I love the look of upcycling burlap coffee sacks into another usable kind of bag. They look earthy, funky and cool. In fact, I was offered as many coffee bags as I could use for Green Bag Lady bags by the sweet people at Bongo Java. I did make some here and here. I like how they turned out.
However, my experience of sewing the bags has not been very fun. I needed to wash the dusty, bean filled bags before I sewed them (which was a lot of lint/debris in my washer and dryer). Then, when sewing them I wore a dust mask due to the amount of particles in the air. This is probably made worse by using a serger.
BUT, I really do LOVE the look of them and was reminded of that by this bag by Aranka Bandula (from Hungary) I spied on Recyclart. YUM! Teresa
Posted by Green Bag Lady Teresa at 3/12/2013