I am like most teachers who have made chair pockets (seat sacks). In the past five years, I have made 125 of the things using flat bed sheets or fabric and a lot of hours of sewing, turning inside out, turning out, sewing again, etc. It is such a time killer and quite frankly, a pain in the posterior, literally!
So…early this summer, I decided to do a farm themed classroom for the next year or two, and I kept thinking about how I could make chair pockets using the cute 14″ bandanas. It dawned on me that the part that goes over the chair back would be DONE, if I were to purchase totes from Oriental Trading (approximately 14″ opening). So this is what I ended up with! And if I do say so myself, I am strutting around like a proud hen for thinking of this! It works! And the handles can be tied to hold it on the chair!
UPDATE!!!!!!! News FLASH!!!!! I made five chair pockets with my sewing machine, then I switched to a high heat hot glue gun and finished the other 10 in 30 minutes!!! The glue fuses the bandana to the woven poly fabric (like woven plastic). It’s a very secure hold, so I think the overall look is better, and much faster! Here is my FB Live Video:https://www.facebook.com/MaggiesKinderCorner/videos/1148642911849323/
The total cost of the pockets is about $35 if you find a bargain on the bandanas. I think this idea could also work with other handkerchief fabric for various themed classrooms! Here is the how to video! And the more informal one I did earlier (you can see it on Maggie’s Kinder Corner facebook page).
Comment and let me know if you like my tip! 3 seams and done!!! LIKE!
Facebook Video URL: https://www.facebook.com/maggie.hufstedler/videos/1049370195110240/