These coffee sacks are hard work. So coarsely woven and thick – it’s like trying to sew ropes together. But after a bit of trial and error, I think I’ve cracked it. They need to be sculpted more than sewed. A lot of steam, a bit of tricky manoeuvering and a few scorched fingers gives this kind of look:
The bags hold their shape incredibly well – they actually sit on the floor without flopping. The boxes are great for holding almost anything. I’m currently making a set of much smaller ones to go on the tables at the cafe where I get the sacks… to hold sugar sachets and such. Reports from the provinces have been positive. The bags are staying together, are light to carry and fit lots of shopping in them. Success! I shall make more.