I made this burlap backpack for my daughter. She used it for several months but then moved onto something larger since.
I thought the hardest part would be finding a coffee sack, which wasn't easy. But the hardest part was dealing with real burlap. I shook out the bag and coffee bean crumbs fell out. Then I washed the bag twice. The fibres messed up my lint trap big time as I didn't know I should've emptied it out several times during the process.
As much as I enjoyed the process, I won't be sewing with real burlap again. The fibres got into everything, including my nostrils. Was sneezing up a storm afterward.
I'd love to hear from you if you've made something from a real coffee bean sack. How did you manage all the flying fibres?