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BFTP Making DIY Gift Bags @ Ivana Helsinki 12/20

Join us from 6 to 9pm on December 20th at the Ivana Helsinki Concept Store to sew draw string bags from beautiful Ivana Helsinki fabrics for a last minute gift, as clever gift wrapping, or to carry your gorgeous Ivana Helsinki present to yourself! Ivana Helsinki is an independent art, fashion & cinema brand, delicately mixing Slavic […]
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Join BFTP @ Etsy Labs, July 17th, 5 to 8pm

Join us on July 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. for a night of machine sewing and crocheting at the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn. Choose one of two projects and leave with the perfect reusable tote.  Bags for the people will be teaching how to sew our signature draw-string market bags and Clair of Montclair […]
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BFTP @ Brooklyn Skillshare Building Community Alternatives to Capitalism! May 1

Bags for the People will be participating in the Brooklyn Skillshare Community Alternatives to Capitalism at LaunchPad(721 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238) in Crown Heights.  This is a Mutual Aid Help on May Day:  A day without the 99% in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street. While you don’t have to have an opinion on the movement, you can still come out and […]
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BFTP @ SPACECRAFT, 9/25

Hurricane Irene put a damper on our last workshop, but theres no excuse this coming Sunday, 9/25, to make some reusable bags at SPACECRAFT from 2 to 5 pm.  Don’t know how to sew? Fear not, BFTP will teach you.  And, if you have time after making that beautiful bag for yourself, you can make one […]
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BFTP @ SPACECRAFT Sunday, 8/28

Plastic bags are on their way out!  The wave of plastic bag bans is sweeping the nation, but New York City has yet to act… so lets give this great city a boost and make some reusable bags at SPACECRAFT Sunday, 8/28, from 2 to 5 pm.  Don’t know how to sew? Fear not, BFTP […]
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BFTP @ Etsy Labs, Monday 8/22

As more stores embrace waste reduction by eliminating plastic bags, it’s time to start your own collection of cloth carriers. Thankfully, we are back at Etsy Labsto host a Craft Night of useful totes. Come learn to sew your very own bag and sew a bag to be given out at the Union Square green market. If […]
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BFTP @ SPACECRAFT Sunday, 6/26, from 2 to 5pm

Come to SPACECRAFT Sunday, June 26th, from 2 to 5pm and learn to sew with Bags for the People!  Make a bag for yourself(we’ll teach you how to make our signature draw-string bag) and one for the patrons of SPACECRAFT(to help keep the shop disposable bag free)! BFTP @ SPACECRAFT Sunday, June 26, 2 to […]
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BFTP @ Etsy Labs Craft Night, June 6 from 4:15 to 6pm & 6:15 to 8pm

Join Bags for the People at the Etsy Labs Craft Night, Monday, June 6th for two sessions of bag making from 4:15 to 6pm and 6:15 to 8pm.  We will be teaching how to make the Bags for the People Draw String Tote out of donated materials.  Make a bag for yourself and make one […]
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BFTP @ SPACECRAFT, BK: Sunday 5/22 from 2 to 5pm

Bags for the People will be at SPACECRAFT(www.spacecraftbrooklyn.com) teaching how to turn old clothes and fabrics into reusable bags! Bring an old article of clothing or some scrap fabric lying in your closet and we’ll help you to create a funky, personalized bag to use as your grocery getter or man/woman purse! BFTP @ SPACECRAFT, […]
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Make an Umbrella Bag with Nora Killoran of BFTP

Learn how to make a bag out of your old broken umbrella, or someone elses’ old broken umbrella you found on the street! Bring your own broken umbrella that you’d like to make into a bag, or broken umbrellas will be provided. This workshop will teach you to look at waste and recycling in a […]
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