Aug 29, 2013

Fabric Covered Magazine Files: Tutorial

Dear Chicago House,

One of my favorite things about living in Chicago is that I can nip to an Ikea in 25 minutes.

On my last visit, I picked up a couple of packets of FLYT magazine files with the objective of injecting a bit of organization into corners of home chaos. They were cheap, functional but a little bit boring... so I transformed them into these!

fabric covered ikea magazine files

 Gorgeous fabric covered boxes

fabric covered ikea magazine files

fabric covered ikea magazine files

Now I know you are just dying to rush out and make you own, so to make it easier here is is a step by step photo tutorial:

How to cover IKEA FLYT magazine files with fabric

What you need
  • Fabric of your choice. I used two patterns 
  • Glue- Tacky Glue works really well
  • Parchment paper for template

fabric covered ikea magazine files tutorial 
Love from Creative in Chicago XX


  1. Hi there!

    What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of crafty storage solutions! Check it out here:

    Have a great day!