In conjunction with Sew Mama Sew and The Modern Quilt Guild,
I present to you:
A Holiday Sewing Project for Mother Earth
Fact 1: US consumers generate 4 million tons of wrapping paper and shopping bag waste during the holiday season alone.
Fact 2: The U.S. goes through 100 billion single-use plastic grocery bags every year.
Fact 3: This year, you can make a difference!
The Green Grocery Bag Challenge is a project to encourage sewists to wrap their holiday gifts in reusable cloth grocery bags, thus reducing the amount of wrapping paper entering the waste stream, while simultaneously getting multi-use bags into the hands of consumers.
Our goal is to involve the entire sewing industry in this campaign to challenge sewists to include Mother Earth in their holiday plans.
Green Bag Lady pattern.
Furoshiki-Cloth Gift Wrapping
A tutorial at Sew Mama Sew-a little more involved, but produces a really great bag.
Facebook page for the Green Bag Challenge
Sew Mama Sew Blog post
Kristin of Sew Mama Sew will be doing a short presentation and giveaway on this at our next meeting! Stay tuned for details.