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30-minute bento bag tutorial

This bento bag tutorial needs to be shared. I use it for bulk shopping, gift wrapping, a lunch box, and even a camera bag. Best of all, it's simple enough that even a dysfunctional seamstress like myself can whip one up in just about 230 minutes. Caveat: while you can hand-sew this, it would take significantly longer than 30 minutes. I purchased an open but unused second-hand Brother JX 2517 several months ago and it's been a huge help in all the bulk bag making and clothing repairs I'd been putting off for ages. If it's in your budget and would be something you'd use, a sewing machine can be a powerful tool in your zero waste journey! (more…)

By Polly, ago
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Easy consumable zero waste gifts

Whether you like it or not, ’tis the season for exchanging gifts with friends and family. Rather than impulse/panic buying something silly that they neither want or need at the last minute, consider the slightly more thoughtful DIY route. Even better, create consumable zero waste gifts tailored to their tastes Read more…

By Polly, ago