Juhla Mokka bags

Kolme pientä eri mallista kahvipussikoria Juhla Mokka pusseista punottuna

small red baskets

Pienten Juhla Mokka kahvipussikorien kappaleet.

Of the previous Juhla Mokka bags, there were all the top edges of the coffee bags left. Some of the remaining pieces were enough for 6,8 cm strips, but the torn bags I had to cut strips 5,1 cm wide and weaved 6×8 and 8×8 squares and corner pieces.

In addition to the left over pieces, I cut strips from Juhla Mokka 100 g serving bags, of which I weaved 6×6 rectangular squares. This basket is based on a 6×6 square woven from Juhla Mokka bags. The sides consist of horizontal strips of 5 cm wide three-fold folded and vertical strips of 6,8 cm wide three-fold folded from the smaller sachets.

Juhla Mokka kahvipusseista ja pienemmistä annospusseista koria varten punotut ruudut.
Kolme pientä eri mallista kahvipussikoria Juhla Mokka pusseista punottuna

The end result is a high basket combined of two two-cornered pieces to store pens, for example. The second basket is long and narrow and stacked from two identical two-corner pieces and two 6×8 squares. The third basket is a combination of large and small Juhla Mokka bags slightly lower than a cube basket.

juhla mokka bags

Again, so many old Juhla Mokka bags had accumulated in my stash that it was good time to weave a couple of Juhla Mokka bags again. The small cube baskets are well suited for storing coffee bags and all the 168 bags you need for the bags were packed on this one.

First, I cut black and white strips from the coffee bags. For the second strip, I wanted to try new patterns and cut them below the black and white strips. I braided the strips so that the center of the coffee cup remains visible and the coffee cups of the four strips form one cluster. This resulted in four different options, from which I chose the model in the upper right corner, where the foam in the coffee forms a light dot in the coffee cup pattern.

I also tried different patterns on the black and white strips, but it’s harder to see the differences from them, so I used all the different variations on the same bag.

I placed the coffee cup patterns on the bag so that they run as diagonal stripes on the sides of the bag. It was not possible to continue the stripes seamlessly at the bottom of the bag, but this way the patterns do not hit side by side and are always the most angular.

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I tested a different type of joining of squares in these bags. I usually connected the squares of the black and white bag from the hinges first and pulled the strips from the top of the square in front of the hinges. Here are pictures before and after joining from the same point. By comparing the same points on the strips, you can see how much the pattern moved when the squares were joined. An example is the point circled in yellow.

In the second bag, I sewed the hinges normally, after which I pulled the strip I wanted from the inside of the bag onto the hinge and pulled the space left under the square outside the bag on the hinge. This avoided spinning the strips in the finished bag, which is quite challenging.

I always finish the top of the bag with a string, which I tie and thread inside the bag into the first couple of strips. This makes it easy to remove the cord if you need to hang reflectors or other decorations on the edge of the bag, for example.

Lastly, I threaded the blue ribbon outside the bag and sew the ends of the ribbon.

basket made from small coffee bags with windmill weaving

Juhla Mokka serving bags are smaller in width and are well suited for windmill weaving. These bags with golden tops are from 2004-2006. The width of the bags is 12 cm.

In windmill weaving, there are four strips for one width of the coffee bag, which means that the strip to be cut according to the calculation formula in the lower picture is 8,5 cm wide. The folded strip is about 2,9 cm wide. Some of the bags had been cut open a little lower, making the top edges uneven. However, this does not hurt, as long as the uneven strip width is taken into account in the folding.

Folding these narrower bags is a bit challenging, but looking at the patterns on the bag, the fold lines are easy to define fairly accurately. In these strips, the pattern is determined by the fact that the upper edge of the strip is cut from the upper edge of the “paahtoastemittari” mark on the back of the bag.

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The strips are woven so that in one windmill all strips have the same end of the strip. This is, of course, impossible in forming the corners, but the windmills containing the different ends of the strips are hidden at the bottom of the basket.

In the video you can see the weaving of the basket. The size of the finished basket is about 21 x 20 x 28 cm and 115 coffee bags went into this basket.

black and white envelope purse

I decided to try a weave a small envelope from coffee bags and use the black and white Juhla Mokka squares waiting for it. An envelope needs one square, one triangle, and two corner pieces. There are six strips in one corner, so I got to convert one finished square into two corners.

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The challenge in weaving a triangle is to design the pattern as the strips are turned in the middle of the weaving. For Juhla Mokka bags, this will not work if the goal is a black and white triangle. There would be one red spot on the edge of the triangle. As a solution to this problem, coffee bag strips have been chosen instead, which are almost completely black and thus well suited for weaving a black triangle. After all, that triangle doesn’t show much under the flap of the envelope and brings even a nice detail as a black stripe to the edge of the flap.

The corner pieces from Juhla Mokka bags can be woven in black and white and two corners are needed for this envelope. The pieces are connected in the usual way with a gift string. The edge of the envelope flap is finished with black cord, which is also threaded through the long edge of the triangle. This prevents the edge from coming loose.

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A magnetic clip has been added to the flap to close the envelope. The half of the magnetic clip on the flap is attached through the innermost strip, so that the fastener is not visible outside the flap. Holes for magnets can be easily made with sharp-edged scissors, as long as they do not become too large.

juhla mokka coffee bag basket with tilted square design

After several baskets and bags of white and black Juhla Mokka, there was quite a lot left overs from the coffee bags. From the lower parts of these bags, I created a low storage basket for my hat shelf, where the hats and gloves are easily buried behind other stuff and it is difficult to find what I’m looking for.

