SEWING enthusiasts in the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale have come together to help produce eco-friendly bags.
Thirteen sewers from the Serpentine Country Women’s Association, Mundijong Arts and Craft Group and All Things Craft and Dolls joined forces over five hours to produce 35 Boomerang Bags, multipurpose bags made from repurposed fabric and materials.
The event featured different stations for cutting, ironing, sewing, overlocking and pocket stitching, which allowed sewers to form their own production line.
Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale manager of library services Lisa Keys said the inaugural sew-a-thon allowed residents to showcase their skills while help reduce the environmental impact of plastic bags.
“It was wonderful to see the community come together in such a positive and collaborative way and we are hoping to get even more people onboard at future sew-a-thons,” she said.
Since 2013, more than 134,500 sustainable and reusable Boomerang Bags have been made across the country to tackle plastic pollution.