coffee bag pencil jar

After one bag and one basket, there was still a good amount of the lower parts of the Juhla Mokka confetti bags left. A confetti-patterned part of these bags has been cut into this basket.

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The basket consists of two pieces with two corners, each of which has 14 strips, i.e. 28 pieces in total. The strip width is 5,1 cm. The strips have not been specially arranged in certain patterns, but the confetti pattern has been tried to get visible as much as possible. The size of the finished basket is approx. 11 x 7,5 x 7,5 cm.

coffee bag basket from two different coffee bags

Different patterns can be woven out of coffee bags, also by using different colored coffee bags mixed up. This basket uses the silver inner part of Presidentti coffee packets and the red textual part of Juhla Mokka bags.

The strips are woven so that there are always two of the same color next to each other.

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When connecting woven squares, the continuity of the pattern is taken into account on the sides of the basket, but the pattern does not continue perfectly on the bottom because of the corners. The basket consists of eight squares, and each square has six Presidentti coffee bag strips and six Juhla Mokka coffee bag strips. There are a total of 96 strips in the basket, half of which are silver and half red. The parts of the basket are connected with a 1 cm wide gift string and the gift string has also been used to finish the upper edge of the basket. The size of the finished basket is approximately 15x30x15 cm.

red coffee bag basket with tilted square design

The tops of the coffee bags left over from the weaving of the white and black Juhla Mokka basket have been used for this, which are the same color as the back of the package. The gold-colored front part therefore remains inside the basket.

A combination of square weaving and windmill weaving has been used to weave the basket, where the length of the side of the square is half the length of the coffee bag strip. The squares are woven side by side and the basket is formed during the weaving, which is why it is no longer necessary to sew the parts together at the end. Below is a picture of two adjacent squares and a video instruction for basket weaving.

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The height and width of this basket are three squares, and the depth is five squares. 268 strips went into this basket. The size of the basket is approx. 24x24x39 cm. The number of strips can be calculated from the number of squares in the basket, to which the number of strips folded to hide based on the length of the edge is added:

63 (squares) x 4 strips + 16 (edge squares) x 1 strip = 268 strips

coffee bag basket with square weaving

This bag has been waiting to be put together for a long time, because I prefer to keep the squares as squares, rather than ready-made bags, which take up much more space at home. And I only collect the bags when there is a need for it. This bag was given as a gift, so I got rid of a few squares again.

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These squares are woven from old Kulta Katriina coffee bags with a brown background and shiny coffee cups. The almost black squares of the bottom are woven from the bottom edges of coffee bags, which also have a little brown.

I again used black gift ribbon to connect the squares and finished the top edge of the bag with black anorak cord. As a needle, the same old mattress needle with a rounded tip.

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There was enough material left over from the same coffee bags for four squares, where different patterns have been tried out from the coffee saucer. The bottom of the basket has a black square woven from other Kulta Katriina coffee bags.

small basket with fence weaving

This basket consists of 20 coffee bag strips, which you can cut two/coffee bag. So you need a total of 10 coffee bags for the basket. The sides of the basket are made of 16 strips with fence weaving, and the bottom is made of four strips with hook and chain braiding. The size of the strip is 15,3 x 10,7 cm and when folded it is 3,6 cm wide. You can see the instructions in the video:

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The height of the finished basket is 8 cm and the size of the base is 10,5 x 10,5 cm.

blue coffee bag basket

I collected all my blue and partially blue coffee bags from my coffee bag storage for testing the new weaving technique. There were over 100 coffee bags and most of them were even the same width. The old Meiran Reilu coffee bags are a few millimeters narrower, but that didn’t matter in this technique, because the narrower bags can be woven around the top edge of the basket so that the end of the strip remains to be folded over the edge, and does not tighten in the middle when the it is too short.

In this weaving technique, the width of the coffee bag is divided into six parts and squares are woven with eight strips. The ends of the strips, the width of two strips, are left outside the square, which are used to connect the squares. In this basket, the strip width is 7,2 cm and there are a total of 302 strips.

The squares are laid out according to the picture above and the two adjacent squares are connected to each other with two strips that are the same width as the strips in the squares. The ends of the strips connecting the squares are braided together. This creates a woven surface consisting of 4×4 squares, 2×4 squares and 2×2 squares. And between these, a hole pattern is formed, which brings a funny different look to the otherwise usual braided surface.

