We sew reusable shopping bags from donated fabric and give them away for FREE to encourage others to minimize their use of plastic and paper bags.
In late 2015 I moved to Parker Colorado which made it more difficult for me to attend the sew days which are about an hour drive away...
Teresa's (the green bag lady) solution to that problem is for me to start the Parker Colorado chapter of Green Bag Lady!!!! What fun :)
Here are some examples of GBL bags:
Sewing the bags is SIMPLE!
I make straight stitch only bags, no serger needed just uncomplicated sewing :)
Click on this link for a how-to tutorial I wrote in 2014:
It is a great way to de-stash that fabric you have leftover from projects or have grown tired of.
I am using up my novelty print stash in 2019, it is such fun!
This is my fellow Baggette Tami ironing some bags ready for the handles to be attached:
Here's a GBL blog post about the first Colorado chapter of GBL: http://greenbaglady.blogspot.com/2014/05/my-colorado-bagettes.html
And some Colorado bags in action: http://greenbaglady.blogspot.com/2014/09/colorado-bags-and-bagettes-in-action.html
So if you have any fabric to donate please contact the Green Bag Lady Teresa: greenbagladyinfo(at)gmail(dot)com
I am combining my GBL sewing with another goal this year which is to donate children's books to teen mom's through a local Denver high school for teen moms. So I buy preloved books in good condition (and accept donations of books) place a book in each cute novelty print bag and they will be given to teen families throughout the year. What a fun way to destash all those novelty print fabrics I have grown tired of!