I have been busy for a couple of days making brand new chair pockets for my students! I've had tables in my classroom for the past 7-8 years. When I got my first set of round tables, I made these awesome denim chair pockets to give students a bit of personal storage space right on the backs of their chairs. They have finally started to wear out and I have made brand new ones to replace them. I know many of you use tables in your classrooms and go out and buy those store-made chair pockets that wear out after one year. So.....I thought I would share my very economical and very durable "recipe" for homemade chair pockets. You will need a sewing machine for this project!
The first thing you will need is some very sturdy denim fabric. Each one requires 1/2 yard of fabric, so you will need 15 square yards to make 30 chair pockets. If purchased 18 yards of heavy weight denim on Amazon for $82. That is a great deal!!
Your bolt of fabric will be exactly 3 feet (36 inches tall). Begin by rolling out the bolt of fabric on the floor in as long a strip as possible in the space that you have.
Next, cut out the strips. Each strip is double-sided with a fold on the bottom.
Now you are ready to start sewing. I used navy blue thread.....it took a whole spool for the project. The first step is to sew down both ends to make a finished look on the bottom of the bags.
This is a picture of how they look on the back of the chairs:
Please let me know if you have any questions! Have fun making your own chair pockets! If you use a heavy weight denim (12-14 oz.) these will last years and years!
Love and peace,