October 2, 2015 at 10:20 am #4908
We’re thinking of having a stamp made, that says something along the lines of “made by Bude Baggers, find us on facebook”. We could then stamp it on pale fabric, cut them out with pinking shears, then sew it like a label onto the inside top of each bag ( caught in the top row of stitching that holds the handles up).
Doing this would take no more time than printing out paper strips saying the same thing, that we’ve been looping round the handles, we could batch make them to be handed out to everyone who makes bags, and it seems like a much more environmentally friendly way of giving out our contact information.
I just wanted to check that this fits in with the morsbags ethos etc, so there’s no official reason for us not being allowed to do this?October 2, 2015 at 3:29 pm #4909
I think it’s a great idea. If it is appropriate I might use the idea myself (but without the Facebook bit 😯).
Instead of a stamp, another way would be to use the iron-on printer paper (intended for t-shirts and the like) then create a page with lots of labels and iron on to the pale fabric.
That would be easier to amend, the design could shared with others, and it may be cheaper too (for me anyway as I already have some sheets, or did!).
I shall watch this thread with interest 😀October 2, 2015 at 4:17 pm #4910
the iron on paper is an interesting alternative idea – the reason we like the idea of fabric labels is that they can be sewn on as you are sewing across the top, so no extra work! Also, if we were to do an event, then the bags are made and completed just by sewing – no potentially dangerous ironing involved.
But I’m going to make iron on labels until we have our stamp, so thanks – love sharing information!October 2, 2015 at 7:42 pm #4911
I guess I didn’t make myself clear. I didn’t mean iron-on labels, I meant that the label design is printed on special paper, and then transferred onto the pale fabric, usually by ironing. The end result would be the same – your design printed onto fabric which is then cut to size and sewn into the bag.
😯 but it is a lot more expensive than I remembered!October 3, 2015 at 9:39 am #4913
I would say, by all means add your own label as well as a morsbags label if you wish. I think pods have done it before (a long time ago, I remember them being in Italy & Japan).
The iron-on ink isn’t completely stable when laundered but would probably last a few washes. I don’t know about you, but I don’t wash bags all THAT frequently. I usually chuck the one I used to carry raw meat in into the washing machine to catch the next wash & that’s it. I guess vegetarians only wash them when they get grubby.
I found this tutorial for making your own labels –
http://www.grumperina.com/labelcontent.htmOctober 3, 2015 at 12:34 pm #4914
I remember printing morsbags labels on iron on paper in the olden days(!), before the fabric labels were produced, so I’ll use that method, until we have our stamp (think I still have some paper somewhere).
We’d like to use a stamp because then we can use donated fabric, so no buying of paper to print on, so it seems like a more environmentally friendly method.
I’ve found that by putting a Bude Baggers tag on our bags, we get more fabric donations, and people joining our pod through them knowing where the bag’s come from and how to contact us.
Thanks for the helpful suggestions and comments, all appreciated xOctober 4, 2015 at 3:00 am #4919
We have an everlasting stamp that we put inside on bags that it will show. We also have a very comprehensive printed leaflet that is sponsored. We use 10.000 of them a year. so lucky we have a sponsor!
The stamp say ‘Please Re-use this free morsbag’
I think they are great and save time and money in the long run 🙂October 4, 2015 at 3:08 am #4920
Beattie, vegetables also carry bacteria! I wash bags I use regularly at the market, supermarket in a 60 degree wash with other stuff. Maybe vegetarians are more hygienic than carnivores by nature!
I must admit my own morsbag don’t have a stamp because I know to re-use them and they are free. Maybe give the area stamped a little press to fix the ink.October 4, 2015 at 6:01 pm #4922
Botulism in soil!October 5, 2015 at 11:41 am #4924
Printable cotton fabric is available in A4 sheets at Staples (and other stationers I hope). I print my own quilt labels, then follow the instructions on making the ink permanent. This would eliminate the need for a stamp and the label can be changed easily.October 5, 2015 at 1:22 pm #4927
I toy occasionally with the concept of a pod ID stamp, rather like a postmark, to go on the label, or possibly replace it. A serial number could be included perhaps. Never quite seems worth the effort though.October 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm #4928
I’d like to avoid buying paper or fabric specially, my idea is to use up spare fabric, and then i hope we’re being as “green” as possible – i always feel bad printing paper stuff to go with morsbags!
I’ve also been trying out various ways to simply write with a permanent marker directly on the bags – obviously this would be no good for a pod producing thousands of bags a year!October 5, 2015 at 3:54 pm #4932
🙂October 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm #4976
Crumbs, I am impressed. It’s all I can do to church out the bags with a morsbags label on them. If I started work with stamps my production would probably slump! I do think they are a lovely idea though.October 9, 2015 at 8:12 pm #4977
I meant “churn” I have no idea where “church” came from!
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