Sartenada's photo blog / Blog de foto de Sartenada

July 24, 2014

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

In English:

How to make shopping bag from coffee bags?

Have You thought that coffee bags can be reused? In Finland people make bags from coffee bags. They are very popular and man can see them in malls and shops. Models and patterns vary according to the imagination and patterns of different brands of coffee bags. Finally they are quite easy to make. How many coffee bags are needed for a bag? All depends on which kind of pattern man want to make, but a lot of.

In order better to understand all this, I show at first three models which I have found in some quilting exhibitions and thus they are not made by my wife. After that my wife guides You how to make one model stage by stage. Accessories needed: coffee bags, knife, ruler, sticks or knitting needles, needle, yarn, chopping board and scissors. Joy of work!

En español:

¿ Cómo hacer bolsa de compras desde bolsas de café?

¿Usted ha pensado que las bolsas de café pueden ser reutilizados? En Finlandia la gente hace las bolsas desde bolsas de café. Son muy populares y se pueden verlas en los centros comerciales y tiendas. Modelos y patrones varían de acuerdo a la imaginación y los patrones de las diferentes marcas de bolsas de café. Finalmente son muy fáciles de hacer. ¿Cuántas bolsas de café son necesarios para una bolsa? Todo depende de qué tipo de modelo se desea hacer, pero una gran cantidad de.

Al final para mejor comprender todo esto, para empezar muestro a vos tres modelos que he encontrado en algunas exposiciones de alamzuela y así que no están hechos por mi esposa. Después aqellas mi esposa le guía como hacer mostrando a vos un modelo paso a paso. Accesorios necesarios: bolsas de café, cuchillo, regla, palillos o agujas de tejer, agujas, línea, tabla de cortar y tijeras. Alegría de trabajo!

En francais:

Comment faire sac à provisions à partir sacs de café?

Avez-vous pensé que les sacs de café peuvent être réutilisés? En Finlande, les gens font des sacs à partir sacs de café. Ils sont très populaires et on peut les voir dans les centres commerciaux et les magasins. Modèles et marques varient selon l’imagination et les modèles de différentes marques de sacs de café. Enfin, ils sont assez faciles à faire. Combien de sacs de café sont nécessaires pour un sac? Tout dépend du quel type de modèle on a envie de faire, mais beaucoup.

Afin de mieux comprendre tout cela, je montre à vous trois premiers modèles que j’ai trouvés à quelques expositions de courtepointe et donc ils ne sont pas faites par ma femme. Ensuite ma femme vous guide comment faire une modèle pas à pas. Accessoires nécessaires: sacs de café, couteau, règle, bâtons ou des aiguilles à tricoter, aiguilles, fil, planche à découper et des ciseaux. Joie de travail!

Em Português:

Como fazer o saco de compra a partir de sacas de café?

Você já pensou que os sacos de café pode ser reutilizado? Na Finlândia, as pessoas fazem sacos a partir de sacos de café. Eles são muito populares e eles podem ser vistos em centros comerciales e lojas. Os modelos e padrões variam de acordo com a imaginação e os padrões de diferentes marcas de sacas de café. Finalmente, eles são muito fáceis de fazer. Quantos sacos de café são necessários para um saco? Tudo depende de que tipo de padrão Você quer fazer, mas um monte deles.

Para melhor entender tudo isso, eu mostro para você no início três modelos que eu encontrei em algumas exposições de colcha e, deste modo que eles não são feitos por minha esposa. Depois minha esposa guia você como fazer um modelo passo a passo. Acessórios necessários: sacos de café, faca, régua, varas ou agulhas de tricô, agulhas, fios, tábua de cortar e tesouras. Alegria de trabalho!

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Bags from coffee bags / Bolsas desde bolsas de café / Sacs a partir de sacs de café / Sacos a partir de sacas de café

Finns drink a lot of café and that is why we have the only Coffee cup museum in the world / Finlandeses toman mucho café y eso es porque que tenemos el único museo de la taza de café en el mundo / Finlandais boivent beaucoup de café et c’est pourquoi nous avons le seul musée de tasse de café dans le monde / Os finlandeses bebem muito café e por isso que temos o único museu na xícara de café no mundo.

