Brazil bags

yellow coffee bag bag

Paulig’s coffee package selection includes two different colors of yellow that I decided to combine into one bag. The material in the coffee packs has a matte finish and is sure to get dirty much faster than a glossy finish, but you have to be careful where to store it.

Top parts of 83 Paulig New York coffee packages and 85 yellow Brazil coffee bags have been used for this bag. I would have used 84 and 84, but I had too few New York bags. The strips cut from the coffee bags are 6,8 cm wide and are folded in triplicate, making the folded strip about 2,3 cm wide. The folds of the package remain visible on the strips at the top edges, giving it more texture to the surface of the solid weave.

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The two-color squares can be arranged nicely in the bag so that the light and dark parts vary on the surface in every other small square in the weave. However, the corners of the bottom confuse the pattern a bit and at the ends of the bottom of the bag, squares of the same color hit each other. This, of course, is not seen when using a bag.

In the video you can see instructions on how to make the whole bag:

The squares of the bag are joined with a white gift ribbon, the top edge is finished with black anorak strings and the handles are made of 2 cm wide purple ribbon. The size of the bag is approx. 30 x 30 x 15 cm.

yellow basket from brazil coffee bags

The yellow Paulig Brazil coffee bags make a wonderfully lively yellow material for coffee bag weaving. In this basket, the middle part of the bag is used and the back part of the coffee package containing the black text is visible on the outside of the strips. The basket consists of four squares, three triangles and two corner pieces. This gives flexibility to the shape and size of the basket compared to a basket made from only squares.

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The upper edge of the basket consists of three triangles, the sides and part of the bottom consist of squares. The two corner pieces form the corners of two adjacent sides. The other two corners are formed by the intersection of the angles of the three pieces.

The corner of the basket formed by the corner piece is clearly the nicest looking when viewed close to the corner formed by the seam of the pieces. However, it is impossible to make a basket of this shape so that each corner has its own corner piece, so the different sides of the basket are necessarily different. However, the difference of the sides in the basket doesn’t interfere with use.

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The pieces of the basket are joined using a gift string and the gift string is also threaded to the top of the basket so that the edges of the triangles don’t come loose or loosen. The dimensions of the finished basket are about 21x21x11 cm.