coffee bag basket

long basket from coffee bags

The cheerful yellow color of the Brazil coffee packets is a wonderful change to all the red and brown coffee packets. The middle part of the package is used for this basket, with black text and patterns on the back.

In the video you can see the cutting of the strips and the weaving of the square:

This basket consists of two 8×8 squares and two two corner pieces. The total amount of strips used for this basket is 60. The two corner pieces are at the ends of the oblong basket and the squares are in the middle. The seams in the basket hit the middle of the bottom along the entire length and vertically at both ends of the basket on the larger sides of the basket.

The pieces are connected with a black gift string, which has also been used to finish the edge hinges. The size of the basket is 11,5×7,5×22,5cm.

small coffee bag basket from corner pieces and triangles

Light blue Reykjavik and pink Sydney coffee packets have been used for this basket. The material is bags left over from a multi-colored cube basket, from which the mono-colored parts of the upper parts have been used.

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Triangles and corner pieces are woven from coffee bags by mixing strips of two different colors.

This small basket consists of two corner pieces and two triangles. The four parts of the basket are connected with a gift ribbon and a gift ribbon is also strung on the upper edge of the basket as reinforcement. The size of the basket is approximately 10,5 x 10,5 x 10,5 cm.

combination of different size bags

Square weaving can be used not only for squares but also for weaving other rectangles. In square weaving, the length of the side of the woven square is determined by the width of the material used (in coffee bag weaving, the coffee bag). If two bags of different widths are combined in the same square, then the width and height of the square will be of different dimensions. In this project, you can see how two different bags can be combined in the same basket.

The basket consists of two squares and three other rectangles. Juhla Mokka 500 g and 100 g coffee bags from 2004 have been used as material. The width of the larger one is a good 15 cm and the smaller one is about 12 cm. The width of the strips to be cut is determined by folding the paper, and the same instruction applies to most coffee bags of different widths. However, you must always take into account the number of strips to be woven, the width and hardness of the material used, and your own folding style (with smaller folds, the strips remain wider). The basket took 6×3=18 large coffee bags and 8×3+12×2=48 small bags. The strips have been cut 1/bag, but you can of course get more strips from one coffee bag, if it fits your pattern plan.

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The size of the finished basket is approximately 12 x 12 x 15 cm.

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.