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DIY expandable file from recycled cardboard & fabric scraps

© 2010 Cameron Blazer // Cottage Industrialist

Starting a fabric business—even an eco-friendly one—results in a LOT of fabric. Fabric that, sadly, I rarely have time to sew with. Recently, though, I came up with a way to use up small bits of fabric and cardboard packaging that can be done in a little more than an hour. And it's useful, to boot!

Who doesn't love office supplies? And among office supplies, who doesn't rank the expandable file highly? And at the same time, who among us could not use a little help keeping our bags or cars a wee bit tidier. Well, while the problem of my dirty car will take a solution greater than the strength of 1000 expandable files, I think this wee file could do the trick on wrangling the errant receipts and jotted notes that litter my bag.


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