We’re on a mission to banish ugly, functional objects. Starting with lever arch files- who’d have thought a lever arch file could be decorative?! Well, we’re going to show you how to cover one in fabric, it’s so cheap and easy to do and there is nothing more boring on your shelves than rows of grey cardboard. Though we can’t promise a spruce up on the outside will make the paperwork inside any more appealing to deal with!
Here’s how to do it:
When choosing your fabric consider how the pattern will be viewed by laying the fabric over the file and decide how you want the design to sit on the front and side of the file.
5. Now cut the fabric at a 45° angle to each of the four spine folds to give you a neater finish inside. Glue the spine flap down, top and bottom.
6. Next make 45° angle cuts to each corner of the file.
7. Glue the flaps down inside.
8. Once securely glued put a small dab of glue on each cut corner to stop the fabric from fraying.
Voila – a beautiful file that is customized to suit your décor. Mix up the fabrics to give an eclectic feel or make them all the same to give a cleaner look. We fell in love with a tea towel from our previous home accessories collection and couldn’t resist using it to cover a file. Luckily it was the perfect size and so was very simple to do. Have a go and see how it can change the look of a utilitarian object.
For a more modern look, check out my post, How to Cover a Lever Arch File in Marble.
Have a lovely weekend all.
Easy Home Updates- How to Cover a Lever Arch File in Fabric by Jacqui Brooks
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