I have an office down the street where the items to ship are stored, along with the shipping supplies, and the "good" printer.
The office is tiny and the building is clean, but overall the building is dingy and seems a bit tired. But it is only 5 blocks from my house and the not so charming parts add up to inexpensive rent. It also provides me the sanity of not being surrounded by packing supplies in addition to all the sewing stuff (which I love having around), so it works for me.
Because the good printer is in the office, and the printer with the bad attitude is at home, I often just walk down the street to print things. So I carry a lot of documents back and forth, and have been thinking about making some sort of pouch for them for some time now.
Then when I went to see the accountant to sign tax paperwork I had to take a bunch of stuff downtown in this worn out manila envelope...that I'd written all sorts of barely legible notes all over. It didn't fit in my bag, so I had to pack it around. It seemed like maybe it was time to make something nicer to carry my paperwork.
So here it is--a document envelope. This is the first version. I'm going to make two minor changes and it should be good to go.
I used something special to make this pretty firm. Later this week I'll tell you about the special ingredient. It gives a smooth and firm surface to the fabric, and is easy to use.