Some years ago I was introduced to a person whose first comment to me was, “What is your passion?” I was absolutely floored and had no idea what to say. I consider myself to be a well-rounded person with a range of interests but as for a particular passion – I think I just stammered something unintelligible.
However, I think I have just discovered something that satisfies my twin passions of sewing and environmental activism combined with a healthy dose of community action. I did not realise when I first went to a meeting in December about this initiative, how satisfying it would be to be involved in this project.
When I was in Maleny this morning I picked up some pieces of fabric screen-printed with the Maleny Boomerang Bags logo. This was the last hurdle to making a start on making the bags.
I had previously located and washed several pieces of suitable fabric, sourced the pattern and instructions and even had my sewing machine serviced. It really needed to be done before I embarked on the numerous sewing projects I have planned for 2018.
Whilst I will use some production line techniques in the future, I made the first bag as a complete process from beginning to end. This allowed me to understand the sequence and how I could streamline the construction of subsequent bags.
Here is the result. The logo doubles as a pocket.
There are 8 bags cut out and straps made so now I will be able to do a few at a time.
This is barely a dent in the fabric I have earmarked for this project.
I am really excited about the launch of Boomerang Bags – Maleny next Sunday and am looking forward to contributing many more bags.