The first morsbag was made on a houseboat in the U.K. in 2007 by a girl concerned about plastic bags and where they might end up.
Now, amazing volunteers from all over the world make re-usable, strong, free, washable, gorgeous, recycled morsbags from fabric destined for landfill.
As the community grew, the stories flooded in of all ages learning new skills, mental health improvement, rehabilitation programmes, of memories jogged due to fabrics used, of friendships made, of cake being shared, of hope and of fulfilment in communities becoming connected.
Over 2000 pods in 45 countries now sew morsbags and give them away for free.
Every morsbag has a story, and every morsbag has a future. Every morsbag has been made as a gift.
The morsbags community is based on cake, kindness, creating and a conviction that we can make a difference, one morsbag at a time.
Morsbags in Chester
In 2019, with the opening of a no waste shop “Just Footprints” which included a workshop space at the rear of the shop an opportunity presented itself to begin making Morsbags here in Chester.
A volunteer with Transition Chester, Molly Brown, who is a textile artist and tutor in sewing and knitting techniques offered to bring sewing machines from her business ‘Molly Browns Emporium ‘ to help start a series of Morsbags Makery sessions in Just Footprints.
Supported by her husband, Simon, the sessions have now become a regular feature within ‘Just Footprints’ and more than 30 bags have been made to date by volunteers coming in to the free drop in sessions.
How can you take part?
Sadly, because of Covid precations we are unable to run any Morsbags sessions until fuirther notice… Perhaps later in 2021 we will be ablerto restart the sessions
When the time comes that we are able to run Morsbags sessions again we hope to set up additional sessions in alternative venues in Chester. If you would like to help us do this get in contact with us.
If you want to find out more about the sessions, or want to help please use our contact page and send us a message!