Boomerang Bags Kimbriki – Autumn 2024

Boomerang Bags at Kimbriki continues to flourish, making significant contributions to our community!

The fortnightly Sewing Bees, committed to during the first three months of 2024, have proven to be immensely successful. These gatherings have not only achieved remarkable outcomes but have also welcomed numerous skilled sewers, following the Open Day held last November. The collaborative and creative spirit of this dedicated group has led to substantial growth and the completion of numerous projects.

Marina, Tanya, and the team have undertaken various tasks and collaborations, including:

  • Breast Care Bags: Creating bags designed to carry post-operative drains for patients at local Public Hospitals. This project was initiated through a contact at Girl Guides Australia.
  • Carrying Pouches: Designing pouches to hold patients’ pain relief devices for the Palliative Care Unit at Mona Vale Hospital.
  • Dolls Clothes & Accessories: Crafting clothes and accessories for the Toy Repair Recyclers at the HUB.
  • Network Heaven Collaboration: Meeting with volunteers from Network Heaven, an organisation supporting disadvantaged Sri Lankan children in rural areas. Boomerang Bags is utilising pretty fabric and haberdashery items to create dresses, hair accessories , drawstring pencil cases, and school bags throughout the year.

It’s important to highlight that all these projects are crafted from unwanted fabrics and haberdashery items donated to the group, which would otherwise contribute to landfill waste. Boomerang Bags at Kimbriki exemplifies a commitment to sustainability, turning discarded materials into meaningful items that benefit both local and international communities.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Boomerang Bags will be holding regular fortnightly Sewing Bee events at the Hub – look out for our red Boomerang Bags Sewing Bee banner.  

MARCH

  • Saturday 9th – NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL – LEARN TO MEND USING SEWING MACHINES
    Bookings essential through Northern Beaches Council –
    BOOKED OUT – Cost $0.00

Come along to a beginners’ sewing class. Gain confidence in basic machine sewing and mending techniques.  A suite of mending samples will be showcased – invisible darning, denim hole repairs, visible patching and zipper repairs.  

The instructors from the Kimbriki Hub Boomerang Bags community group will provide the sewing machines, threads and preloved fabric for you to learn with.  

Bring a clothing or furnishing item you would like to restore so you can keep using it and keep your items out of the landfill.  

Tea and biscuits will be provided. 

  • Saturday 23rd – BOOMERANG BAGS SEWING BEE from 10.30am

APRIL

  • Saturday 6th – BOOMERANG BAGS SEWING BEE from 10.30am
  • Saturday 13th NORTHERN BEACHES COUNCIL WORKSHOP – MENDING & HAND SEWING TECHNIQUES. 
    Bookings essential with Northern Beaches Council
    Bookings not yet open – Cost $0.00
  • Saturday 20th – BOOMERANG BAGS SEWING BEE from 10.30am

MAY

  • Saturday 4th – BOOMERANG BAGS SEWING BEE from 10.30am
  • Saturday 18th – BOOMERANG BAGS SEWING BEE from 10.30am