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Old 05-08-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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I would like to get some chair pockets for my Moose books next year. I saw some for real cheap, but can't help but wonder why.

Has anyone used or seen this Carson Dellosa one before: http://www.teachersparadise.com/c/pr...oducts_id/6948
Do you think a Binder 1-2inches would fit in that bottom slot?

Does anyone have recomendations of others? I want something sturdy and am considering making my own, but am not much of a seamstress.


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I've been making my chair pockets for years. If you get some durable fabric they should last several years. (Except Kindergarten students might have wandering scissors). They aren't really hard to make. If you can find someone that has them and copy their pattern you should be able to make them in a few hours and for quite a bit cheaper than $11 each. I make enough for my class for around $25.
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Really Good Stuff has chair pockets cheeper than the website you posted. I think they look nicer too. That's where I ordered mine from for next year. Hope that helps!


http://www.reallygoodstuff.com/hp_sp...&itemno=155410
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DO you have a pattern that use and could share? I don't know any teachers will chair pockets however I'm really interested in making them. Thanks
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I purchased my fabric at Walmart I believe.... $20 made 24 plus pockets. I bought heavy gingham print denim. We have to have our fabric dipped. Anyway, my mom had just retired and volunteered to make them for me. I will try to remember tomorrow at school to get measurements for you. Of course all chair sizes are different.
I think what I did was add 2 inches to the wdest part of the back of the chair. Measure how far down you want to go and double that.
Hope this makes sense. I will measure tomorrow.


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Here are some directions.
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I've seen them made with old pairs of jeans. This teacher bought some pairs of jeans at goodwill. She cut the legs off and took the stitches out of the crotch. The jeans look much like a bluejean mini skirt by then. She then sewed the bottom shut to make a pocket with the waistband being the open end. The big pocket provided space for binders, folders, etc. The small pockets on the front of the jeans could hold pencils, erasers, glue sticks, etc. She connected it to the chair with rope threaded through the belt loops and tied around the bend in the chair. I have been trying to find a picture of one. As soon as I find one, I'll post it. They are very durable and washable too!
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Old 05-09-2007, 10:36 AM
 
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The chair pockets from Really Good Stuff work really well and are very sturdy. Plus, they wash well!
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Price for a set of 5
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The price I found on these were for a set of 5. $2 a chair seemed cheep, but I really don't think they will hold a binder. The Really Good Stuff ones will run me over $100 for a class set. I think I may break down and get the sewing machine out. Thanks for posting the pattern!
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:04 PM
 
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I have a teacher friend who uses old pillow cases as chair pockets. They work great and wash up easily.
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Not $2 each
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" The price I found on these were for a set of 5."

I think you misread the item--each chair cover has 5 pockets; there are not 5 chair covers included in the price.
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Thanks, Jade, you are totally right! I think I am going to be making my own, I fiound a bunch of upholstery fabric I shoved in my attic, so I think I will use that and just be out the time it takes to make them.
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How does she use the pillow cases?
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From what I remember, she turns them inside out (half and half) and sews a quick seam across them to keep them from bunching up.
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For the last two years I have used the Seat Sacks that can be purchased at www.seatsack.com. As a teacher, you can get them for $6/sack if you order more than 10 of them. I have found them to be very sturdy and washable (At Christmas, I send them home to be cleaned out and washed). A couple of my boys this year have been hard on them and the corners at the top are wearing, but for the most part they hold up great! We use them to put our school supplies, folders, books, etc. They would easily hold a 3 ring binder!

I have the parents pay for them at the beginning of the year as part of a school expense and then send them home with the children on the last day of school. That has worked perfectly!
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Old 05-17-2007, 05:06 PM
 
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Pillow cases are great...they can even hold large binders.
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Using Pillowcases for Chair Pockets
Old 05-27-2007, 05:28 PM
 
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I am also interested in making my own chair pockets. Like Emily, I am not much of a seamstress! I was wondering if anyone could explain the use of pillowcases a little more in detail? I also loved the ones that someone posted in the picture made of plaid type fabric. If that person could please post instructions of some sort I would greatly appreciate it!! Thank you!!!
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Do you have a pattern for the ones you make?
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The pocket from really good stuff
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are awful. Things fall out and they rip. The pockets aren't deep enough.
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