The strip width of these Juhla Mokka bags is 5,4 cm, which when folded is 1,8 cm. The patterns are arranged as a windmill pattern.

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In this weaving technique, the arrangement of the patterns is easy when the squares are not sewn, which makes the strips easily move to the wrong position a couple of millimetres.

Small holes are formed in the basket, but it doesn’t matter with the storage of mittens and hats. It may be a good idea to get some ventilation after use.

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There were 242 strips in this basket. The number of strips can be calculated from the number of squares in the basket, plus the number of strips folded on the upper edge:

56 (squares) x 4 strips + 18 (edge squares) x 1 strip = 242 strips

Four strips could have been cut from one intact coffee package. That is, if weaving a particular pattern is not of interest or monochrome coffee packages are used, then 61 intact coffee packages should suffice for this basket. The dimensions of the finished basket are approx. 17 x 32 x 39 cm.

Ketjukuvioinen Juhla Mokka kahvipussikori.

experimenting with corner pieces

Ketjukuvioiset kappaleet ketjukuvioista koria varten.

There have been so many samples of square weaving in this website project that I wanted to make baskets for storage that are easy to browse. Baskets with the height of a half-square can be woven using corner pieces, and in addition, traditional squares have been used here to make the basket elongated and to hold more squares in it. Juhla Mokka was chosen as the material for the baskets, because I have already made enough bags from it. The first basket was made of chain-patterned Juhla Mokka squares.

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The corner pieces are connected in the same way as the squares. In this basket, the hinges are only in the middle of the flat surfaces of the basket and it is easier to cover them. The corners also become smoother when they have no knots or other seams on them. The chain pattern continues nicely around the entire basket and the basket is solid red on the inside and bottom.

Ketjukuvioinen Juhla Mokka kahvipussikori.
Juhla Mokka kahvipusseista valmistettuja ruutuja ja kulmia korin valmistamista varten.

The second basket came with 8×8 corner pieces and 6×8 squares in the middle. Juhla Mokka bags always leave much narrower strips from the bottom and the top parts of the bags due to the tearing of the edges, so now I was able to use them as well.

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The different widths look nice in the basket, but don’t stand out too much. There are also different shades of red in the basket, because the strips are cut from Juhla Mokka bags in different places and the same strip may already have different shades.

Juhla Mokka kahvipusseista valmistettu matala pitkulainen kori.
Punottuja ruutuja ruutupunonnalla valmistetuissa koreissa.

One basket can hold about 40 squares and the examples of the coffee bags that have been used for the weaving.

large white and black coffee bag basket

These older Juhla Mokka coffee bags are one of my all time favorite, because of the alignment of the white parts of the logos on the bag. In the newer Juhla Mokka bags the logos are not aligned with each other, so it is impossible to weave this type of white and black design. There are 156 strips in the basket that have been cut one/coffee bag. The rest of the coffee bag material is enough for couple of other projects.

This basket consists of nine squares, five triangles and two corner pieces. You can see how the weaving technique of the triangle effects on the design the way that not all the parts of the triangle are white based. Luckily only one little triangle is showing red on each woven triangle so it doesn’t effect the whole design that much.

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The pieces are joined wit 1 cm wide gift string. See the whole making of the basket on the video below:

As you can see there are few red parts on the edge of the basket, but it is quite unnoticeable, because the inside of the basket is the same color.

juhla mokka organic basket

These Juhla Mokka organic coffee bags are narrower than other Juhla Mokka bags, have a matte finish and are incorporated into burlap patterns. So using these with regular Juhla Mokka bags would be a bit challenging, so I made a small basket which consists of 10 coffee bags. The width of the coffee bags is about 14,5 cm and the strips used in the weaving are 6,5 cm wide. The folded strip is thus 1 mm narrower than the usual Juhla Mokka bags when weaving.

This small basket consists of two corner pieces and two triangles. The pattern of the basket are designed so that in addition to the background color / pattern of the coffee bag, golden and black text and a golden coffee cup are visible on the outside. All green, white and logos are omitted from the inside of the basket.

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The four parts of the basket are joined with a gift ribbon and a gift ribbon is also threaded on the top of the basket for reinforcement. The size of the finished basket is about 10 x 10 x 10 cm.

baskets with four corner pieces

Four corner pieces form a small square-based basket. The width and depth of the basket are the length of the coffee bag width, height is half of the coffee bag width.

The three corners of the first basket are woven from the silver-colored insides of the Presidentti coffee bags. The fourth corner is woven from Juhla Mokka dark roast from the tops of the coffee bags with a wide black stripe on a brown background and thin metallic red stripes.

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The second basket is woven from 5.1 cm wide Juhla Mokka strips. With these narrower strips, the basket feels a little more upright. The third coffee bag basket is woven from strips of Presidentti bags of different widths. The widths of the strips are 5,1 cm; 6,8 cm and 9 cm. There are three widths in each one of the corner pieces.

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The parts of the baskets are connected by a gift string, which has also been used to finish the top edges of the baskets.

zigzag and two triangles on a basket

As a result of a weaving experiment, a small basket was created, in which the bottom consists of a zigzag-woven piece of Juhla Mokka coffee bags and the top of two woven triangles of Presidentti coffee bags. There are square holes left on two sides of the basket. The upper edge of the basket is reinforced with metal wire to keep it in shape. The dimensions of the basket are approx. 11x11x16 cm.

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