International coffee cup museum / Museo de la taza de café / musée de tasse de café / museu na xícara de café

Evening bag / Bolso de tarde / Bolsa de festa / Bolsa de festa

102 Comments »

  1. Super sympa et très écologique comme idée.
    Celui de ta femme est très beau, et je n’aurai jamais pensé en en voyant un au bras d’une femme que cela était fait à partir de sacs de café.
    Merci pour le partage de cette super idée.
    Bises et bonne fin de semaine à tous les 2🙂

    Comment by Sophie L. — July 24, 2014 @ 07:12 | Reply

    • Bonjour Sophie.

      Mon coeur chante en lisant de votre genre de commentaire. Merci beaucoup. Peut-être Vous ou une de vos amies commence à faire le nouveau sac de café de ce type en France aussi!

      Je Vous souhaite une agréable journée! Bises.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 10:47 | Reply

  2. Amazing! I am regretting every coffee bag I have ever thrown out. But there is hope. I drink almost as much coffee as a Finn! Your photos are excellent – the close-ups make it very clear how to do this. Thank you (and Anja, of course) for sharing this clever project!

    Comment by Ann — July 24, 2014 @ 08:11 | Reply

    • Hi Ann.

      Thank You making so praising comment. Anja has been very happy when heard / read Your comment.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 10:59 | Reply

      • ¡ moooy enteresante, y divertido ! voy a dicer mì eposa de este ~ (porque ella es una “quilter” (hace los edredònes))

        Comment by betunada — July 24, 2014 @ 17:05 | Reply

        • Hola Betunada.

          Que bueno. Espero que tu esposa gusta la idea. Muchas gracias por tu comentario.

          Feliz viernes!

          Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 07:34 | Reply

  3. Me parece genial!
    Gracias por “the tutorial” ! And for everything you post…..

    Comment by 76sanfermo — July 24, 2014 @ 08:16 | Reply

    • Chiao Anna.

      Thank You Anna leaving You nice comment. I am glad that You love my post or Anja’s in this case.🙂

      Buona giornata!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 11:09 | Reply

  4. What an amazing way of recycling coffee bags! I wonder who first thought of it?

    Comment by chrissiedixie — July 24, 2014 @ 08:39 | Reply

    • Hello Chrissie.

      Thank You. I am glad that You love the idea. Well, the name is unknown, all this started already in the fifties when some people started to make pot coasters from coffee bag. So also did my mom. In the 1980s people made first coffee bags. In my link presenting the unique Coffee Cup Museum in the world after photos, there is one, which shows classic pot coaster for coffee pot. It is from the end fourth photo.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 11:19 | Reply

  5. How elaborate works! It is so nice idea! Besides, eco-friendly🙂

    Comment by superkamui — July 24, 2014 @ 09:56 | Reply

    • Hi Superkamui.

      Thank You. I am glad that You love this Finnish hobby. Maybe You start also now new hobby.🙂

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 11:26 | Reply

  6. I was surprised to idea to make a bag from the coffee bags. And I can understand that it is a wonderful product to see the bags.

    Comment by wakasahs15th — July 24, 2014 @ 11:01 | Reply

    • Hello Wakasahs15th.

      Sounds so great that there are “new” hobbies for You also. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 13:48 | Reply

  7. Very nice tutorial! Thank you!

    Comment by dragonflyquiltworks — July 24, 2014 @ 12:26 | Reply

    • Hi Lora.

      Thank You commenting my post and leaving Your kind comment. I think that these bags are easy for quilters!

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 12:31 | Reply

  8. That is very clever, and a good idea!

    Comment by Nenkin Seikatsu — July 24, 2014 @ 12:31 | Reply

    • Hi Nenkin Seikatsu.

      I am glad that You love this idea. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 12:37 | Reply

  9. I do not drink a lot of coffee so have not thought to recycle bags – what a wonderful idea, I will pass this on to others that drink a lot of it!!

    Comment by karenfae — July 24, 2014 @ 14:04 | Reply

    • Hello Karen.

      Thank You. Well in Finland coffee bags are not the only ones to make these kind bags, but these are most popular due to their patterns.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 24, 2014 @ 14:07 | Reply

  10. Love this recycling. I have seen similar bags made from juice bags in South and Central America.

    Comment by Sue Slaght — July 24, 2014 @ 15:05 | Reply

    • Hi Sue.

