Happy first birthday Boomerang Bags

Boomerang Bags coordinator Kelly Johnson with Jillian and the screen print she did. 188291_02.

Boomerang Bags volunteers were invited to celebrate all that they have achieved in their first year of Boomerang Bag making as well as a Christmas break up at Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House on Thursday 13 December.

Boomerang Bags City of Casey started with their first sewing bee on 14 December last year in Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House, Berwick.

There are now four Boomerang Bag groups operating in the city of Casey, meeting in Berwick, Coastal villages, Cranbourne and Endeavour Hills.

The four groups combined have made over 2350 bags in the last 12 months which is an outstanding achievement, diverting a large amount of waste from landfill.

These groups operate under the support of the City of Casey and the individual community centres.

Each Boomerang Bag is made from donated fabrics that are upcycled by volunteers, at sewing bees or in their home.

Each bag is unique and made with love to reduce our need for plastic.

If you haven’t got a Boomerang Bag yet come along to any of the Boomerang Bag sewing bees to see how they are made and meet the friendly makers.

You can grab a bag already made or join in to make your own.

Anyone can assist in bag making, you do not need to know how to sew.

There are many steps in the process including cutting, ironing, screen printing and making cups of tea.

It is also the perfect place to have a go and learn how to sew in a fun and friendly environment.

If you are interested in joining the groups or to donate materials, the groups meeting times, places and contact details are listed below.

Berwick at Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House

Every Thursday 9.30am -12.30pm

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Cranbourne at Balla Balla Community Centre

Every Tuesday during the term from 9.30am – 12.30pm

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Coastal Villages at Blind Bight Community Centre

On Fridays as advertised

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Endeavour Hills at Endeavour Hills Neighbourhood Centre

Meeting on the 2 nd Wednesday of the month 6pm -9pm

And the 4 th Saturday of every month from 12pm -5pm

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For any further information email eduwaste@casey.vic.gov.au or call 97055200.

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