Shopping Bags, the Sequel, July 11, 2008

Posted by on Jun 20 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements, Green Choices

We had a fun evening June 13 cutting fabric, snacking, gabbing, and sewing – a veritable hen fest.  We’d love to have some men join us this next time around.  We won’t be able to work as late since the second Walkable Crown Hill design charette will be the following day.

On Friday, July 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Abundant Life Church (9204 11th Ave NW), we’ll make some more bags.  We cut out material for two sizes thanks to a pattern that Nikki found.  Feel free to invite others who might enjoy.

We didn’t get around to stenciling but if anyone knows how to do this or has materials, please bring and teach the rest of us.

Hope to see some friendly faces.


PS. Things to bring:
snack to share
sewing machine
rotary cutter and mat (if you have one)

Cloth Reusable Shopping Bags June 13, 2008

Posted by on Jun 04 2008 | Tagged as: Announcements, Green Choices

Getting tired of not having a sustainable choice at the grocery checkout line to the question “paper or plastic”?  The quality of those 99 cent imported bags from QFC and Freddie’s leaves a lot to be desired with almost no seam allowance, fabric that tears easily.  Let’s get our heads together. We’re going to be creating re-usable cloth shopping bags for ourselves. We have a bolt of otherwise unused fabric, and someone on hand to help us design attractive, sturdy, locally made market shopping bags.

Since this will be our first meeting we’ll need to decide several key things that will shape the future of the project.  We have lots of fabric so we don’t have to limit ourselves to making bags, should the creative inspiration hit someone.

If you have a sewing machine, bring it.  Also, bring scissors or rotary cutters, thread, pins, measuring tape – all that good stuff.  If you know other people who might be interested, feel free to bring them along.  If you have ideas for stenciling or painting on fabric, bring those ideas and materials you don’t mind sharing as well.

If everyone could bring a munchie or snack to share – it might help keep the ideas and fingers flying.

Friday, June 13th
6:30-9:00 PM
Abundant Life Church Basement
9204 11th Ave NW

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