Boomerang Bags Back

Filed in Recent News by March 19, 2018

FREE fabric bags are back at Coles and Woolworths in Scone.

Deb Fergusson, from Sew Scone and a group of volunteers are making the bags from donated fabrics to reduce the amount of plastic bags used for shopping.

More than 60 bags were delivered by the volunteers to Coles and Woolworths last week and were quickly snapped up.

“You can take the bag and bring it back and swap it for another one, or keep using it,” said Ms Fergusson.

“It really doesn’t matter as long as you keep using it,” she said.

Each Tuesday from 10am volunteers are welcome to help make the bags and donations of fabrics or cash to buy labels are welcomed.

“You don’t need to know how to sew, you can cut or iron, or learn how to sew, we have a few extra machines,” she said.

“Fabric is also welcome, it takes about half a metre to make a bag, but we can use smaller pieces to add to the bags, so off cuts from curtain fabrics and pieces used in quilting are welcome,” said Deb Fergusson.

Sue Abbott is one of the volunteers who helps make the bags for the community.

“I get taught to resew every time because often there is a gap between my visits,” laughed Sue.

“But I love it, it is lovely using the machines, lovely chatting, the fabrics are amazing and the bags are amazing,” said Sue Abbott.

There re more than 500 communities across Australia using Boomerang Bags, for more information visit the website: Boomerang Bags, or drop by and see Deb at Sew Scone.

Deb Fergusson and Sue Abbott with Boomerang bags in Woolworths.

Deb Fergusson and Sue Abbott with Boomerang bags in Woolworths.

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