The mighty sewing machine

October 12th, 2007

I’ve never had a desire or ability to sew, but I’m starting to feel a bit left out. If you can sew, your ability to reuse fabrics is limited only by your creativity.

I’m so bad when it comes to getting stains on my clothes. It’s usually food on shirts. It’s uncool to donate stained clothing to charity, but if you can sew you can magically remove the stain and turn the fabric into other things, like bags and scarves or dog toys.

Anyway, for you sewers out there, is a great site to visit. They encourage sewing parties to make reusable shopping bags out of old fabric. That sounds like fun! includes instructions on how to make morsbags as well as facts about the evils of plastic shopping bags. You can also send them photos of your creations.

I wonder, will this finally inspire me to sew?

5 Responses to “The mighty sewing machine”

  1. sam on October 15, 2007 4:09 am

    I wish I could sew! But I learned in middle school that I can’t even sit down at a sewing machine without a) being terrified of the needle, and b) getting a killer headache.

    My mom, though, can make just about anything. I end up saving scraps of fabric, even though she doesn’t have a machine, right now.

  2. Virginia Lee on October 15, 2007 8:30 pm

    I started sewing by hand because of my mom and grandmother and then Santa brought me a little Singer sewing machine when I was about 8 or 9 and I loved it. I could only ever make pillows, but I had fun using it. In 8th grade I was TERRIBLE in Home Ec (yes, I am that old!!!) and my mom had to finish the wrap skirt I was doing for my final grade.

    I did much better in my typing class that year. 😀

  3. Josh on October 26, 2007 12:51 am

    Hello it was an absolute pleasure to come across, and read your blog. You really have some interesting information that I will have to share with my wife. If your ever looking for fabrics Lauren & I would be more than willing to help. Just let us know. Have a great evening.

    Josh & Lauren

  4. chocmoon on October 26, 2007 2:33 am

    Thanks Josh. You have a great website.

  5. scallywagbags on December 20, 2007 11:37 am

    Ok so no sew – no worries, you just need to get yourself a pod. A pod is a social group of dolphins and morsbags have borrowed the term for a sociable group of morsbaggers. The trick is that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts….not everyone needs to be able to sew to be in the pod, there are plenty other jobs too, cutting out, ironing, serving the wine/refreshments (this is a very important role as it makes the sewing MUCH easier;-)), handing out the bags. My kids can make morsbags now – it is much easier than you think. Go on, make a new year’s resolution to stop running away from sewing machines…make a bag, make a difference!

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