      Yes indeed coffee bags are not the only material, but they are sustainable material. Happily many coffee brands understand what beautiful pattern means. Thank You commenting and visit.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 07:15 | Reply

  11. Beautiful works!

    Comment by 洋子 — July 24, 2014 @ 17:16 | Reply

  12. Fascinating! The very first time that I regret very much not to be a real coffee but a tea drinker instead. How do I get the “material” in this case? ^^ I really would like to try it after having seen your ingenious and detailed tutorial. The bags are so special, so solid – and they seem to remain stable and even water resistant due to the material used and due to the weaving and sewing up. These bags look precious, classic and absolutely interesting what the pattern and colour is concerned.
    I’ve never seen such bags before and never heard about it up to now. It’s amazing.
    What a great idea to show here how to make it, Matti. – Michèle

    Comment by ladyfromhamburg — July 24, 2014 @ 17:50 | Reply

    • Hi Michèle.

      Well, Anja got many coffee bags from her brother and from my son. So three sources solved the problem. Maybe You tell to Your friends that please do not throw away empty coffee bags, but give them to me. Thank You very much for Your praising comment. Well, someday You’ll show Your unique bag made by You.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 07:47 | Reply

  13. Merci beaucoup pour l’idée, étonnante façon
    de réutiliser les paquets de café vides…
    Merci beaucoup pour le partage.
    Bonne soirée.

    Comment by vever02 — July 24, 2014 @ 17:57 | Reply

    • Bonjour Hervé.

      Très bien que vous aimez l’idée. Peut-être quelque jour nous allons voir le vôtre aussi. Merci d’avoir faite le comentaire.

      Belle journèe.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 10:54 | Reply

  14. […] seu blog algo muito interessante: Como fazer sacolas para compras com embalagens de café! Clique AQUI, para ver todas as […]

    Pingback by Boa ideia: sacolas feitas de embalgens de café | Josenilton Inocencio — July 24, 2014 @ 19:44 | Reply

  15. Oi Matti! Estou muito feliz em visitar seu blog.

    Gostei muito deste post, tanto que tomei a liberdade de inserir uma de suas imagens em meu blog. Mas informei que você é o autor da foto, ok?! Também deixei um link direto para que meus leitores possam ver todas as fotos das sacolas feitas com embalagens de café!

    Uma ideia genial!😀

    Uma grande abraço,

    Zé.

    Comment by Administrador — July 24, 2014 @ 19:52 | Reply

    • Oi Zé.

      Sim, está bem. Eu e minha esposa estamos muito felizes que você amava o meu post.

      Bom Fim de Semana! Matti.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 11:05 | Reply

  16. What a great idea, I would never have thought that the bags were made from coffee bags, great tutorial with clear photos, well done.

    Comment by Tokeloshe — July 24, 2014 @ 21:50 | Reply

    • Hello Tokeloshe.

      Thank You praising my post. Thanks belong to my wife. She is happy when reading Your comment.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 11:10 | Reply

  17. Those bags are very attractive and it’s so interesting to see how to make one. Anja is a very talented craft maker!

    Comment by montucky — July 25, 2014 @ 00:09 | Reply

    • Hi Terry.

      Thank You praising Anja’s talent. I happy for Your visit and comment.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 11:18 | Reply

  18. Hi Matti! What a very cool idea. Your photos and Anja’s step-by-step demonstration make this project look very do-able. Like another commenter said, I regret ever throwing away a coffee bag. I hope you are doing well and enjoying summer. I’ve been away from blogs for quite a while, but I’m starting now to read and catch up with blog friends. Janet

    Comment by Heart To Harp — July 25, 2014 @ 00:43 | Reply

    • Hi Janet.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. We are doing well and this summer we got nearly hot 87.8ºF which means real summer. I wish that You go on blogging.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 11:44 | Reply

  19. There was the story of the bag which I knit out of grass in Mumin of the animated cartoon. I remembered it.
    It was the industrial art object which was popular relatively in Japan, but I have not yet made it. I want to challenge it.

    Comment by medaka4841 — July 25, 2014 @ 05:35 | Reply

    • Hi Medaka4841.

      I am very happy for Your visit and Your kind comment. Thank You.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 11:49 | Reply

  20. So creative…😉

    Comment by ledrakenoir — July 25, 2014 @ 14:12 | Reply

    • Hi Ledrakenoir.

