Honestly, I think people tend to take pockets for granted. But let me tell you if I am in a pocketless outfit my whole day is a mess!
So I knew one of the things I wanted to learn how to do was sew pockets.
In my first year of University, I did a practicum in a classroom that had nifty little pockets that hung on the backs of the student’s chairs to hold their books and such. I decided I would learn how to make those in case I want them in a future classroom.
I found this tutorial. It claimed it was easy as two folds and three sewed lines. They kinda lied. I couldn’t figure out how to fold it properly based on the instructions, so it took a lot of trial and error before I was able to make something that works.
In the end, I have something that works. It ended up big too big for my chair so I had to pin the corners (which is something I wouldn’t have been able to do a few weeks ago.) I also think I would use different fabric if I was to do this in a class. This fabric is just an old sheet which made it economical but I think the pattern could be distracting.
Either then that, depending on the needs of the class, this may be something I will create for my future classroom.
Is this something you could see being useful? How would you change the pattern to make it more useful?