Paulig City Coffee bags

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.

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.

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.

colorful coffee bag basket

The previous Paulig city coffee project left me a lot of material and resulted in a multicolored combination of text and patterned strips. I ended up weaving an elongated basket out of them that fits even in a bathroom mirror cabinet that the deeper baskets don’t fit.

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The strips were cut into this basket just from the top of the bags side by side, and the layout takes into account that the Paulig logos and barcodes on the back of the bag do not appear outside the basket. The basket consists of three triangles, two corner pieces and one square. The size of the basket is approx. 10,5 x 21 x 10,5 cm. You can watch the construction of the basket in the video:

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.

colorful coffee bag basket

Paulig’s city coffees have recently a new flavor and there are now seven different colored coffee bags. For these, I can see which flavors are most popular among coffee bag collectors, with orange Barcelona and turquoise Havana bags being the least common. And of course the latest green Singapore which I only had one for this project.

Of all the city coffee bags, I used only the monochrome parts of the top edges for this basket, from which I got to weave the colorful checkered squares. I avoided adjacent squares of the same color by weaving strips of the same color in one square in the same direction. For example, in the top square of the following image, yellow, blue, and an orange stripe are woven in one direction and light blue, pink, and turquoise in the other direction.

When the squares were joined, adjacent parts of the same color appeared at the seams, but this resulted in fewer and smaller monochromatic areas than the intersecting strips woven into the squares. I also laid out the squares in the basket a little differently than usual because I wanted the colors on the sides not to form a regular coloring. In the previous image, you can see how the orange and turquoise strips form every other small square on the same line.

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The squares are first joined together side by side and into a ring shape that forms the sides of the basket. Finally, the base is attached to the rim of the basket. A 1 cm wide gift string has been used for connecting the squares. The upper edge of the basket was left unfinished, because in light use the edge does not unravel easily.