      Thank You. Creative – well, yes indeed.

      Happy Friday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 14:19 | Reply

  21. What a fun idea! Your wife is very talented and the photos were great. So fascinating to see the process of how a bag was made. We use the coffee capsules in my family instead of the bags so I have to find a way of making a bag from capsules, haha!

    Comment by Letizia — July 25, 2014 @ 14:14 | Reply

    • Hello Letizia.

      Anyway it is so nice that You loved the idea of this kind of recycling which can be fun and creative.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 25, 2014 @ 14:20 | Reply

  22. These are great! And so stylish! If I can just find a little time and a lot of patience 🙂

    Comment by restlessjo — July 25, 2014 @ 17:24 | Reply

    • Hello Johanna.

      Thank You. You are right they need planning, patience and time. I am glad for Your visit.

      Hapy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 26, 2014 @ 08:14 | Reply

  23. So beautiful bags and baskets! Never seen anything like these. It was nice you showed how these are made too🙂

    Comment by Tiny — July 25, 2014 @ 18:42 | Reply

    • Hi Tiny.

      I am glad that You loved these unique bags and baskets. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 26, 2014 @ 08:18 | Reply

  24. The photo instructions are so clear and concise, and this is such a great way to recycle coffee bags. Beautiful craftsmanship Anja!

    Comment by thirdhandart — July 25, 2014 @ 19:20 | Reply

    • Hello Thirdhandart.

      Very nice to read that You love the idea of this kind of recycling. These are unique, there are not two same. Thank You commenting.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 26, 2014 @ 08:21 | Reply

  25. No wonder you directed me here. This is, indeed, art. And recycling materials makes this even better. Now if only I drank coffee other than the occasional cup of instant cappuccino that comes in a cylinder.

    Comment by Minnesota Prairie Roots — July 25, 2014 @ 23:26 | Reply

    • Hi Audrey.

      I am happy that You checked these. Well, maybe You have friends who might love the idea and start “recycling” this way, so… Thank You very much leaving Your comment.

      Happy weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 26, 2014 @ 08:25 | Reply

  26. 26. Wow! This is great! I’ve never seen one before but the bags look beautiful. Thank you especially for showing how to make them as well! Thanks for visiting my blog, too. Appreciate it!

    Comment by lolaWi — July 26, 2014 @ 01:47 | Reply

    • Hi LolaWi.

      I am glad that You find these bags beautiful. Think, they are unique, everybody can make such as she wants. Thank You commenting.

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 26, 2014 @ 08:29 | Reply

  27. Good recycle!
    and Good design!
    How long time make one bag?

    Comment by キース — July 26, 2014 @ 09:55 | Reply

    • Hello Keith.

      Thank You for Your kind comment. Well, how long, it all depends from many things. This bag my wife made during three weeks!

      Happy weekend.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 26, 2014 @ 10:05 | Reply

  28. What a fantastic way to reuse coffee bags. I love it!

    Comment by lifeisfullofsunnydays — July 26, 2014 @ 15:15 | Reply

    • Hello Lifeisfullofsunnydays.

      Thank You commenting. I am glad that You love the idea.

      Have a beautiful Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 27, 2014 @ 10:36 | Reply

  29. Love the patterns you have made. I truly believe we can make gorgeous products out of recycled material and this is a perfect example of that!

    Comment by Smera — July 27, 2014 @ 13:29 | Reply

    • Hello Smera.

      Nice comment indeed. Thank You. Yes, only imagination is limiting man’s doings and hobbies.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 27, 2014 @ 13:57 | Reply

      • So true! Hope you have a wonderful day too😀

        Comment by Smera — July 27, 2014 @ 14:00 | Reply

  30. well reading the text I was wondering if it was not a joke …
    I must say that the result is really Gorgeous !!!!
    well done !

    Comment by bernieshoot — July 27, 2014 @ 21:34 | Reply

    • Hello Bernard.

      Generally speaking people are creative. In my country ordinary people paint art, icons, make bobbin lace, make potteries, porcelain paintings, quilting and beadings. From all these hobbies I have made posts. For example man could think that nobody makes nowadays bobbin lace. I am glad that You loved my wife’s coffee bag. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 28, 2014 @ 07:08 | Reply

  31. Wow! You really do drink lots of coffee! How creative and resourceful.

    Comment by Alias M. — July 28, 2014 @ 08:24 | Reply

    • Hi Alias M.

