For those who know me, they know of my addiction to office supplies. I love going to the huge office supply stores and looking at the binders, paper and the pens – oh the pens and ink. The sale rack is like searching for treasure. I don’t know why I love office supplies so much but I have for as long as I can remember. Even back in the day, I would pour over catalogues that would come to the house (where my Dad had a home office) like my daughter pours over the American Girl Doll catalogues.
Finding this sewing project was so exciting! My sewing skills are not the most talented, unlike my super sewing co-worker, but I’ll get better with time. This craft uses cloth place mats and a bit of wide trim and turns them into an expanding file folder!
All the detailed direction to make this fantastic file folder are on Spool’s website with tons of pictures to help you along as you make it. If you can sew a straight line with a sewing machine you too can make this! I LOVE IT!! With the seasons changing, the stores are clearing out their stock to make way for the spring and summer designs so you should get a great deal on four place mats, either identical or of coordinating fabrics or what ever you should find for a great deal. New seasonal ones would also be so nice as we enter the warmer weather. I think I saw the summer stuff already out at Wegmans… hmmmmmmm, decisions decisions, decisions.
I wonder if this would work with more than just the four place mats? I’ll let you know if Spool gets back to me on this.