My Fabric Bill and Document Holder

5 Jan

Fabric Bill and Document Holder

I made this fabric holder several years ago to keep all our yearly paid bills and important papers in. It comes in handy when I need to quickly find a document and when I need to gather all our tax related documents at tax time.

Holder open

After each year I rubber band everything together, and when I don’t need to reference them anymore, I pull them out and store them until they can be destroyed. 

It was easy to make. Here’s how:

Materials needed:

Bill and Document Holder Template Guide

lightweight cardboard or poster board

Ruler

Scissors

Fabric (not lightweight…home décor fabric works good)

Spray Adhesive

Double stick tape

Fabric glue

Small grommet

1/4” or 3/8” Elastic (about 13”) 

Cut the cardboard according to the Bill and Document Holder Template Guide.

Score and fold the cardboard along the blue dotted lines as indicated on the guide.

Iron the fabric to remove any wrinkles.

Flatten out the cardboard, spray the unscored side with spray adhesive, and lay it on the wrong side of the fabric. Turn over and smooth the fabric down with your hands.

Cut the fabric 1/2” wider than the cardboard. Glue the excess fabric to the inside with fabric glue or double stick tape.

Holder side view

 Fold the holder along the scored lines and glue the sides to the back.

Flap eyelet for elastic closure

 Apply grommet to front flap. Insert both ends of the elastic into the grommet from the outside and tie them into a knot. 

There you are, a nice fabric holder to store all your bills and documents.

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