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Boomerang Bags Sewing Workshop | Flourish Australia | Tuesday, 29. August 2017

Creating sustainable alternatives to plastic bags for the Illawarra and hang with the hippest crew of inexperienced (and experienced) sewers you'll ever meet.

When: Every Tuesday, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Where: Flourish Australia, 3 Station Street Wollongong. Please enter via back door (glass doors), through car park off Burelli Street.
How to get there: Train – Wollongong station (2 minute walk); Free shuttle bus (55A/55C) –Bus stop Piccadilly shops, Princes Hwy, Crown Street (2 minute walk); Car - street parking available (Free after 6pm)
Who and what to bring: All community members are welcome. You don’t need to bring anything, however, if you’d like to bring along your own equipment (sewing machine) that’s fine, the more we can sew!!!

We take donations of recycled fabric to make bags that will be placed in shopping centres, community markets, the University of Wollongong, and basically anywhere that will take them, to encourage people to stop and think about their decision to use plastic bags when shopping.

Volunteers don't necessarily need to sew, tasks are broken down into ironing, cutting fabric, stamping logos, delivering bags, collecting fabric donations and of course spreading the word!

Message us here for more info, otherwise come and hang with us some time and sew for sustainability.
Want more info? Contact: boomerangbags@ or
  • *We are back in business!!* Tuesday evening sewing workshops resume from NEXT week! So 30/2 from 5.30-7.30 at Flourish Australia (3 Station St Wollongong - don't forget to enter from the BACKDOOR) come join us to stitch some bags :) Everyone welcome, bring along a sewing machine if you can, if not we have plenty of jobs for everyone/a few extra machines to share :) BYO friends/family to get involved too! If you'd like to sew at home, let us know! We are more than happy to provide you with all required materials/pockets etc to stitch in the comfort of your own home :D Bring on 2018 and a millliiioooonnnn beautiful Boomerang Bags to get out into the community!
  • A reminder that sewing workshops will not be running until 23rd Jan while we take a little break. See you in the new year!
  • PLEASE NOTE: Workshops will not run from 12th Dec-16th Jan whilst many of our key regulars are away! (ie. 5th Dec is our last one, and we resume 23rd Jan) Hope everyone has a safe, happy and healthy festive season!
  • Can I bring my kids to this? They’d just need a spot on the floor. 👦🏼👦🏻
  • I am a certainty for 14th November, will you guys be sewing on Tuesday?
  • Hey lovers of plastic-free shopping. Check out this funny video of a local initiative where you can BYO packaging
  • I'm in Sydney today chaps so I won't be there tonight~
  • For anyone sewing tonight please come in the back door at Flourish via Burelli street 😊🌈🌻