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Sewing for change volunteers making re-bags to support a plastic bag ban.

Sewing for Change is a group of activists working to replace single use plastic bags by sewing reusable cloth shopping bags to give away for free. Read more

We started in February, 2019 when Middlebury, Vermont was considering the passage of an ordinance banning single-use plastic bags. Read more…

Get the Pattern

Use leftover fabric and adapt this simple pattern to replace single use plastic bags. Then give them away! Read more…

Organize a Group

A man and woman talking while they sew on machines side by side with fabric handles and notions in the foreground..

Invite sewers and learners to meet and plan at your house. Find an empty storefront and host pop-ups to build community. Read more…

Get Creative! Other Alternatives to Plastic

• Use waxed paper sandwich bags from grocery store • Try net bags for veggies, and fruit • Buy glass jars, canning jars at most grocery, hardware, and farm supply stores, tag sale • Find everything for off the grid living at Lehmans.com • Try waxed cloth food wrap from beeswrap.com or at their factory in Middlebury, Vermont. Get creative! Read our blog…

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