I have always wanted to get seat sacks for my classroom, but they are pretty pricey and I don't like the colors that are available commercially. I borrowed a seat sack from a colleague to see how difficult it would be to make.
This is what it looked like and I wanted them to fit my 12" chairs that I have in my classroom.
Simple enough. Pocket in front and pocket in back to hang.
(These are available on Amazon, just click the picture)
So I headed out to the ONE fabric store we have on island hoping to find some Duck Cloth.
Score!!! I found all of the colors I wanted and bought a yard of each.
The pink, yellow and green were a poly/cotton blend and only cost $6 a yard.
The blue and purple were duck cloth and cost $9 a yard.
The cloth was 58" across so I was able to cut out 4 pieces from a yard - 14"x36".
I sewed up the edges on opposite sides.
Then I measured 6" for the pocket that connects to the chair.
(That was what the seat sack I borrowed measured)
I pinned it and then I pinned the book pocket up to meet it on the opposite side,
but I did not overlap them.
Then I sewed right up both sides.
Turn it inside out and you are done!
I had a workshop at school so I took one with me to see how it would fit on my chairs.
They look awesome!!
I was able to make 4 from one yard of material.
That comes out to $2.25 a sack for the duck cloth!
The others were only $1.50 each. I'm calling this a win :)
I can't wait to see how they all look when I head back to the classroom.
(Well I think I can wait, I'm not quite ready to go back yet!)
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