katmckee

Coffee Bag Wallets

Gainesville, Florida · 72 Sales

katmckee

Coffee Bag Wallets

Gainesville, Florida 72 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(19)

Announcement   Making goods from community-donated used coffeebags. I make a wallet from whatever bags my friends give to me. I work to make them sturdy, useful, and sometimes combine bags and colors to make them fun and cool-looking. They are sure-fire conversation starters.

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Making goods from community-donated used coffeebags. I make a wallet from whatever bags my friends give to me. I work to make them sturdy, useful, and sometimes combine bags and colors to make them fun and cool-looking. They are sure-fire conversation starters.

Kathleen McKee

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Kathleen McKee

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How I designed the coffee bag wallet

I lost my wallet in San Francisco last fall and did not want to buy a new one. As I was throwing a coffee bag away one day, I thought it was good material for something or other so I saved it. While saving the 4 th bag, it shone in a glossy attractive way and I realized it could be my next wallet with a little folding and sewing.

Over 3 mornings of coffee, I designed a billfold that holds credit card and plenty of cash.

Great thing about this is it is camouflaged as trash so when you leave it at the counter of the In N' Out, people leave it alone thinking it's your trash, so when you go back later to find it because you forgot it, it will still be there!

I've sold several of these to people who want to give them as gifts to their friends who are hard to buy for... friends who don't like being bought for, so give them the gift of a handcrafted useful item made of shiny colorful trash that smells great and helps them make friends of the curious people attracted to their interesting money carriers.

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Last updated on February 12, 2011

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