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This basket consists of 26 woven squares. The bottom of the basket is 2×3 squares and the sides are two squares high. The size of the basket is approximately 30x32x48 cm.

A serrated edge is formed on the upper edge of the basket, which is finished by folding the ends of the strips to hide inside the basket. This technique does not require any kind of sewing or gluing for finishing, but the basket as a whole consists of just coffee bags. Of course, if you want, you can finish the edge of a basket that will be used harder, for example with rivets, so that the ends of the strips do not open. You can see the formation of the corners and the edge in the video below.

basket from leftover coffee bag pieces

In coffee bag weaving, there are often plenty of coffee bag parts left over, if you are weaving patterns that fit only part of the coffee bag. This happens to me, especially with Juhla Mokka coffee bags. A golden coffee cup with a red base is not one of my favorites as a color combination, so the lower parts of the coffee bags often go unused.

Most of the bags and baskets I weave are in some way precisely designed in terms of patterns, but this one is mixed with strips cut from Juhla Mokka coffee bags without a special pattern plan. The basket is woven with a combination of square weaving and windmill weaving. The coffee bags are cut into 5,4 cm wide strips, which are folded into three-layered rings. In the following video you can see instructions for this weaving technique (the basket in the video is woven only from the upper parts of the Juhla Mokka bags and the size of the basket is slightly larger):

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The height of the basket is two squares (16,5 cm), width three squares (24 cm) and depth five squares (40 cm). In total, 204 strips were used to weave the basket, which, if cut from whole coffee packets, would be about 51 coffee packets.

coffee bag basket with zigzag design

Paulig’s Reykjavik and Juhla Mokka coffee packages are combined in this coffee bag basket. Juhla Mokka packages have strips cut from the bottom of the bag, where the back of the package has a monochrome red area. On the other hand, three strips of Reykjavik coffee packets have been randomly cut from each packet, the patterns of which have been arranged when weaving so that neither the white Paulig logo nor the red UTZ logo is visible from the top of the packet.

The width of the strips cut from the coffee packets is 6,8 cm and they are folded into three layers, so the width of the folded strip is 2,3 cm. There are 32 Reykjavik strips in one zigzag layer (11 coffee packets). There are the same 32 pieces of strips cut from Juhla Mokka packets in the zigzag layer and an additional 8 pieces in the bottom square, i.e. a total of 40 pieces (40 coffee packets).

In the video you can watch more detailed instructions for weaving and assembling the basket:

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The height of the finished basket is approx. 17,5 cm and the size of the base is 14 x 14 cm.

small basket with tilted design and holes

This weaving technique combines square weaving and windmill weaving. Woven squares are half the width of a standard woven square. The length left over from the strips is embedded in the adjacent square. The squares are therefore always woven next to each other, so they no longer need to be sewn together at the end as in square weaving. The finished basket therefore contains only one material, and no separate threads or ribbons are needed. At the end, there are strips left to hang on the edge of the woven basket, but they can be finished by e.g. threading them hidden inside the basket. There are definitely neater ways, but this way doesn’t require gluing or sewing.

The width of the strips is slightly wider than in 8×8 square weaving, i.e. 8 strips in a parallel woven square. This is because there is no need to leave extra room for the hinges, but only as much as is needed for weaving or inaccuracy of folding. The strip width in this 15,3 cm wide Presidentti coffee bag is 5,4 cm. About 6 coffee bags are enough for this basket.

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The size of this basket is approx. 9x9x9 cm.

small basket with square ans zigzag weaving

This basket is a combination of square weaving (/square weaving) and one of the applications of zigzag weaving. The picture below shows the formation of the basket from strips cut from coffee bags. The square forms the bottom and part of the sides of the basket. The zigzag forms the rest of the sides of the basket. Folds are marked with a dashed line and the gray lines show the coffee bag strips.

The square base of the basket consists of 12 strips cut from the tops of Juhla Mokka packages. The zigzag consists of 24 black and white strips, which are from the logo of the old Juhla Mokka packages. So there are 36 strips in total. You can see the instructions for basket weaving in the video below.

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The height of the finished basket is 10,5 cm and the size of the base is 7×14 cm.