This is my DIY fabric folder I made. I was not happy with the several folders that I had made from paper. Things would not stay in and not enough pockets for me.
So this one has 16 pockets all together. 8 front and 8 on the back. I make it in neutral colors so I can see clearly what is in it. Also so I can use it in my other seasonal dories.
So this is how I made it. Just measure 2 pieces of fabric the size you want your folder. Iron light Pellon to one side. cut your strips for the pockets, fold down the top 1/2" and sew across. place right sides together and sew around. leaving opening at top to turn. then sew across the top. Iron as you go along. I sewed down the middle also.
I start with the top strip and all the strips go all the way to the bottom that way some of them are deeper for larger and tall items and some are smaller.
This is the mess I had before with the paper folder and not enough room.
This is how nicely everything fits in the fabric one. And there is not any more bulk than before.
Yes, these are necessaries and easier to get to.
I added a little pen pocket. I got frustrated trying to hang my pens off of clips. And I have never liked using pen loops. Anyway it works good for me.
May the lord bless your week!