Absolutely! (not) I wish they did. I get this question a lot, and try to stop foks before they smell my handbags to try to find that wonderful coffee aroma. Unfortunately for all the coffee lovers out there, they ship the coffee beans green, or unroasted. I know this since I find some in every bag that I cut open, trapped in the seams and corners.
Many do not realize how big these bags are before the sewing magic happens. They hold 150 lbs of coffee beans. Think about how light those little beans are! That's a lot of java.
These front and back views of a bag show some great graphics and lettering. I love the back and how it looks like they couldn't decide on the year :) I wonder if that makes it rare! (I digress) Obviously the front of this bag is truly amazing, so I grabbed the scissors and got busy. I know it looks a little funky all cut up, but Shhhhh just go with it. After some intense ironing and sewing it will all work out. Wondering what I do with my scrap burlap? Well, if they are super duper scrappy and I can't really make them into anything else, they go into a bag and I break them out in the spring to line my flower beds in the yard. For this bag I had a few of those little scraps, and also the entire back of the bag! The big pieces that I can still use get stored in the sweatshop. Ok, so it is a little messy. I've had to rummage around in there a lot lately for some custom orders... With our burlap dealt with, we need some lining for our bag (right) and I have to say that I was VERY tempted to leave the "wrong side" showing for the lining. (that would be the purple background) It wouldn't be the first time I've done that. But the outside didn't have the right colors to justify that, so I went with the black background "right" side.
See there? I told you with a little ironing and sewing those pleats would be A-OK. The "right side" lining turned out nice also!