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Ann I assume you are in the UK so sending you my bags would be prohibitively expensive since I am in the US. However, I will reach out to the foodbank here and ask if they want bags. That is certainly a worthwhile destination!
Thank you; that is a good suggestion.
I have a friend who owns a vacation rental company and she is putting a bag in each ‘welcome pack’ for guests. Now that travel is increasing somewhat there may be a demand for more bags. I just keep making them….. have tons of fabrics…. 🙂
In spite of the fact that I still do not have an outlet, I have started making bags again. If anyone has good suggestions on how to go about distributing bags at this time, please let me know!
I’ve been absent….. in March, at the request of a friend working in a hospital, I started making face masks and completed about 800 of them by last month. The need is not so great any more and masks are now available everywhere (and I developed tendonitis 😀 ) so I would love to get back to bag-making. However, here in Florida where I live there is still a great aversion to being handed anything by a stranger… which in a way is understandable. I used to just stand in the checkout line at my grocery store, or walk down the center path at the farmer’s market, and just ask people if they would like a nice, free, washable bag. That is not so much an option now. Some grocery stores even stop you from bringing your own bags in.
What is a person to do with so little else going on and the urge to get the sewing machine cranked up? Anyone else have run across this? Solutions??
Thanks, and I hope everyone is keeping safe!
I used to ‘do’ facebook but am weaning myself off it.
The lady I gave a bag to at the Farmer’s market this morning chased me down, asked ‘is this your company’. I explained it was a worldwide organization, and she replied ‘I will publicize your organization on my social media’. WOOT! Here is hoping she is a major ‘influencer’! 🙂
Is there going to be a January segment? Just asking…..
I realized this morning at the grocery store that making morsbags and handing them out can create unexpected friendships. I offered one to the lady behind me in line, and she said, sure, you offered me one the other day too! And we ended up having a conversation about how she feeds stray cats and how I am from Europe…. What a bonus in this day and age!!
Thank you, no it has been too soon to expect repeat visitors, but that is certainly something we will look for!
Since August 2019 my friend and I have made over 220 bags in South Florida (pod: Bella Napoli). She runs a vacation rental company and places a bag in each home with the basket of necessities that is provided for each new tenant. We get some great recyclable fabrics in our local resale shops!!
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Thanks for the help! I have tried posting on the facebook group and when I attach a file it won’t show.
Bag no. 55 was created yesterday, and I enjoy a bit of variation to keep myself from getting bored, so I’d love to show some of my designs!
Thanks beattie for your reply. I am currently using an all-cotton bedsheet and find it somewhat too lightweight, but yes, I think it is not weak and will not tear. I was thinking when I make the next one from this fabric I will use some interfacing in both the handles and the top fold, so that it gives it a tad more firmness. King size sheets are a great resource and will make up to 8 morsbags…!
I have however found a wonderful solution for an extra heavy fabric (you are right, my machine balks at all those layers). I received some beautiful upholstery type fabric, and I made a shorter bag from that fabric (just side seams so no problem) and made a top section from a sheet doubled over in a matching color, which then also will accommodate the handles (also made from the sheet). This makes the bag attractive and much easier to make, and it is still a strong bag. I wish I could show a picture…..