July 21, 2015 at 7:15 pm #4675
Does anyone have a way to incorporate a pocket/fastener/flap/tie/whatever into a morsbag design, to be used to keep the bag neat and folded when not in use?
I usually use a small rubber band around a folded and rolled morsbag, but inevitably lose it at some point, hence my request for an integrated solution. I’ve had a few ideas but thought I’d ask the group about your experiences before I try to reinvent the wheel.
Looking forward to reading all your ideas 🙂July 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm #4676July 22, 2015 at 9:55 am #4677
Wheels already invented 😉 –
1) I’ve made bags with an integrated pocket sewn onto the inside top folded over seam, so it dangled inside – could hold your shopping list when bag is unfolded. Sorry, can’t find a photo, I’ve changed computers.
2) I made a bag that folds into an outside patch pocket –
I got the idea from one of those rainproofs that folds into a pocket on the front.
3) Ivybags did instructions on how to make a morsbag that fits into an integrated minibag on the old website. The instructions are here –
4) Pennywill invented a bag with Velcro and a strap –
This isn’t a morsbag, but it gave us some ideas….
I’d be interested to see if you come up with any more cunning wheezes Tarragon! 😀July 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm #4681
I knew you’d have some good ideas!
The integrated pockets and mini bags look great (love the strawberry), but I like the scrunchie idea. I might make a little matching scrunchie for my bag (maybe even attach it?) and also experiment with the button and elastic loop too.
BTW this forum is great – I’ve asked loads of questions and always get really quick, comprehensive and helpful replies. Thanks a lot. 😊July 23, 2015 at 9:35 pm #4682
Thank you for posting too Tarragon 🙂July 26, 2015 at 8:47 pm #4685
Thank you Tarragon! As Offcuts says, it’s nice to have other enthusiasts to talk to! 😀July 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm #4694
How are you getting on with ways to keep your morsbags tidy in handbag/pocket Tarragon?September 9, 2015 at 3:19 pm #4818
Well, it’s been a while and I experimented with the scrunchie idea but it wasn’t wholly satisfactory. It looked fine but added bulk to the rolled bag and, worse, was a bit of a pain to make. And some of my elastic was not very stretchy so that didn’t help.
I’ve gone back to the trusty rubber band, but I’ve been having a look at using a piece of stretchy lace trim instead – bigger than a rubber band, so less easy to lose, and yet wouldn’t add any bulk. And a lot prettier too ☺️
I haven’t tried the button & elastic yet. I don’t have many large buttons in my button box so some planning is required first.September 9, 2015 at 10:08 pm #4819
Thanks for keeping us up to date with your experiments Tarragon 😀
Sorry you haven’t found a satisfactory solution yet.May 15, 2016 at 6:49 pm #5733
How big would that pocket need to be on the bag in the second picture, the one posted July 22, 2015? I might try that.
I have made a little pouch from 5 inch by 17 inch fabric. Fold in half lengthwise and sew the long sides, about half inch seam allowance. Box the bottom corners, about an inch. Turn the top edge over twice for a hem. Test that it is long enough for the intended morsbag (then adjust hem as needed), then I use one of the sewing machine’s decorative stitches to finish the hem. This fits nicely in my purse, and the bag stays in the pouch even without any closer. At the cashier station at the store, I pull the pouch out of my purse, roll my lovely bag open, put the pouch in the bag so it doesn’t get lost, and hand over to the cashier to use instead of the plastic bag.May 16, 2016 at 4:05 pm #5736
Depending on your scrap supply, or is your fabric is one-directional, you could make the pouch (above) from two pieces of cloth about 5 inches by 8 inches.May 17, 2016 at 1:34 am #5740
Oh thank you Kathy, that’s really useful information. Someone once showed me how to fold the bag into itself but unfortunately I can’t find it. I remember there wasn’t a pouch, just the morsbag itself. I need to find that!May 19, 2016 at 10:20 am #5754
That sounds impossible Offcuts!June 26, 2019 at 8:41 pm #18500
I have found tucking the handles into the bag, folding the bag into thirds the long way and tucking the floppy end into the opening useful for me. It’s sort of the Marie Kondo thing…..March 10, 2020 at 2:05 pm #28933
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I love this idea, thanks for sharing xx
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