Chair Pockets for the Elementary Classroom
Back when I was a teacher, I had a classroom mom who made these for all of my students and I LOVED them. We used them every day to keep the kiddos organized. Little did I ever know that I would be doing what I am today and designing products that teachers use. Welcome to the first of FIVE days where I will be sharing ideas for the elementary classroom that are speedy, functional and fun!
You will need fabric the height of the back of the chair and three times the width of the back plus an extra two inches for sewing space, felt (I heart Kunin), threaded sewing machine, scissors and ribbon/buttons.
Use a die-cut machine to cut out your apple. I cut out two extra layers to create a brown stem and green leaf. You can either sew them to the fabric OR glue them when you are done.
The sewing is literally 3 straight lines so the beginnerest (made up word) of beginners can do this project.
- Fold 1/3 over and sew across the bottom.
- Fold the other 1/3 over like a pamphlet and sew up the two sides.
- Add your additions and decorations. Fabric glue works great with felt!
Ta Da! It is so cute. Of course black with white polka dots are my jam and that board book is filled with illustrations that I doodles. It is sold through Ollie Bollie Books along with seven others.
Looking down from the top you can see into the pocket. If you want the pocket to be deeper, that “third” of the fabric needs to be a little bit longer and gathered than the last third when you sew up the sides.
My Favorite Sewing Supply List
These are the sewing supplies that I keep on hand at all times. They get used over and over again and again in so many of my projects.
- Sewing Machine – This one has FIFTY built in stitches!
- Ready Made Bobbins – I am not a fan of making my own bobbins so I LOVE these.
- Fabric Scissors – These are great because they cut through multiple layers of fabric.
- Pin Cushion and Pins – The cuter the better. I love this hedgehog.
- Poly-FIl Stuffing for Pillows
- Poly-Pellets for Bean Bags and Weighted Projects – The POUR bag makes all the difference.
- Rotary Cutter and Mat
Another Chair Pocket from Recycled Jeans
I love this version of the chair pocket made from recycled jeans too. It is here on the blog with fabulous directions. Maybe chair pockets could be like clothing and kids could change them when they need to be washed and have a backup. If that is the case, go ahead and make them both.
Cheers to Organized Kids and Recycled Jeans!