      Welcome to the group of coffee drinkers!🙂 Thank You commenting. Much later this year there will be another post presenting what more from these empty coffee bags can be made.

      Have a great start of new week.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 28, 2014 @ 10:15 | Reply

  32. Fantastic! What a great idea and thank you for showing the steps to making one of these bags. They are both unique and beautiful!

    Comment by megtraveling — July 28, 2014 @ 13:13 | Reply

    • Hi Meg.

      So nice to read that You love the idea of new kind of recycling. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 28, 2014 @ 13:31 | Reply

  33. What a cool idea! Recycling is a wonderful way to use products that might just end up thrown away in a landfall. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Kathy — July 28, 2014 @ 17:05 | Reply

    • Hi Kathy.

      I am happy that You loved this post. My wife has been so glad when hearing praising comments from visitors. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 29, 2014 @ 07:12 | Reply

  34. I was surprised to known the material of the bag.

    Comment by aquacompass7 — July 29, 2014 @ 04:03 | Reply

    • Hi Aquacompass7.

      Man is creative. Beautiful and practical things can be created from so many materials. Thank You for Your comment.

      Have a nice Day.

      Comment by Sartenada — July 29, 2014 @ 07:19 | Reply

  35. I love this! I think I may try collecting some coffee bags and giving this a go!!!

    Comment by claireprice90 — July 29, 2014 @ 08:58 | Reply

    • Hello Claire.

      Sounds so great. I am glad that You loved my post. Thank You.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 29, 2014 @ 10:49 | Reply

  36. i didn’t realize that such beautiful bags could be made from coffee bags. Thank you (and your wife) for showing how the bags are made. This is a very interesting post.

    Comment by seniorhiker — July 30, 2014 @ 19:50 | Reply

    • Hello George.

      Thank You George. I appreciate Your opinion. It was so nice to read that You loved this post.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — July 31, 2014 @ 07:02 | Reply

  37. Really impressive to see what they look like in the end. Perfect! Very stylish! Congratulations!

    Comment by Roberto Rodriguez — August 3, 2014 @ 16:23 | Reply

    • Hello Roberto.

      I am happy that You love this post and commented it. Thank You.

      Have a great start of this new week!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 4, 2014 @ 07:12 | Reply

  38. Wauw, lots of work! They look great, and thank you for sharing how you make it. Now there is another item I won’t be throwing away, haha, I allready save lots to use in my crafts, now I’ll have to add coffeebags! It would take about a year to have enough to make a bag though probably! I should ask family and friends to save some, also because we vary the brand of coffee we get, so it would take a bit longer to save up enough. Your other bags are lovely too!

    Comment by Debbie / Daqa — August 12, 2014 @ 08:51 | Reply

    • Hello Debbie.

      Thank you for Your kind comment. Regards from our road trip somewhere in Finland.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 12, 2014 @ 13:17 | Reply

  39. COOL! I like it🙂 Kamila

    Comment by Kamila Pala — August 13, 2014 @ 14:43 | Reply

    • Hello Kamila.

      I am happy that You loved my wife’s coffee bag. Thank You commenting.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 14, 2014 @ 14:08 | Reply

  40. C’est fantastique ! Merci à Anja et à toi pour nous expliquer cette belle récup’ et transformation. Le résultat est vraiment beau. Je ne bois pas beaucoup de café mais j’ai des amies qui seront heureuses de s’essayer à cet art.

    Comment by isathreadsoflife — August 27, 2014 @ 08:55 | Reply

    • Salut Isa.

      Merci beaucoup. Je pense que ce hobby est connu seulement en Finlande. Il était donc grand temps de présenter au reste du monde. Plus tard cette année, je montrerai très beau sac à main opéra / théâtre faite par Anja.

      Belle journée!

      Comment by Sartenada — August 27, 2014 @ 10:19 | Reply

  41. Cool idea, very impressive with how neat and sturdy it looks!

    Comment by florencegrindall — October 5, 2014 @ 20:16 | Reply

    • Hi Florencegrindall.

