coffee bag basket

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 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.

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 vuosi coffee bag basket

After weaving the confetti-patterned bag, there was still some confetti parts left of the coffee bags. In these, however, logos and texts are in the way, but that doesn’t necessarily mean the pattern wouldn’t look great anyway. The width of the cut strips is 6,8 cm.

This basket consists of four squares and four corner pieces. The strips are arranged symmetrically so that the white areas come from the visible parts of the strip to the middle and the angle points outwards from the center of the square. The strips are also arranged in the same way on corner pieces.

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The pieces of the coffee bag basket are connected to each other with a gift cord, which has also been used to cover the seams (instruction on the video above). The top of the basket was left unfinished. The size of the finished basket is about 22,5 x 15 x 15 cm.

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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Presidentti ja Kulta Mokka kahvipusseista punottu kori.

gold and silver coffee bag weaving

Suorakulmion muotoinen ruutupunonnalla valmistettu ruutu Presidentti ja Kulta Mokka kahvipusseista.

Less often, non-square shapes are made with square weaving, but once I got excited to try combining bags of different sizes, I could’t leave in one square. This rectangle combines the Kulta Mokka bags and the silver inner layer of the Presidentti bags. The Kulta Mokka bags have been cut to a width of 6.8 cm used in 6×6 squares and a new width of 8.1 cm has been calculated for the Presidentti bags.

I decided to use these rectangle pieces to make a basket where the shorter side of the rectangle becomes the height of the basket. So the bottom square had to be woven from Kulta Mokka bags with the strip width of the Presidentti bags in the side squares. This way the hinges fit together and the bottom square size is correct. I used a silver gift cord to join the squares and finish the top.

Korin kappaleet

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Presidentti ja Kulta Mokka kahvipusseista punottu kori.

This became a nicely bigger basket than, for example, a cube basket made from Presidentti bags alone. The proportions also seem great.

yellow and black coffee bag basket

In the traditional Kulta Katriina coffee bag runs in the middle of the bag horizontally a yellow stripe on a black background. This stripe formed a pattern for this coffee bag basket.

The basket consists of five woven squares, four corner pieces and four triangles. One of the squares is at the bottom of the basket and the other four are on the sides of the basket. The corners form the corners of the basket. The triangles form the top of the basket. The pieces are connected with a gift string and the gift string has also been threaded to the top of the basket to reinforce the oblique edge of the triangles.

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coffee bag basket with art by Manuela Bosco

The 2021 Juhla Mokka Mother’s Day coffee bags depicted a work of art by Manuela Bosco. Mother’s Day bags have always been on sale for so little time that there is not enough time to collect them for a very big project, and this time the bags became almost the smallest basket that can be made with square weaving. The basket consists of two pieces, each with seven strips 10,2 cm wide. The strips are cut from the bag at slightly different points to make the whole pattern as visible as possible.

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The pieces are connected by a gift string, which has also been used at the top of the basket to prevent the strips from escaping from the edge. You can see the whole process on the next video: