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Boomerang Bags Redland City

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Every year around 50% of the plastic shopping bags we use end up buried in landfill. While a small portion are recycled or repurposed, the remainder are unaccounted for—lost in our environment where they ultimately wash out to sea through drains and waterways. Sadly, a high percentage of marine life is likely to have consumed plastic.

Founded on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Boomberang Bags is a global movement of volunteer groups who aim to reduce the use of plastic bags worldwide. Each group around Australia and the world works tirelessly to sew and recycle pre-loved fabric into fun, reusable bags, which communities can use as a free, sustainable alternative to plastic shopping bags.

Join the movement and sew a Boomerang Bag from fabric you already have in your home! It's a great way to practice your sewing skills whilst contributing to a great cause.


WHAT YOU NEED:

  • Sewing machine
  • Scissors
  • Iron
  • Pins or clips
  • Sewing thread

Fabric:

  • Handles: 3 strips measuring 12cm x WOF (generally 110cm)
  • Bag: 91cm x 42cm
  • Pocket: 23cm x 21cm

If you choose to embroider the pocket:

  • Embroidery machine
  • 5" x 7" hoop
  • Red and white thread (We suggest Hemingworth Thread: 1270, 1030, 1032)
  • Embroidery design files

INSTRUCTIONS

The charity group have provided instructions on how to create a Boomerang Bag. There is also an embroidery design of their logo which can be embroidered onto the bag.

Download Boomerang Bags Instructions (PDF) →
Download embroidery files (ZIP) →

Embroider the pocket (OPTIONAL)

You can embroider the Boomerang Bags logo onto the pocket of your bag, or choose to leave it blank and unsewn and Boomerang Bags will screenprint it onto the bag themselves.

If you choose to embroider the logo yourself, we recommend using Hemingworth thread colours Christmas Red, Candy Apple, or Pomegranate.

Creative Options

You can create a patchwork-style Boomerang Bag! Use spare pieces of fabric that you might throw away, leave a 1cm seam where you join any patches and check that any joins and stitching are sturdy and will wear well.


SENDING IN YOUR DONATIONS

Send your completed Boomerang Bags to the address below. Be sure to include your name, postal address, and contact details with your donation.

Boomerang Bags Redland City
Attention: Sharr Ellson
23 Sylvie Street
Thornlands QLD 4164
Australia

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