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?
To take part in one of the free drop in sessions just come along to ‘Just Footprints’ on one of the dates below.
- Thursday September 26th
10:00 – 16:00
- Sunday October 27th
10:00 – 15:00
- Saturday 6th November
10:00 – 17:00
Accompanied children over 10 are welcome to take part and make their contribution, and even if you have never used a sewing machine before, Molly will show you!
And if you have fabrics to donate, just drop them off to Just Footprints and they will then be made available to the sessions to make beautiful bags. Duvet covers, curtains, leftovers from sewing projects, can all be made into bags!
We hope to set up additional sessions in alternative venues in Chester, and 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!