Have you ever tried to find inexpensive chair pockets that fit preschool or kindergarten chairs without breaking the bank or resorting to the dreaded S word (sewing)? It’s like searching for the Holy Grail, elusive and frustrating. My aversion to sewing is no secret, I’m a card carrying and founding member of the “Anti-Sewing League” well documented here and here.
As usual, my quest began when I decided I had a problem that needed solving. My problem involved the storage of student writing folders. I wanted to cut down on the time it was taking for students to get their writing folders out and to minimize cross traffic. Seat pockets are a logical solution to this problem.
First, I tried the pillowcase idea but even standard size pillow cases are much too long and wide for my little chairs. Then, I saw this idea using book covers. The chairs at the link were “big kid” chairs and I didn’t think the book covers would work on my little chairs. Since I wasn’t planning on stuffing the pockets full of books or supplies and they were only $1.00 I decided to give them a try. I use colored table caddies for supply storage just in case you were wondering.
As you can see at the top, the stretchy book covers fit my little people chairs perfectly; I was thrilled! Just turn one side of the book cover inside out and slip the other side over the back of the chair and you have instant seat pockets.
The book covers come in many colors and designs and can be found in the Target Back-to-School section; I have also seen them at The Dollar Tree and CVS. I’m sure they can be found wherever back-to-school supplies are sold. The folder that is stored in the seat pocket is just a simple two pocket folder.