Meet the young Aussie who turns old coffee bags into stylish leather JACKETS



Meet the young Aussie who turns old coffee bags into stylish leather JACKETS after learning to sew with his mother’s machine

  • Noah Johnson learned to sew at 16 by watching YouTube videos
  • He learned by ‘trail and mistake’ using his mother’s old sewing machine
  • The 21-year-old launched his label “ONEOFONE ARCHIVE” shortly after
  • Each piece he makes is unique because he only uses second-hand materials.
  • He has used sacks of coffee beans, sacks of flour, duvet covers and old jeans










A young fashion designer who learned to sew on his own using his mother’s old sewing machine has gone viral online after recycling unwanted bags of coffee beans, rugs and jeans into elegant outfits.

In 2016, Noah Johnson of Hobart, Australia spent hours watching YouTube videos before putting into practice what he learned through “trial and error”.

After developing a creative flair, he launched the label ‘ONEOFONE ARCHIVE‘which has grown to attract 16,000 people on Instagram and 193,000 people on TikTok.

“Everything I make is recycled using second-hand fabrics to have less impact on the environment, making each piece unique,” ​​the 21-year-old told Daily Mail Australia.

One of his recent creations was made after walking past a local cafe and noticing they were throwing empty coffee bags.

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The 21-year-old from Hobart, Australia learned to sew at the age of 16 using his mother's old sewing machine.

Fashion designer Noah Johnson (right) was walking past a local cafe when he noticed bags of unwanted coffee lying on the floor (left) and knew he could do something new with them

“Everything I make is recycled using second-hand fabrics to have less impact on the environment, making each piece unique,” ​​Noah told Daily Mail Australia.

“I really owe my mom everything because if she had never had this sewing machine I might not have started,” said Noah, who is also a full-time artist.

While he broke the 30-year-old vintage machine, his mother bought him a new one to use.

He started out by buying second-hand clothes as a cheaper and sustainable option to buy new fabrics.

“I started small by ripping jeans and ironing patches on t-shirts to improve my skills,” he said.

Today, Noah takes on bigger projects by creating incredible one-of-a-kind masterpieces using unlikely materials.

“I talked about my job at the cafe and they agreed to give me the bags. But the burlap fabric was difficult to work with because it was so hard and I had to find a way to avoid the itching, ”he said.

After carefully cutting the pieces he needed, what would become the interior of the jacket was lined with red acrylic covers and navy corduroy accents.

Noah said he

After carefully cutting the pieces he needed, what would become the interior of the jacket was lined with red acrylic covers and navy corduroy accents.

On TikTok, the video documenting how he made the coffee bag jacket has been viewed over 3 million times.

When he saw the coffee bags lying on the ground near the cafe, he immediately noticed the unique symbols and writing of the animals and knew he could make something new with them.

“I talked about my job at the cafe and they agreed to give me the bags,” he said.

“But the burlap fabric was difficult to work with because it was very durable and I had to find a way to avoid the itchiness.”

After carefully cutting the pieces he needed, what would become the interior of the jacket was lined with red acrylic covers and navy corduroy accents.

A large inside pocket, two outside pockets and a front zipper have also been sewn into the fabric.

Noah said he “doesn’t count the hours” it took to create the jacket but finished it in a week.

The end result sold for $ 289.95 online and featured the tiger print on the right and text on the left.

One of her most recent favorite creations is the

Other standout pieces include a jacket made from a duvet cover with characters from Monsters Inc (pictured) and jeans with funky wavy patterns to the side

One of her most recent favorite designs is the “brown mirror jacket” made from locally sourced denim jeans and lined with cotton fabric (pictured left)

The young designer also hopes to move to Melbourne to continue his career in fashion.

The young designer also hopes to move to Melbourne to continue his career in fashion.

One of her most recent favorite designs is the ‘mirror brown jacket’ made from locally sourced denim jeans and lined with cotton fabric.

“It’s a subtle yet striking piece,” he said, and made the same design in blue and black that sold for almost $ 300.

Other notable pieces include a jacket made from a duvet cover with characters from Monsters Inc and jeans with funky wavy designs on the side.

Noah said he doesn’t focus on making a profit, but rather wants to maintain his distinctive style while running the small business.

He has showcased his designs in local fashion shows before and although he didn’t like the stress, he said he would reconsider competing again in the future.

The young designer also hopes to move to Melbourne to continue his career in fashion.

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