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LuckyShopper Bag Instructions

LuckyShopper - Heavy Canvas

This little LuckyShopper is for you!  Once you make the first one, you’ll be able to make them any size.  Use a heavy canvas for a sturdy bag.  Click here to download the pattern.  Happy Sewing!!

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Cornucopia and flyer

The latest BagShare to open is in Northampton at Cornucopia. This is a great health food store located in Thornes Market.

The bags have been mostly sewn by inmates at The Hampshire House of Correction. Volunteers from the BagShare have been volunteering every two weeks at the jail teaching the guys to sew. Their skills have improved. Some of the initial bags were poorly made and we realized that putting the handles on is quite skill intensive. It’s very inspiring for everyone involved.

A plan is in the works to have a show at the jail of creative bags made by inmates, staff and volunteers. I’ll keep you posted on when the show will open!

If you want to sew bags for Cornucopia, Florence Hardware, The Odyssey Bookshop, Coopers Corner or The Creamery you can sew at home and drop them off at any of those places. You can now pick up the tags at Florence Hardware. Please sew them on the front of the bags. Happy sewing!

I’m going to attempt to upload a pdf of a flyer. If this works please print jailflyer2 it out and post .



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Depressing,but effective picture

Hello out there,

This picture works wonders if you are trying to convince a store owner or friend to stop using plastic bag

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Florence Hardware rocks!

Florence Hardware will be going bag free starting on Earth Day.

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Florence Baggsmatter

That’s right Florence, Bags Matter! Monday, bag stitchers gathered at LuckyStitches and with yummy food, donated fabric and sewing machines, more bags were sewn for the cause.

Our fearless leader:
Bag Sew

The night’s Mascot:
Bag Sew

The smallest bag:
Bag Sew - The Smallest Bag...

Click here to see more photos.

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Get ready…Get set….SHARE BAGS FLORENCE!!!

LuckyStitches - Bag Sew

That’s right, starting November 19, 2007 – this Monday, shoppers at Cooper’s Corner’s, Florence Hardware and Leather & Lace will be able to participate in The Bag Share. Stitchers in the community have been busy sewing bags just for this lovely occasion. Want to help celebrate?

Come to the Sew-A-Bration. All are invited, it’s free! Please bring a dish/beverage to share. Here are the details:

Florence Bag Share Sew-A-Bration

  • Where: LuckyStitches – Brassworks Building, 132 Main Street, Haydenville, MA 413.695.3092 (park in the small parking lot closest to Northampton. Look for the Steenburgh Realty sign, you must enter through the front doors. LuckyStitches is on the 2nd floor.
  • When: Monday, November 19, 2007 6PM-8:30PM
  • Bring: Sewing Machines (if you have one), Fabric is available, donations are always welcome. A dish/beverage to share
  • What: We’ll be Sewing and Celebrating (Sew-A-Bration). Make more bags to donate to the cause. Eat good food, enjoy your friends and make new ones.

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