Tuesday, June 1, 2010

free morsbags "kits"

I'm a big fan of morsbags. I like reusable grocery bags in general, but I really like that I can wad up a morsbag in a little ball and keep it in my purse (which is more like a briefcase) so I always have one or two with me. I like to make them and give them away. I really like shopping for thrifted material to make morsbags which is why I have way more fabric than time to make them. While I would love to make tons of morsbags and give one to everybody who wanted one, I simply don't have the time. I do, however, have plenty of fabric and enough time to cut out the pieces, press them, and ship them off to you so you can sew your very own morsbag! They are easy to sew, and the instructions for sewing the bags can be found here. So all you have to do is leave me a comment on this post with an e-mail address so I can contact you, or you can contact me through my profile. I'll just need your mailing address (US residents only for now), and I will ship you a kit like this:

complete with handles, the bag, and a cute morsbags label all ready to be sewn together. The only drawback is you can't be super picky about the fabric. Unless you really hate floral print fabric (or stripes, plaid, or polka dots) then I'll do my best to NOT send you floral print fabric (or stripes, plaid, or polka dots). And I want you to actually use the bag. And I'd love it if you'd send me a picture of your completed bag so I can post it on my blog and/or flickr account. I'm doing this because I truly believe it is the little things we do as individuals that make a difference in the world. Even though my husband (great guy that he is) constantly informs me that making morsbags will not solve the world's petroleum issues or any number of other problems, I personally believe that it counts for something.

Also, If you live in the Omaha, NE area and are interested in joining my morsbags pod, leave me a comment. Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

marla grace said...

marlashep@aol.com
i'd love to take part in this project!

Allison said...

i think it counts for something, too! keep making a difference in whatever ways you can. small differences are important! i'm blogging about the morsbags i won from you and i'll let people know about your kits.

~ The Jolly Bee ~ said...

Oh my gosh....I just came here from Allison's site (Field Wonderful) where she blogged about your bags. I've been making myself some produce bags to fill with CSA goodies, but I would be thrilled to have one of your bags for shopping. This is mighty generous of you. And, I would be happy to feature it on my blog. (I'll drop you an e-mail with my address). Thanks!

Beth said...

I was sent here from 'The Jolly Bee'! I would love to carry one of your bags! This is an incredibly ambitious and generous task you're taking on here!! I will send you an email with my address -- THANK YOU SO MUCH!!

marla grace said...

http://marlagrace.blogspot.com/2010/06/morsbags-kits-be-green.html

flowerpotdesigns.ca said...

wonderfully generous of you! please let me know if you decide to extend the offer outside the US. I live in Canada.

Amanda said...

I've come over from Jolly Bee and would love to do a Morsbag but not sure if you post to the UK. Is it ok to pass on the pattern to other people and hope they'll ditch the plastic as well? Lots of love, Amanda xxx amandamachin63@hotmail.co.uk

Juli said...

I would love a kit! What an awesome idea! websterjuli@yahoo.com

Linda said...

Another JollyBee follower here. I have set a goal this summer of not using even one plastic bag, and am well on my way! I'd be happy to make one of your bags to carry. E-mail is lmspengler@hotmail.com

Linda said...

Another Jolly Bee follower here. I've become very conscious of my bags lately and would be proud to make/carry one of yours. Please contact me at lmspengler@hotmail.com
Keep up the good work!
Linda

The WoodLand School said...

I would just LOVE a kit so I can get started with morsbags! Thank you :-)
jaycourt@ix.netcom.com

Naturally Single Mom said...

Are you still doing this? I'd love to play!
memyselfandthemunchkins@gmail.com