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.
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.
lightweight cardboard or poster board
Fabric (not lightweight…home décor fabric works good)
Double stick tape
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.
Fold the holder along the scored lines and glue the sides to the back.
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.