April 4, 2015 at 12:31 pm #4068
Mad Old CroneParticipant
Despite having a sewing machine for many years, I’ve only recently started putting it to work. I’ve always hated waste, so have tried to reuse or recycle anything I can and due to friends and family knowing this, I’ve acquired lots of suitable old clothes, soft furnishings and unwanted fabric to make a LOT of Morsbags. I’ve just ordered my labels and will be getting to work as soon as they arrive.
Luckily a good friend of mine runs a charity shop and I thought it would be a good place to use as an outlet. They are happy to take fabric donations for me and also allow me to pick through anything they think unfit to sell before it is sent away for recycling. They’ll also send any waste I produce to be recycled too.April 4, 2015 at 3:39 pm #4071
Hello Mad Old Crone – from another one!! 😉 Welcome! 😀
I also hate waste and that’s what keeps me addicted to morsbagging. I love to take something that would have been thrown out, make it useful, and then, best of all, give it away FREE!!
It sounds as if you’re all organised, even down to the distribution – excellent!! One thing we sometimes find with charity shop assistants is that they can’t turn down the opportunity to make a little extra for their charity, so it can be really hard to convince them that morsbags have to be free.
“But it’s for ——–!”
“No, it’s free!”
I’m sure you’ll have a stream of tablecloths with one stain that you can work around and duvet covers with felt tip ink in the corner – that are just the ticket for making bags.
I’m looking forward to hearing more and seeing some photos in due course. 😀April 4, 2015 at 5:45 pm #4073
Mad Old CroneParticipant
I know she won’t charge for the bags, we’ve been best friends for over 40 years and she’s not that type of person. As I’m making them on my own at the moment, I’ll probably only manage to make enough to hand out when I’m in the shop, although another couple of local shops have said they’ll let me put a poster in the window to tell everyone to go to my friend’s shop for their free bag, hopefully they’ll then get a bit more custom in return for giving out my bags. I’m also thinking of taking my handcrank machine in so people can have a go at making their own.
I’m hoping to recruit a few more people to make them as I know a lot of people involved in sustainable living who help fun environmental awareness events, which I’m hoping to get a small stall at. I’ve already got a suitable tent, I just need more people to make enough to make it worthwhile setting up and taking the handcrank. I think people would enjoy having a go at making one and if they don’t want to make their own, they can take a ready made one.April 4, 2015 at 7:58 pm #4074
Go for it Mad Old Crone! Looking forward to hearing your adventuresApril 4, 2015 at 8:10 pm #4076
Yay for handcranks!! We like to use them at events, they attract attention (almost everyone of a certain age reminisces about “helping” their granny/ mum/ auntie by turning the handle for them as a child. Also they mean you don’t need an electric supply (can be expensive, if it’s available at all) or PAT test.
I’m looking forward to hearing how it goes 😀April 4, 2015 at 8:58 pm #4077
Hi Mad Old Croan, (love the name), welcome to the addictive world of morsbaging. I look forward to hearing about your adventures.April 4, 2015 at 9:39 pm #4078
Hi Mad Old Croan! I love your name too! Good luck with your morsbagging, I’m sure you’ll have lots of fun and inspire others along the way. 🙂April 5, 2015 at 2:05 am #4079
Hello from me too Mad Old Crone! Keep us updated with your morsbag making!!
I made a lovely 7 bags today.April 5, 2015 at 8:42 am #4080
Hello Mad Old Crone. Sounds like you have lots of lovely ideas. Looking forward to hearing more.April 9, 2015 at 8:36 am #4171
Hallo from me too!!
Welcome to the mad old world of Morsbags!!!!June 28, 2018 at 12:20 pm #9490
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