357 Duisbags – die Pottnaeher Bumble Suzies @ Plas Dur Hamblins Habybaggers ECOBAGS
So when you’re sewing away, on your own or with a group of friends or family, remember that you’re part of a worldwide movement and that there are others sewing away with you, not necessarily in the same space, but still there and doing their bit too!
Welcome to the 21 new pods:
OlympicECObags Camelot Carriers South East Living Skys GT Bags Woolsery Baggers Sew-in-pressed Sewn2gether Daisy Bags GlassyBaggers Barrow Baggins upcycling is fun Magpie Herne Bay Belles Tropical Totes Kinderspielstraße Agenda 2030 Canterbury Food Bank Grayshott Bag Cathys Pod HolySpiritChurch NewLifeBags Ditsy bags Stitchers Coven
We’re so pleased you joined us!
Interesting snippets from pods last month:
From ‘GlassyBaggers’: “We are a group of stained glass makers and we want to create Morsbags, to offer to our customers, free, instead of plastic bubblewrap.”
Only our second morsbags pod in Singapore!
‘Upcycling is fun’ writes: “fighting the plastic bag craziness in Singapore – one Morsbag at a time…”
‘Tropical Totes’ writes: “Taking the Morsbags philosophy to the Costa Tropical, Spain. Trying to share the fun and rewards of recycling fabrics for good use!” 😀
We love seeing the morsbags message spreading to other countries and continents. How do you think April will go? Will you help us smash the 5000-morsbags-made-in-a-month tally?
Morsbags are excited to be at the Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair in Ragley, Warwickshire,12-14 May – with hand crank machines – giving people the opportunity to come and make morsbags. We can’t wait!! Hope to see you there….
Here at morsbags HQ we have a serious crush on the divine Patrick Grant (from the Sewing Bee), so here’s an exciting competition… fancy designing a morsbag for him? The winning morsbag will be presented to him in May! Details to follow soon… thinking caps on!!
Thanks to sponsorship by Rothley & Soar Valley Lions club for morsbags labels for Sue’s Mountsorrel Pod! Sue has made red morsbags for their 40th year (Ruby Anniversary) and is busy making 200 for the Christmas food handout… good luck and thank you Sue!