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Boomerang Bags

Reclaimed & Up-Cycled Fabrics

Boomerang Bags Stanthorpe is a not-for-pro?t community group established in 2016 with a primary goal to reduce reliance on plastic bags. Volunteers work with donated reclaimed fabrics to produce reusable bags and other items from sheets, doona covers, pillowcases, tablecloths, coffee sacks, animal feed bags, commercial discards and personal fabric stashes.

In 2020 the group made their 10,000th bag. Bags are available for purchase around town, and at the Sewing Centre situated permanently in an impressive, dedicated space at the back of The Summit Hall. Bags cost a small fee which contributes to essential running expenses such as insurance and rent. The group regularly supports community initiatives such as providing free library bags to local schools and supports the Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery on various projects, particularly items for school holiday workshops.

The group will accept fabric donations during the event (see Facebook page for guidelines). New volunteers are always welcome regardless of sewing expertise. They will happily teach the basics and there are non-sewing tasks too. Boomerang Bags Stanthorpe is open Tuesdays, generally 9am to 2pm. See Facebook page for changes in opening hours, announcements, bag-making videos, and details of the latest projects.

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