We’re less than a week from starting school (!!!) and a lot of my friends are teachers, so sometimes they let me help them decorate their classrooms. (Literally the one thing I think I’d enjoy as a teacher, other than writing on those big pads of paper on the big stand.)
(Literally the one area I think I’d thrive as a teacher, other than writing on those big pads of paper on the big stand.)
My good friend has her very own Primary class after years of working part-time, and I was SO pumped to make her something for the occasion.
For less than $20 in stretchy fabric from the discount section, I was able to make 20 of these chair pockets for the tiny (adorable) chairs in her classroom.
Want a set for your own classroom (holla, teachers!) or for a special teacher in your life? (They are ALL special, for real.)
It honestly does NOT have to be exact, thanks to the stretchiness.
I didn’t measure except for this picture, TBH.
(You’re making a pocket.)
This is to make a nice folded-under edge on the finished product. (No need to hem because stretchy fabric won’t fray — it just looks nicer folded under.)
They should be roughly the same size, but do NOT sweat it if they’re not. This is supposed to be fun, and I never stress over measurements. Obviously.
This is the opposite of what you did last time, and it’s all very confusing, but basically this part will be an “inside” of a pocket, so the edge is going to fold in. Just trust me.
You can use a stretch-stitch (or zig-zag) on a regular machine.
One pocket slides over the back of the chair, and the other pocket holds books, school supplies, or whatever else the little urchins want to store in there. Because it’s made from stretchy fabric, you don’t need to buy (or mess around with) elastic.
Thanks for checking out my first teacher tutorial! Let me know if you make these for a classroom — I’d love to see photos.
Now back to your regularly-scheduled programming of counting down until the first day of school.
(Five days, 21 hours and 58 minutes until mine are on the bus. But who’s counting?)