Paulig’s Presidentti coffee packets have nice colors and patterns, but unfortunately the coffee packets consist of two plastic layers, of which the top colorful layer is thin and rustling and not a particularly attractive material for weaving. The first challenge arises when cutting the strips, when the layers detached from anywhere other than the back seam may not necessarily stay on top of each other in the front of the bag. Another challenge comes in folding the strips for the same reason. Folding two layers is also heavier than one. The strips may also become too wide more easily. In addition, when weaving, the double-layered material is slightly stiffer.
I once made a green bag from Presidentti coffee bags, but after that always peeled off the rustling layer. Now, however, I dared to try using a double-layer coffee bag when I received these red Presidentti Ruby coffee bags.
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I made red Ruby and the inside of silver-colored Presidentti coffee packets into a checkered basket. The sides of the basket are woven vertically with silver strips and horizontally with red strips. The base of the basket is completely silver. The basket contains four squares and four corner pieces, which are connected with a curling ribbon. The height of the basket is 22,5 cm and the base of the basket is 15 x 15 cm. You need 36 red strips (6,8 cm wide) and 48 silver strips (also 6,8 cm wide).