Feels sew good: Alkimos volunteers make 800 Boomerang Bags


Mari Meredith (Alkimos), Paula Hay (Butler),Samone Heerey (Yanchep), Penny Gerb (Alkimos) and Juanita Anderson (Tapping). Picture: Martin Kennealey d479040
Mari Meredith (Alkimos), Paula Hay (Butler),Samone Heerey (Yanchep), Penny Gerb (Alkimos) and Juanita Anderson (Tapping). Picture: Martin Kennealey d479040

A GROUP of volunteers have sewn about 800 bags for shoppers in the past year.

Alkimos Boomerang Bags founding member Paula Hay said the group had made 800 reusable shopping bags since it started meeting in February 2017.

Inspired by the Boomerang Bags movement across the country, volunteers gather at the Alkimos Pop-Up Library for weekly sewing bees.

“All the bags have been made out of second-hand fabric, old duvets and sheets donated by the community,” Ms Hay said.

“Boomerang Bags aims to reduce the number of plastic bags our community uses by providing free reusable bags to our local community

“The group gives bags out at community events such as the Gateway Street Fair, Eden Beach Farmers Markets and has permanently stocked baskets at Sprout Hub Alkimos Beach and the Alkimos Pop-Up Library.”

The Butler resident said people could support the group by donating fabric or attending the sewing bees, which take place every Friday from 10am.

Email paulaahay@gmail.com for more information or visit boomerangbags.org for more information.

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