tutorial for weaving a bag from coffee bags
I got a wish for a coffee bag that would have the year 1929 visible on the design. These coffee packets are almost completely different shades of red with golden patterns and texts. The only parts that do not belong to this color scheme are the Juhla Mokka and Jubileums Mocca logos on the sides of the package and the barcode on the back.
I didn’t find this particular year part of the coffee packet pattern particularly interesting and I couldn’t come up with a nice pattern for it, so I decided to weave by mixing strips cut from these coffee packets together without a regular pattern. I also decided to keep the upper parts of the packages, in case there was enough material above the P logo to use it in another weaving project. I also paid attention to hiding the white logo, so that the finished bag does not show bright white patterns, but the colors stay in red and gold.
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The bag consists of 14 woven squares, each with 12 strips (168 pieces in total). The width of one strip is 7 cm and 2-3 strips are cut from one coffee packet. I bought a new burgundy ribbon (from Ompelijamaailma) for this bag, which I hope will be used for other coffee bag bags in the future. The squares are connected to each other with a black 1 cm wide plastic curling gift ribbon and the upper edge of the bag is finished with 4 mm black polyester anorak cord (also from Ompelijamaailma). You can see the complete weaving instructions in the video (my most viewed video in Youtube):
The size of the bag is 30 x 30 x 15 cm.