How would you refashion it (coffee bags)?

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I have been saving coffee bags for about half a year now. Why you might ask? Well I have this idea that I want to make something like a bag out of them. I have collected some quite nice colours, but I need some inspiration on what to do with them all.

So I am going to ask you all for your help. Do you have any ideas? Have you given this a try yourself? Please, please comment and let me know and do feel free to include a link to your own or others projects and tutorials. As before I will include them as an inspiration list at the end of the post. I have also make a Pinterest board with some of the ideas. As and when I collect ideas I will post them here on my Refashion ideas board.

Here are some of my ideas so far:

9 Responses

  1. jette
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    Prøv at læs denne blog: genbrugblirguld.blogspor.com.
    Der har jeg selv fundet inspiration.

    knus fra en dansker.
    god weekend.

    • Eddie
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      Hej Jette,
      Mange tak for tippet. Jeg var lige over og snuse til siden og blev hurtigt fanget. Den er røget direkte i min RSS reader.

      Jeg har også lagt din blog over i min RSS reader.

      Eddie

  2. pink drops
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    Here in Portugal many people have made handbags out of coffee bags and they have been quite popoular.

    • eddieduckling
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      Thanks for the idea – I shall consider a bag or some sorts. Then it will become the coffee bag bag :-)

      Eddie

  3. Debbie
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    I often look at my coffee bags and see some have a recycle symbol but I don’t understand which recycle box they go into. What a great idea to save them. Have you tried sewing one to see how it takes? You could make little purses. I am scratching my head to remeber where I saw a wallet tutorial from plastic bags. When I remember I will send the link. Note book covers? Cut into strips and woven? Oxfam and the ethicalsuperstore.com both sell rucksacks, lunchbags, purses made from juice cartons by a women’s collective in the Phillipines called Doy Bags, link here: http://www.ethicalsuperstore.com/products/doy/. Your coffee bags could work in this style….

    • eddieduckling
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      Thanks Debbie,

      I think it’s the same with a lot of things. They say they can be recycled but not how. At the moment I have a used water filter standing in my window, which I have no idea how to recycle – I will probably just end up throwing it away.

      As I mentioned in the above comment I am thinking of making a shopping bag as I can never get enough of those. Also I thing the coffee bags will be heavy duty enough for this. But I also promised my mother a little purse, so if you find that tutorial – please to let me know.

      Take care,

      Eddie
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  4. Jeanette
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    I’m gonna start saving my coffee bags now!! I’ll let you know if I come up with any ideas! Sweeet…
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    • eddieduckling
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      Thanks Jeanette, keep me updated with what you come up with.
      I can’t wait to follow your blog too – it looks great.
      Eddie

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