The first members of the  Coffs Coast Boomerang Bags community are getting ready for the first sewing bee on April 5, so grab your sewing machine or overlocker and  join in.
The first members of the Coffs Coast Boomerang Bags community are getting ready for the first sewing bee on April 5, so grab your sewing machine or overlocker and join in.

Fundraiser offers bags of fun and fashion

BOOMERANG Bags have bounced on to the Coffs Coast.

This grass roots sew your own movement aims to eliminate single use plastic bags by making and providing sturdy reusable fabric bags made from material which would otherwise be discarded.

Boomerang Bags offers a template for a bag design, which you can make or you can choose your own design. You can also acquire a Boomerang Bag stamp for the pocket.

Interested people can work on their own or get together with others to hold social sewing bees to create the bags.

The last step is to distribute the bags far and wide, to friends, family and perfect bag-less strangers in the supermarket queue

Check out the website: boomerangbags.org.

Woolgoolga now has a Boomerang Bags community and has already held its first sewing bee. See www.facebook.com/louise.hardman.988

A recent inaugural meeting in Coffs Harbour saw the establishment of Coffs Coast Boomerang Bags.

A date has now been set for a sewing bee in the Coffs Harbour Community Village on Wednesday, April 5, a drop-in event from 10am to 3pm.

Interested people have already been out and about, organising stamps and gathering boxes of unused fabrics donated by the Urunga Crafts Group and others.

Take your pins and needles, thread, sewing machine if you have one and help to turn the plastic tide - or create your own new Boomerang Bags community wherever you live.

The new Coffs Coast group has already set up pages on Facebook and Instagram; put up posters and arranged for the Harry Bailey Memorial Library in Coffs Harbour to act as a drop-off point for fabrics.

Further information is available from Coffs Harbour City Council waste management officer leanne.cheal@chcc.nsw.gov.au or phone 66484664.


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