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B-More Bags Project

B-More Bags are designed and hand crafted entirely by volunteers.  Each bag is an individual work of art: some are classic, others trendy and a few take a walk on the wild side.  We use donated designer fabrics and trims, jewelry and embellishments to create truly unique and functional tote bags, handbags, market bags, dressy bags, “stuff” bags, wine bottle bags, and more.  All proceeds from the sale of B-More Bags support the House of Ruth Maryland’s services for the victims of intimate partner violence. Since 2005, B-More Bag sales have raised more than $60,000.

We need volunteers! We are always recruiting seamstresses and experienced sewers. We have limited opportunities for non-sewers (sorting fabric, cutting patterns, helping keep the shop organized).  Our workshop is located in the House of Ruth Maryland’s Administration Building in northeast Baltimore (parking is easy).  The shop is a place where volunteers come together and share creativity, friendship and the joy of community service.  Come for the entire session or just a portion of it, just please come!

Getting involved is easy! Contact our Volunteer Manager by email or at or 410-554-8449, or download our online Volunteer Application.

To see some examples of our bags on the House Of Ruth website, click here.


photo collage of 4 sample bags from B-More Bags' collection

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 B-More Bags Wish List:

Stencil plastic, polyester fusible needle punched fleece, buttons, fray check, quilting pins, fabric shears, embroidery scissors, sewing machine maintenance, decorator & designer fabric, costume jewelry, decorative tape and trim, including 1/4" or 1/2" rat tail cord