Morsbags @ The Handmade Fair, Hampton Court Palace in September

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 admin@morsbags.com to be at the heart of the crafty action!

https://www.thehandmadefair.com/hampton-court

Morsbags at The Homemade Fair 11th -13th of May

Look at these beauties all ready to be given away at The Handmade Fair at Ragley Hall 11-13th of May! Morsbags will be there  for 3 days – pop in and say hi!

March morsbagging in numbers…. it’s a whopper!

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?

Happy Easter Morsbaggers!

Make sure you have plenty of rest and chocolate in ready for eggciting morsbag plans after Easter…. things are hotting up hotter than a hot cross bun…

 

Next Handout is February 3rd!

Let’s bag everyone while the days are dark and (in the UK) we’re desperate to see the sun, reminding people that hope is out there with a morsbag and a smile!

We’re going to bag a local care home and bus service – what will you do?

A coordinated handout means that many morsbags will be rehomed on the same day… get together with friends and pod members to have fun handing out morsbags.

Please join in!

Morsbags at Kirstie Allsopp Handmade Fair!

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….

https://www.facebook.com/thehandmadefair/

Patrick Grant Competition….

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!!

Lion’s Sponsorship of morsbags labels

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!

Please set up a pod if you have ordered labels…

HUGE numbers of labels orders coming in 🙂 – which is brilliant – but please please do set up a pod so the morsbags you make can be added to the tally, which in turn inspires others… the number of labels we send out doesn’t correspond to the number of bags added to the tally and it would be so much more impressive if it did!

Here’s the link to set up a pod so you can add: https://www.morsbags.com/pods/create-a-pod/ (you can mark yourself as uncontactable and we’ll never spam you, if that’s a worry)

Morsbagging stats for February!

Beattie is our fabulous resident number cruncher and this is what happened in February:

3026 bags were made by 48 pods.

Pods that made bags: Earthlings, Guy’s Marsh Prison, Whissybags, Wundertuete, Bude Baggers, Pickering Stitchers, Sue’s Mountsorrel, Material Girls, Darting Frog, Macs Bags, Niffy Bags, The old bag, Atherstone Pod, Less is Mors, Die Nähdamen, Brislington WI, Made in Quarry Bank, Trusty Bags, Offcuts, Megsmors, Women of Wimborne (WOW), Whetstone Whales, Daily Thread, Valbags, Bargebaggers, JEMors, Crafty Chatters of Lowdham, Greenbags, Rags to Bags, Ballypod, Ireland, The old bag, Handcross Bag Lady, Les’spod, LoopyBags, The Taylor’s Needle Community, Bag Masters, Anstey, Leicestershire, Eversewcrafty, Ivybags, Harborough Hit Bags, prime2357, Megsmors, Monty Morsbags, Stoffdronning, Chayce, Friends of St.Margaret’s, The Asfordby One, The Scrapstore Birmingham

We welcome 12 New pods: Sue’s Mountsorrel, Made in Quarry Bank, Megsmors, Women of Wimborne (WOW), Anstey, Leicestershire, Tam’s Pod, Bagsofbags, The Sewing Corner, Upcyclebags, Stoffdronning, Friends of St.Margaret’s, The Asfordby One

Kudos to the pods that appear in both lists – you get a gold star for not letting the grass grow under your feet 🙂

Comments:

LoopyBags wrote
“Solo morsbagger just getting back into the swing of making again after a few months inactivity (Feb 2017). Aiming to get to 2000 made by end of 2017.”
Welcome back Chris!

“At the The Taylor’s Needle, we believe in supporting our community with the skills and resources that we have available. We use our leftover scraps of fabric (and considerable amount of skill ; ) to help improve our environment and the lives of others in our community. We welcome anyone wanting to join our little team here in the Treasure Valley!”
For those not in the know, the wonderful-sounding Treasure Valley is at Nampa, near Boise, Idaho, USA

Noosa Dillybags writes “I joined Morsbags 7 years ago when I had broken my leg and sewing was about all I could do. Since then I’ve joined a group called Boomerang Bags, Noosa and we share the same goals as Morsbags. We currently sew from Wallace House, Noosa Arts & Crafts in Noosaville on Monday & Wednesday mornings from 9.30 to 12.30. We have made hundreds of bags which have been distributed throughout the Noosa shire to organisations such as Noosa Council, IGA supermarket and many smaller retail shops selling fruit and veg, books, health foods and more. We welcome all new volunteers whether you can sew or not. There are many jobs for non sewers and we are happy to teach you to sew if you want to learn.”
Noosa is in Queensland, Australia

“Wundertüte is a solo pod and bags the local library and the Vechelde book swap. Recently I discovered the Morsbag pattern for wheelchairs and gave them a go. I found a willing “test pilot” who tried out my prototype bag on her Zimmer frame. As a result, eight other ladies in the nursery home requested bags for themselves. I was thrilled and, of course, obliged.”

Thanks for all your efforts, morsbaggers everywhere! The turtles and whales thank you too!