Make 2: Take 1 | Tote Bag Sewing Day!

The main event at our July volunteer day session will be sewing totes bags using upholstery fabric we rescued from the Montgomery County Materials Reuse Facility (McMRF).

There were thousands of yards of upholstery fabric donated to McMRF by a retiring upholsterer. To keep this perfectly usable fabric from the waste stream, we rescued hundreds of yards.
The McMRF facility is open only for non-profits (and teachers). They divert usable items from the waste stream and give the materials and goods to non-profits to utilize in fulfilling their missions.
We not only found lots of lovely (and some really hideously outdated!) upholstery fabric, we were also lucky to score these awesome storage tubes!

At our July 12th volunteer day, we will walk you through the steps to create a finished and crafted tote bag for stocking the Dayton Sewing Collaborative booth at the upcoming 3rd Sundays at Front Street (July 16th). Proceeds help fund our Dayton Train 2 Sew programming.

This is a Make 2 : Take 1 event!
Make at least one tote of sellable quality and you are welcome and encouraged to also make one for yourself to take home!

It will help greatly if you already know how to sew, yet we welcome anyone who is interested in helping, to join us!

We have space for up to 12 volunteers for this event. 

Reserve your seat here.


(Special thanks to our volunteer Carole C. who designed the totes and made the prototypes and first products for this fundraising project!)