Before science was invented, going green used to mean chugging a 2-liter bottle of broccoli juice and then spinning around a baseball bat for 30 seconds: for $17, you get an eco-bag-building class at Zoe's Trunk in Chandler (a $35 value). Currently classes are being offered on Monday, April 25, at 10 a.m.; Thursday, May 5, at 6 p.m.; and Saturday, May 7, at 1 p.m. Additional classes will be added according to demand.
Zoe's Trunk fosters a love of fabric and sewing through scores of quilting and textile supplies, creative classes, and a skilled stitching staff keen on sharing their craft. The two-hour eco-bag-building class welcomes six seamsters of all experience levels to create reusable bags ideal for toting groceries, beach toys, or buffalo nickels (an $18 value). Each participant gets a kit including pre-cut vinyl mesh for the bag’s body and a choice of colorful fabrics for the trim (a $17 value), which are assembled under the instructor’s guidance. Students should bring their own thread and a sewing machine, though Zoe's Trunk also has three machines available for participants.