Boomerang Bags for Buninyong

2017 06 19 Donated fabrics for beautiful bagsNext workshop: Sunday 4th of February 2018

Led by Sam Blanchard, who works at the local Buninyong Foodworks supermarket, a small but very active group of Buninyong locals have begun designing, sewing and printing Boomerang Bags!

Boomerang bags are made by the community, for the community, and can be returned or reused. The aim is to move to zero plastic bags.

We need people to sew, cut and print, and donations of material.

We are planning to hold a workshop every second Sunday, from 2pm to 4pm at the BACK of the Buninyong Community House, 407 Warrenheip Street Buninyong.  Access from the back lane way, or come down the left hand sideway of the house.

Check the Facebook events for the upcoming Workshops - 

2017 06 Boomerang bag logo

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Sew at Home Kits

If you would like to help, but are unable to make it to the next workshop, we plan to have sew-at-home kits available. They can be collected from Sammie at Buninyong Foodworks Tuesdays through to Saturdays. Please email Sammie via if you would like a kit, so she can make sure to have some available.

Activities at a workshop

1. Screen printing our logo

Requirements for Screen Printing -
- Table coverings to protect against Ink
- Hose for cleaning
- Clothes airers with pegs for dying
- Hairdryer or other heat source to dry patches
- Iron to set Ink
- Ironing board

2. Cutting
- sewing scissors or cutting wheel & pad
- excess material, donated, saved from the rubbish stream

3. Sewing
- Sewing machine
- Extension chord
- Powerboard
- thread