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Morsbag RAK #4

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Swap Coordinator:browniemommie2005 (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Letters & Writing  Handmade 
Number of people in swap:8
Location:Other
Type:None
Last day to signup/drop:May 18, 2008
Date items must be sent by:July 18, 2008
Number of swap partners:1
Description:

This (not your typical swap!) is #4 in the morsbags series started by cherrythepig. We are rotating hosting duties and it is my turn this time around.

We have a registered "Pod" at morsbags.com:

Pod name: Swapbot

Pod password: It has not changed - if you are new, please pm me for it.

The morsbag website promotes people getting together & having a group sewing & social event, then taking the resulting grocery bags to the market for a giveaway.

Each of us will make as many bags as we can by a certain time, then give them away randomly to strangers. With each bag I plan to attach a tag with the "story" behind the bag.

There is also a label that they ask that you download & iron-on to the bag. If you are unable to print iron-on labels, you may buy them from the morsbags site in increments of 10 labels for a small amount + shipping. (1.44 USD / 1.51 CAD / 0.7 GBP / 1.04 Euros + shipping)

Please Note: If anyone would be hesitant to do this based on shyness, they can always send them to me & I will give them away in my town.

OR

Just give them to people you already know... friends, co-workers, family, your next door neighbor, the bus driver.

There is no specific # of bags that you will make. It's what you have the time & desire to make by the finish deadline. Even 1 bag can ultimately save 80 plastic bags each year from ending up in the trash!

From morsbags.com: Let's do something positive to reduce the hideous number of plastic bags being used - 1 million are consumed per minute globally - of which hundreds of thousands end up in the oceans, many killing the sealife.

What you will send to your partner is a recap of how it went: how your sewing turned out, what you used to make your bags, where you distributed them, and how the people you gave them to responded.

Since all of the effort will be in the sewing & distribution, you can either email or snail mail your partner.

Check out the Animated Morsbags Tutorial or you can go to the main page, click on "make one", then download a tutorial document.

When you have completed your commitment in this swap, would you please post in the comments below the number of bags you made and in which city (or cities) they were distributed. Remember, even if you only make one morsbag, it is still something to be proud of!

I am not setting any limit on ratings as this is a RAK swap. I can't imagine that anyone would sign up for this and not do it. What would be the point? Plus, that karma factor can come back to bite you on the butt in the oddest, most unexpected ways!

Thanks everyone and have fun!

__ Here is the link to the first morsbag swap, which has a lot of good information in the comments section.

Here is the link to the second morsbag swap.

Here is the link to the third morsbag swap.

Discussion

SweetClementine 04/18/2008 #

I can't resist signing up again. I'm not an expert seamstress and don't have a lot of extra time, but I was able to make 4 bags last time (and my goal was to just make 1). I would like to encourage anyone reading to give it a try! The animated tutorial made it very easy to follow, even if your sewing skills are a little rusty.

I hope you'll join us!

shopandbid 07/17/2008 #

I created one bag this round and gave it my grandsons nurse. We live in Banning, Calif.

hellovader 07/18/2008 #

I made 9 bags this time. I had a goal of 10, but life got in the way. I gave them out in Berkeley, CA.

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