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« on: November 30, 2010 10:12:32 PM »

Vote here:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=368757.0






I'm really excited to introduce a new challenge for the Purses, Bags, and Wallets Board! I heard about this from Sew, Mama, Sew, working in conjunction with the Green Bag Lady. I think it's a wonderful challenge and am happy to spread the word about it and have our own challenge here on Craftster!


The details (courtesy of the Sew, Mama, Sew Blog ):

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The Green Grocery Bag Challenge: A Holiday Sewing Project Benefiting Mother Earth

Fact 1: US consumers generate 4 million tons of wrapping paper and shopping bag waste during the holiday season alone.

Fact 2: The US goes through 100 billion single-use plastic grocery bags every year.

Fact 3: This year, you can make a difference!

How? The challenge is this:
Wrap your holiday gifts in reusable cloth grocery bags.

Thats it! By doing this simple thing this holiday season you will cut down on the amount of wrapping paper entering the waste stream, while also getting multi-use bags into circulation. Not to mention the fact that your gift recipients get a bonus gift that they can use all year long! Its win/win for earth and your loved ones!

Here are the details for our challenge here on Craftster:

  • During the week of December 26th through January 1st (9 pm, Pacific) you can post pictures of presents you wrapped and gave in a grocery bag you made. You may only make one challenge entry, and the first picture/bag you post is what will be voted on, but please post additional pictures within the same post if you make more than one bag!
  • Voting will open on January 2nd and run for one week.
  • TWO winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the Sew, Mama, Sew shop
  • If we get at least 10 entries, I will also give out some half yard cuts of home dec weight fabric as additional prizes (the perfect amount and weight to make another grocery bag!)

TO ENTER, START A NEW THREAD IN THIS CATEGORY BY CLICKING ON "NEW TOPIC." GOOD LUCK!
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?board=246.0


Thanks so much to Sew, Mama, Sew for donating the gift certificates! Be sure to check out their shop!
http://sewmamasew.com/store/index.php


Here are a few Craftster Tutorials for fabric grocery bags, please feel free to leave links to your favorites, or to even create your own tutorial as part of your challenge entry!

BROWN PAPER SHOPPING BAG Provided by HSG
FIVE PIECE GROCERY BAG Provided by hat-and-bag-lady
SINGLET STYLE SHOPPING BAG  Provided by queenofdiy



I encourage you also to check out the challenge details on Sew, Mama, Sew and The Green Bag Lady.

If you want even more Green Grocery Bag Challenge Goodness, they have a Facebook page!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Green-Grocery-Bag-Challenge/107692562629944?v=wall
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010 10:38:00 PM »

I love this idea...its an awesome challenge for this time of year!  I'm still scared of my sewing machine but perhaps this is just the ticket for me Grin
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2010 10:48:12 PM »

Don't be scared of your sewing machine! You can do it! Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2010 11:36:53 PM »

There will be 2 gift cards from Sew Mama Sew? Holy wow awesome!
I am a huge fan of reducing waste, and it seems to me this challenge is going to reduce waste x2. Loving it!
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2010 12:06:23 AM »

Yep! 2 different gift cards, I thought that was super generous and nice of them to donate! And I love the double goodness too!
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« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2010 11:08:06 AM »

The holidays are a nice time to make use of our crafting skills and also to pass the word of being green now and for the new year!

I love Sew, Mama, Sew and am glad that so many people are excited about the challenge!
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« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2010 04:58:24 PM »

What an awesome challenge! If I can find the perfect fabric for my sister I will definitely be participating! I love reusable shopping bags!
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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2010 07:51:51 PM »

What a great challenge, not sure if I'll have time to participate, but I can't wait to see what people come up with. 
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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2010 02:47:42 PM »

Here's some great links to other patterns around the web that Sew, Mama, Sew has collected!

http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=14276
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« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010 05:44:05 AM »

morsbags sociable guerrilla bagging
They encourage you to use what you have instead of buying new fabric.
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