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kulta katriina coffee bag basket

Kulta Katriina coffee bags have had different coffee cup patterns over the years and two different ones have been combined in this basket. Of these, the older ones (on the right with brown backgrounds) are from 2007-2008 and the newer ones from 2012-2014.

Two squares of the basket are woven from brown coffee bags on the right, joining strips cut from different parts of the bag. The other six squares are woven from the black and yellow coffee bags on the left. There are two squares of each design woven with different patterns. Each side of the basket has different patterns and the bottom contains two different patterns. Instructions for cutting into squares can be found in the weaving patterns.

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blue saludo coffee bags

You can find a wide variety of treasures from those who have been collecting coffee bags for years, such as these old Saludo coffee bags from years 2012-2013. Two of these woven bags (one is just finished and the other will come later) hold 96 of these coffee bags.

Three strips of 6,8 cm wide and one strip of 5,1 cm wide have been cut from one coffee bag. One bag consists of 6×6 woven squares, eight of which are strips containing bright blue cut from the bottom of the coffee bag (pictured in the top row right and bottom row left). The remaining six squares of the bag are woven from the monochrome dark blue parts of the top edges of the coffee bags.

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The blue and white bag consists of two different strip widths. Four of the squares are 6×6 squares, two are 8×8 squares, and the remaining eight are 6×8 squares. The bag is designed so that wider strips run vertically on the wider sides and narrower strips on the narrow sides. A 2 cm wide strap that can run in a 2,3 cm wide alley is well suited as a carrying strap to be threaded on such wide sides. Of the horizontal strips, the top of the bag is narrow strips and the bottom is wide strips.

Of these Saludo coffee bags, 24 dark blue strips remained from the top of the bag, some of which were torn when opened. The squares are sewn together with a 1 cm wide plastic gift string. The upper edges of the bags are finished with 4 mm polyester anorak cord and a blue ribbon is threaded into the blue-white bag as a carrying strap.

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blue coffee bag weaving

Saludo kassien tarvikkeet: punotut ruudut, lahjanaru, nyöri ja t-nauha.

Saludo coffee bags are wonderfully blue. Too bad it is drunk so little that blue bags rarely come from coffee bag recyclers. However, I got enough of different Saludo coffee bags to be able to make a completely blue bag and another blue and white bag from the middle of the bags.

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The all-blue bag is woven from 6×6 squares, but in the blue-and-white bag I also had to use narrower strips, so there are also six 6×8 squares among the 6×6 squares. The narrower strips run around the bag in the lower row of squares.

Tekstillisen Saludo kassin ruudut aseteltuna yhdistämistä varten.
Saludo kahvipusseista punottujen ruutujen yhdistäminen kahvipussikassiksi.

The blue bag has a lot of different shades that Saludo bags have had over the years. Some even look black. I always sew the bags in the same way in long pieces so that there is as little to finish at the end as possible. The seams could definitely be combined into even longer sections, but I find it easier to connect the squares in straight lines so there will be less problems with the corners.

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After joining the squares, I threaded an anorak cord into the top of the bag and a 2 cm blue ribbon for carrying handles.

Saludo kahvipusseista valmistetut kahvipussikassit
Saludo korin puolikas

Of the Saludo strips, there were still narrow strips left enough for a small basket. 14 such strips go into a half-basket, ie there are a total of 28 strips in the basket. The strips are 5.1 cm wide. The halves of the basket are made by weaving two corners of the square at one end. Instructions for weaving corners can be found in square weaving applications.

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The two halves of the basket are combined into a high basket, which works well as a pen jar or a toothbrush basket, for example. The same pieces could also have been made into a long low basket by joining them from different edges.

Pieni Saludo kori

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confetti coffee bag bag

The special bags for Juhla Mokka coffee in 2017 were Finland 100 years themed festive confetti-patterned coffee bags. There is plenty of pattern at the top of these bags, which makes pattern design and weaving easy, as there is no need for precise pattern placement. The only challenge with these bags was the reasonably low availability, as with many other seasonally patterned coffee bags. However, clearly more of these have accumulated than, for example, Mother’s Day bags, and weaving an entire bag was possible with little application.

So I had time to collect these bags for about four years and I might have found them somewhere else, but I got tired of waiting and made a bag with the material that I had. This bag used 126 confetti bags and 42 regular Juhla Mokka bags. I used the strips of regular bags for the squares at the bottom of the bag and the bottom three strips for the lower squares at the edges. Six of the squares are completely confetti patterns and two squares are completely non-patterned. The remaining six squares have three unpatterned strips and nine patterned ones.

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The squares are connected with a black gift cord and the top of the bag is finished with black anorak cord. The handles of the bag are made of 2.5 cm wide ribbon, the color of which is quite close to the base color of Juhla Mokka bags. The width of the ribbon is slightly larger than the strips used in the weave, but the weaving had just enough flexibility to thread the ribbon into the weave. In the video you will find more detailed steps for the weaving and making the bag.

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