Casey and Cassina. My mom was a Home Economics teacher for years, and taught many young ladies and gentlemen how to sew, cook, clean, etc. Not me; I had no interest at all... until I moved out, got a job, and bought a house. Since then, I've learned how to follow a recipe, clean the house enough to make sure I'm not attracting critters, and sew
|Me, Mom, and my brother|
Step 2: Measure twice, cut once. For reals. (Don't use your favorite fabric on your first attempt. Trust me! The first one I made was hideous, and I had forgotten a step somewhere along the line. The first one took me about 30 minutes. Now I can make one in about 5 minutes.) We use "standard" metal/plastic student chairs... please make sure to adjust the measurement if needed to fit your chairs. I cut the fabric into rectangles 17 1/2" wide x 45" long.
|17 1/2 inches wide|
|45 inches long|
|Fold over the short end 1/2" twice and iron|
|Sew a straight-ish line to secure the end.|
|Fold the short side in 1/3 of the way.|
|Then fold the other side in 1/3 of the way.|
|It will look like it only makes one pocket. Trust me - this works. :)|
Step 5: Sew a straight line across the top and the bottom. For added durability, serge or zigzag stitch twice to keep the sides from fraying. Just sayin'.
|Zigzag stitch along the top and bottom.|
|Peek inside and see the little flap.|
|Gently pull the flap out and turn the pocket inside out.|
|It'll look like this. :)|
|The "wrong side" is showing, but that part doesn't show when the chairs are pushed in (or kiddos are sitting in them!)|
|You're done! :)|
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Do you already use chair pockets in the classroom? What do you like/not like about them?