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We launched the Madison chapter of the Boomerang Bags on Earth Day 2019. 

Instructions for sewing a bag here  

Six sewists met at the Electric Needle to discuss what we can do to increase the discussion around single use plastic and to create items with textiles that would otherwise have gone to the landfill that are multi-use alternatives to the common plastic bag. 

I have chosen to start this chapter because I felt like there would be like minded people in the Madison Area who would like to work together to make a difference. I hope that our chapter helps to build community as well as diverting textiles from the landfill and at the same time reducing the use of single use plastic.

Join us for our events - we will be prepping materials and stitching bags:

We have identified that we need volunteers to: 

  • Cut and press textiles for bag production - do you enjoy measuring or ironing?
  • Stitch bags - do you enjoy sewing?
  • Share bags within the community and start the conversation about single use plastic - do you enjoy giving?
The Electric Needle is committed to supporting the Madison Boomerang Bag group by: 

  • Being a drop off location for textile and monetary donations
  • Making space available for storing textiles 
  • Making creative space available for project meet ups - planning meetings, prep and sewing spaces.
  • Hosting this webpage
  • Distributing bags 
  • Using wholesale purchasing to make donations go further for thread, needles and other items as the group sees fit. 

To contact us, please call The Electric Needle at 608-422-5449 or email us at

Thank you for your time and interest. We hope to see you there.

Tuesday - Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday & Monday CLOSED

 call 608-422-5449 text 608 831 3770

4281 West Beltline Hwy
       Madison, WI 53711