Last summer, I created what I like to call a Granny Sweatshop as my most wonderful grandmas both helped me throw 30 of these together for my classroom! I did not have my blog up and running yet, so I figured what a great time for me to post these with school coming just around the corner! I have been so busy cleaning the house and doing projects that I have not had a lot of time to blog. I would like to do some posts for back to school since that is the stuff I need to be getting done before my summer is over!
First off, chair pockets that you can purchase are outrageously expensive. They are not exactly something that the school provides and my fellow teachers would agree that we cannot afford to buy EVERYTHING we want for our classrooms. Did you know teachers can only claim $250 of things purchased for the classroom? Let me tell you right now, that does not cover much! So I decided to take matters into my own hands.
Here are a few pins that I debated on before deciding to do the jean pockets…
I cannot seem to find the pin of the other jean pocket that I used as my inspiration for my final product. If I run across it I will make sure to post it! What I love about my jean pockets is that they were donated so the only cost I had was thread! I also love that they are made of jean material, so they will last FOREVER!! My grandmas both set up camp at my Grandma Bloesser’s house with both of their sewing machines and we just cranked it out in a few hours. My sister Heather came over and helped me cut and pin them.
I love these chair pockets and they are still in great condition! The only thing that is frustrating is when you are trying to move desks around. The chair has to go with the desk because the students store their own stuff in them. They also drag the ground a bit which I was worried about, but the jean material is so sturdy it really doesn’t matter. They are such a cute addition to my room and I get so many compliments on them!