|We like our Furry Friend Gunny Sack Journal, but the|
Pencil Case could do with more trendy linings.
|Our Laptop Bags with colours for men and ladies would|
look much better with striking coloured slings and handles.
|Strong coloured stripes belt would have improved|
the look of this Messenger Bag.
|As with the bags above, this Sling Bag could do with|
a spark of striking coloured sling and strap.
|Simple Cup Coasters with fabric borders.|
It has been an exciting venture so far, but while the natural texture and raw look of the sack give the material it's unique charm, there are problems with it. One is the strong smell that comes with the coffee bean sack which, fortunately, can be eliminated to a large extent with some back-breaking washing.
More challenging is the loose weave which makes the sack material difficult to stitch and hold in place. It's even more difficult to control on the sewing machine as the material would shift and slip while being sewn.
But the most serious problem is that the material sheds tiny hairs of fibers when handled. We learnt from our research that the jute rope the sack material is woven from is itself spun from very short jute fibers; hence tiny hairs of fibers will come off. One possible solution could be to starch the material before using it, but we've yet to try it out. Ultimately, the coffee bean sack may be suitable only for making certain products.