No More Blooming Elves. . .

HI Teresa !

We are a team of 4 women, 2 men and a child and we do regular workshops at OXfam as well as community projects but I am sure you can see those from the website. We have made so far over 5,100 bags and given them away at events all over Norfolk.
We tend to have a special way of doing them with a session of Handlemania  where we do nothing but sew handles in long long long long strips for 3 hours and that gives us lots to use for our bags. My husband bless him is "King Pin" and will generally sit and pin 50 bags for me and then we will sit and sew them in. It's what we have found to be the most effective way although it can be a bit "sweat shop". I know the many people asked how we made so many bags and the answer is we did production line . We all seem to have taken various roles in the line and we can be incredibly productive.
Best wishes and happy sewing
Rachel Venable
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Rachel and her team of sewers make bags too! Of course, they are a short hop over the ocean in England. Rachel was inspired by Morsbags to start her own group making them. I found out about Morsbags about a year ago. What a great project too! Morsbags and Green Bag Lady were highlighted in this post over at Sew Mama Sew.

Keep up the great work Rachel! We do our bags "assembly line style" too! Teresa

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