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Etsy Hands-On: Market Bags

Jul 10, 2012

by Claire Comfort handmade and vintage goods

Join us on July 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of machine sewing and crocheting at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Choose one of two projects and leave with the perfect reusable tote.

Bags for the People is back to teach a machine sewing project. These drawstring cloth bags help cut down on plastic use at farmers’ markets and grocery stores. With their expertise, our Bernina sewing machines, and patterned textiles from Timeless Treasures Fabrics, we’ll have you off plastic bags for good.

Not sure what to do with your stash of plastic bags? Claire from Montclair Made has the perfect solution. Bring your plastic collection (she recommends 20-30 bags), spin them into “plarn,” and crochet into the perfect picnic tote.

RSVP to join! Can’t make it? Watch the live demo from Montclair Made on July 17 at 4:15 p.m. ET or take a peek at this archived livestream from Bags for the People.

More Details:
Event: Hands-On: Market Bags
What: Make a drawstring bag with Bags for the People or learn to use plastic to crochet from  Montclair Made.
Enter a raffle to win surprises from Timeless Treasures Fabrics.
Take photos in our Magnolia Photo Booth.
Where: Etsy Labs 55 Washington St. Suite 712, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Neighborhood: DUMBO; Cross Streets: Front & Water
When: Tuesday, July 17
First Session:
5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Second Session: 
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Cost: Free
RSVP: Here!

Thanks to Timeless Treasures Fabrics for providing materials for this event!

Do you make your own shopping bags? Let us know in the comments below!

Vintage Ethnic Purse // Drawstring Bucket Bag / Brown Leather and Woven Cotton
Vintage Ethnic Purse // Drawstring Bucket Bag / Brown Leather and Woven Cotton


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