      I am glad that You loved the idea. If people are creative they can do so many things. Thank You for Your kind comment.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 6, 2014 @ 07:05 | Reply

  42. Wow…you gotta a cool collection of bag here…In India our grand mothers used to taught us how to make these kinda bags…some of the gen next who is interested learnt the beautiful art of making bags from plastic…i think making bag out of coffee bags is not possible in my country as we Indians don’t drink coffee…but loved to see that this kind of creativity still exist🙂

    Comment by Aarya — October 25, 2014 @ 16:30 | Reply

    • Hello Aarya.

      Very kind comment. Thank You. I think that many people in our modern society enjoy doing stuff by their hands and not be passive watching TV all the time. Crafts give satisfaction when man see what man can do.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — October 26, 2014 @ 08:17 | Reply

  43. Molto interessante! da oggi cerco di raccogliere i sacchetti di caffè mi piacerebbe fare una borsa anche a me. Grazie! mi sono iscritta al tuo blog cercherò di visitarti ogni tanto. Buon anno 2015

    Comment by pinuccia513 — January 1, 2015 @ 23:00 | Reply

    • Chiao Elvira.

      Grazie! Per rendere sacchetto di caffè, ha richiesto molti sacchi di caffè e più di un anno per raccoglierli. (Google translated).

      Buon anno 2015.

      Comment by Sartenada — January 2, 2015 @ 13:51 | Reply

  44. Wow! That is so cool.

    Comment by Christina — January 30, 2015 @ 16:41 | Reply

    • Hi Cristina.

      Thank you. Creativity at its peak.🙂

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 31, 2015 @ 11:32 | Reply

  45. Se on hyva!! :))) Oh this is so smart!! I love the design of the bag!
    Also I LOVE how most finns think in terms of sustainability when it comes to fashion and design ^^ It’s so considerate, especially now when fast fashion is the trend :(( I’d absolutely love to meet your wife one day! She’s amazingly talented!!🙂
    Thanks for sharing!!

    Comment by Wan Wei — April 13, 2015 @ 10:44 | Reply

    • Hello Wan Wei.

      As You read, these are popular here. Also the Evening bag made from empty coffee bags is nice in my eyes. Thank You commenting so nicely my post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2015 @ 12:20 | Reply

    • Hello Wan Wei.

      As You read, these are popular here. Also the Evening bag made from empty coffee bags is nice in my eyes. Thank You commenting so nicely my post.

      Have a nice day!

      Comment by Sartenada — April 13, 2015 @ 12:20 | Reply

  46. Oh those bags are awesome, I want one🙂 Very Very clever, thanks for sharing it with everyone, you are very talented🙂

    Comment by donnyjean — May 6, 2015 @ 09:34 | Reply

    • Hi Donnyjean.

      I am very glad that You loved this post. Thank You for Your praising words.

      Have a great day!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 6, 2015 @ 09:46 | Reply

  47. Brilhante idéia, AMEI!!!! Parabéns para sua mulher por fazer um trabalho tao bonito!
    Have a nice day!
    Claudia
    http://www.claudias-welt.com

    Comment by claudialasetzki — November 2, 2015 @ 12:52 | Reply

    • Oi Claudia.

      Muito obrigado.🙂

      Uma ótima semana pra você!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 2, 2015 @ 13:30 | Reply

  48. ¡Qué idea tan interesante! Y, además, las bolsas quedan muy bonitas.🙂

    Comment by magnoliae — November 27, 2015 @ 19:32 | Reply

    • Hola Magnoliae.

      Muchas gracias, agradezco tu comentario!🙂 ¡Lo aprecio!

      ¡Que tengas un muy buen día!

      Comment by Sartenada — November 28, 2015 @ 11:49 | Reply

  49. These bags are very attractive.

    Comment by swabby429 — January 2, 2016 @ 14:50 | Reply

    • Hello Swabby429.

      Thank You commenting. I am glad that You loved them.

      Happy Sunday!

      Comment by Sartenada — January 3, 2016 @ 08:41 | Reply

  50. Wow! Excelente tutorial! Me ha gustado mucho! Gracias!🙂

    Comment by Roxana Mendoza — May 2, 2016 @ 18:34 | Reply

    • Hello Roxana.

      I am very glad that you loved my post. Thank You leaving your kind comment.

      Mil gracias por tu visita!

      Comment by Sartenada — May 3, 2016 @ 07:30 | Reply


RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: