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by Kitty Goodall (subscribe)
I love the arts and creativity. My early career was in teaching, writing, producing and directing for film, theatre, comedy and improv shows. Now I'm a professional creative content producer, mostly on digital platforms.
Published May 27th 2015
A Crafty Way to Have Fun
sewing, sew, bento, bag, craft, workshop, nest, everton, park
Make Your Own Bento Bag

Some crafts aren't just super fun, they're also great for the environment, and the Make a Bento Bag class is a great example of chic enviro-craft. If you adore craft projects, book in to join this class on Wednesday, 16th June from 6.30pm - 9.30pm, and you'll be walking away with your own completed bag at the end.

The class takes place in Everton Park and is great for beginners and experienced crafters alike. The tutor will take you step by step through making one of your own versatile Bento bags that they say are, "A perfect size for taking to the beach, picnic, and a style that can be easily folded and kept in your handbag, ready for the markets."

You won't need to bring a thing to the workshop, as everything you need will be supplied and included as part of the $45 cost. The kits will be available in a variety of colourful batik prints, so you can choose your favourite.

The term Bento comes from the Japanese and refers to a single serving package of a meal. Bento bags have become popular for their practicality and variety of uses.

The class is run by a community group called The Nest. Their website says, "At The Nest we help women and children who want to be part of a supportive, nurturing community by providing free and low-cost workshops, events, social groups and supportive services. We believe opportunities to learn, connect and create should be accessible to women and children of all backgrounds."

"When you book into a workshop or social group at The Nest," they add, "You are not just purchasing a creative experience for yourself, but you are also contributing significantly towards making The Nest activities accessible to those women and children less fortunate."

You can book now for this fun class or one of the others, such as Mandala Stone Painting, Polymer Clay Beads, Macrame for Beginners, and more via the group's website.

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Why? Enjoy a Fun and Practical Craft
When: Wednesday 16th June, 6.30pm - 9.30pm
Phone: Please contact The Nest via their website
Where: The Nest Community, 720 South Pine Rd, Everton Park
Cost: $45
Your Comment
Hi thanks for your question! You can see a photo of the finished product here when you click on the Workshops link. The classes do allow you to choose your favourite colour fabric, which is nice if you are trying to match the bag to other accessories.
by Kitty Goodall (score: 2|542) 2011 days ago
Hi Kiesten, these sound interesting but what does the finished product look like? I did an article on The Nest when they first started - love what they are doing!
by Sandy Ludinski (score: 2|348) 2011 days ago
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