different width strips

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.

baskets with four corner pieces

Four corner pieces form a small square-based basket. The width and depth of the basket are the length of the coffee bag width, height is half of the coffee bag width.

The three corners of the first basket are woven from the silver-colored insides of the Presidentti coffee bags. The fourth corner is woven from Juhla Mokka dark roast from the tops of the coffee bags with a wide black stripe on a brown background and thin metallic red stripes.

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The second basket is woven from 5.1 cm wide Juhla Mokka strips. With these narrower strips, the basket feels a little more upright. The third coffee bag basket is woven from strips of Presidentti bags of different widths. The widths of the strips are 5,1 cm; 6,8 cm and 9 cm. There are three widths in each one of the corner pieces.

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The parts of the baskets are connected by a gift string, which has also been used to finish the top edges of the baskets.

Saludo kahvipusseista valmistetut kahvipussikassit

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