Rags 2 Bags

Want to help reduce the use of plastic shopping bags?  

Join our Rags2Bags team! 

Our focus is to reduce the use of plastic bags by educating the public about the environmental consequences of single-use plastic bags.  

We do that by making and giving away shopping bags that we make ourselves from donated fabric.  This one-on-one approach is a great way to educate and inspire people to change behaviors.

You can access the directions HERE

These bags have always been FREE and anyone can have them. Isn't that wonderful?

You're invited to join the group for good company and the chance to become part of this fun and funky reusable bag movement. If you're a novice, you’ll easily learn how to sew a basic fabric bag with braided handles (the hallmark of these bags). If you're an experienced sewer you can jump right into bag production.

When and Where?

We generally meet on Thursday afternoons, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (except holidays).  Take a look at our calendar to find the next date and location or contact Peggy Sanford and our Rags2Bags team at r2b@sustainabletallahassee.org.  Peggy is our program chair and Sustainable Tallahassee's past president.

We invite you to come as often and whenever you can!


Our fun and accomplishments!

We are making bags again!!

In 2020, Rags2Bags made reusable bags to reusable cloth face masks to meet the sudden and overwhelming need caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Rags2Bags volunteers created and distributed over 15,000 reusable face masks to the community, resulting in Rags2Bags Chair, Peggy Sanford, receiving recognition as the first ever Leon County Volunteer Champion

In 2016 and 2017 we made and gave away over 5,000 bags. Check out these links for how we did it:

"Greening Our Community – Slowing the Tide of Plastic Bags"

"Greening the 2016 LeMoyne Chain of Parks Art Festival"

Donations Please!

You can help Rags2Bags by donating bag-appropriate fabric. The team is also periodically in need of donations of sewing machines, thread, and sergers. 

Drop-off locations are included on our meeting dates on our calendar.  Donations that are dropped off should be clearly designated as being for R2B to avoid being mixed in with other donations being given to these entities.


Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle!

Our Rags2Bags program is an important initiative in our reduce single-use plastic consumption.  If you're interested in more about these, consider joining our Everyday Sustainability Committee, where we collaborate on how to address local challenges to the throw-aways of our society.  Click HERE for more information on how to get involved.


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