Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Green Grocery Bag Challenge

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 video instructions.
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.

1 comment:

  1. I've been doing this for a while now ... love making zip bags and putting gifts in them. The bags can either be used to put things you keep in your purse, projects you might be working on and lots of other things! it's a great idea!


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