A local group called Bag It Duluth is organizing individuals and groups to help minimize the use of plastic bags in Duluth. We have all seen the fabric shopping bags at stores or many people will even bring their own. Well thanks to this group you will be able to get a reusable fabric bag for free while supplies last.

Now until April 17 Bag It Duluth is collecting thread and fabric donations that will be used to make the bags.The following is a list off drop off sites: Chester Creek Cafe, Whole Foods Co-op, Joann Fabric, Duluth Grill, Duluth Folk School, McTavish Quilting Studio, Adeline, Inc., and Hannah Johnson Fabrics & Sewing Studio.

April 20th will be the official Bag-a-thon which is when the bags will be made. The sewing event will be on Earth Day and they are hoping to produce reusable bags to be given away at grocery stores and around the community at a later date! Fabric and thread will be provided for those who would like to participate, most places have spare sewing machines, however, if you have your own equipment that would be very helpful! If you choose to make bags on your own that you would like to donate please drop them off at McTavish Quilting 1831 E. 8th Street in Duluth. For the list of sewing sites and times CLICK HERE.