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?
It’s the sewing event of the year! And we will be there…
Please visit morsbags at the Great British Sewing Live at London’s Excel exhibition centre from the 21st September until the 24th.
We desperately need volunteers to help man our stall with us. If you are able to come and spend a day with us and get a free pass to the show, then please can you fill out this form.
We also need as many bags as you can make! We are supplying 1500 morsbags for VIPs of the show. You can show your commitment by going to yourpod page and filling in the ‘challenge bags pledged‘ tally. This helps us calculate who is able to help us make these much need bags. We are getting an amazing stand in return for the bags, courtesy of the GBSB live and Upper Street events. It will be a great exposure for morsbags and the bags are needed to help us spread the word to all the VIPs and press at the event. We will need you to sew on labels but we will replenish any labels free of charge, and we will organise a courier to pick the bags up from you at our cost.
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….