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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.

small basket with square ans zigzag weaving

This basket is a combination of square weaving (/square weaving) and one of the applications of zigzag weaving. The picture below shows the formation of the basket from strips cut from coffee bags. The square forms the bottom and part of the sides of the basket. The zigzag forms the rest of the sides of the basket. Folds are marked with a dashed line and the gray lines show the coffee bag strips.

The square base of the basket consists of 12 strips cut from the tops of Juhla Mokka packages. The zigzag consists of 24 black and white strips, which are from the logo of the old Juhla Mokka packages. So there are 36 strips in total. You can see the instructions for basket weaving in the video below.

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The height of the finished basket is 10,5 cm and the size of the base is 7×14 cm.

zig zag weaving and square weaving in one basket

This coffee bag basket is combined with square weaving and zig zag weaving. The basket is the same size as the basket of two corner pieces and two triangles. The only difference is the turning of the edge, which makes the edge thicker and because of this a few more strips go into the basket as well. 12 strips went to the bottom of this basket and 24 to the edges.

The bottom of the basket is a plain woven square, the corners of which are also visible on the sides of the basket. The rest of the sides of the basket are formed by zig zag weaving.

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The parts of the basket are connected by a gift string, which has also been used to turn the corners of the edge. You can watch the full tutorial of the basket in the video:

The size of the finished basket is approx. 10,5 x 10,5 x 10,5 cm and it is perfect for storing small items, for example in a bathroom mirror cabinet.

zigzag woven coffee bag basket

Zigzag weaving works in many respects in the same way as square weaving. The strip width is calculated in the same way and the pattern design can be done in the same way. The weavingis starts in the same way, but after half a square the direction is reversed and the weavingis continues to form a zigzag shape. The woven pieces are also joined like squares by sewing from the hinges. The zigzag queue can also be combined with turns, in which case the weaving direction is turned twice in the same direction. The picture below shows an example of changing direction. A change of direction is needed in building the base of the basket.

The sides of the basket or bag are formed of solid zigzag rings. Three of those rings are woven for this basket.

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The innermost layer of the bottom of the basket is woven from 24 strips, the outermost layer from 72 strips and there are 84 strips in each edge layer. So a total of 348 strips. The width of the coffee bag is 14,8 cm and the width of the strip is 6,8 cm. In the video you can see the whole steps of weaving the basket:

The size of the basket is about 31 x 31 x 41 cm. A lower or higher basket can be obtained by reducing or adding the edge layers.

zigzag and two triangles on a basket

As a result of a weaving experiment, a small basket was created, in which the bottom consists of a zigzag-woven piece of Juhla Mokka coffee bags and the top of two woven triangles of Presidentti coffee bags. There are square holes left on two sides of the basket. The upper edge of the basket is reinforced with metal wire to keep it in shape. The dimensions of the basket are approx. 11x11x16 cm.

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