First started in the Gold Coast, Australia a few years ago, they are holdalls made from donated fabric. Members of the community/Community Groups help make these items.
We have previously held workshops at our church building and these have been well attended. We hope to continue to run these workshops on the last Friday of each month – more details e-mail or ring the Church Office 01305 267171.
The holdalls will go into a local shops and when people forget their bags they take one of these free fabric bags for their shopping then return it when they are next in the shop. The aim is to launch the holdalls in independent Poundbury and Dorchester shops and then as the bags grow we can branch out to other parts of Dorset with local community groups making holdalls for their areas.
The bags are easy to make as they are square or rectangle. So you just need to be able to sew in a straight line! Full, easy to follow instructions can be downloaded from the following website;
To continue to make the holdalls, a supply of unwanted fabric is needed – this can be remnants, curtains, pillow cases, sheets, duvet covers – anything that can be cut up and is practical for use as a boomerang bag.
We’re happy to accept donations of fabric at the Church and invite you to come along. All Welcome – drop in for half an hour or stay all day! No previous sewing skills required, there are opportunities for anyone to be involved with this community project. It’s great fun making these items and a chance to meet some new friends!
Events for the next 30 days from 26th August 2019
30th August 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Boomerang Bags Workshop All Welcome - drop in for half an hour or stay all day! No previous sewing skills required, there are opportunities for anyone to be involved with this community project. We are meeting on the last Friday of every Month, generally in Rooms 2 & 3 upstairs at Church. If you have any unwanted material or fabric that would be suitable for making boomerang bags we would be very grateful to receive it.