Boomerang Bags The Gap and Surrounds

Boomerang Bags the Gap and Surrounds was established in March 2017.  We have around twenty regular volunteers who meet each week to sew, chat and enjoy each other’s company!  Over the years, many strong friendships have been made, and we all look forward to our Friday sessions!
We have diversified from making just shopping bags, as plastic bags have been mostly phased out.  We now also make stronger lined bags, yoga mat bags, fruit and veggie bags, as well as other practical and decorative items like bunting, planter bags, glasses cases, microwave bowl cosies and card holders.  We also take orders for conference bags, library bags, aprons, and will consider just about any other item people can think of that we might be able to make!  We also use other donated materials, such as obsolete marquee canopies, broken umbrellas, hessian coffee sacks, animal feed bags and insulated bags. Check our photos for some examples of what we make.
We sell our upcycled products locally at stalls in shopping centres or at school/community markets.  All profits raised are paid forward as community grants, supporting local school P&Cs, and other not-for-profit community groups.  Since we began, we have paid forward over $10,000 to help local groups achieve their environmental, educational or community goals.
Come and join us and experience the happy group of volunteers! No experience required. BYO sewing machine if you can, or use one of our spares.  We’ll teach you how to make a basic bag, which is yours to keep!  We look forward to seeing you soon!
Where should people donate materials?:

Donations can be dropped in to our sewing bees on Friday mornings. If this doesn’t suit, please phone or email us to make alternative arrangements.

Sewing bee details:

During the school terms, we have a sewing bee on Friday mornings, 9.30 – 12.00, at The Gap Baptist Church hall, 1125 Waterworks Rd, The Gap.  Please see our Facebook page for further details. We’d love you to join us!!

Waterworks Road 1125
The Gap 4061 QLD AU
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