There are many different scenarios that leave a person with little storage space. Maybe you operate a home school but have a limited area in which to teach. Or, perhaps your child enjoys artwork but simply doesn’t have a lot of room for storing his or her paintbrushes, colored pencils, markers and similar things. No matter what your own scenario you can create additional storage space by using a chair.
To make a chair back organizer you’ll need a kitchen table chair or something similar. The chair where the child sits during home school, or while doing artwork, will double as an organizer for any number of supplies. The perfect chair is one that will allow you to easily slip a pillowcase over the back of it.
There are different ways to make the chair back organizer. If you slide the pillowcase on, and you see it’s way too long, cut part of it off and use this material to make pockets. Or, cut pockets from felt or fabric and sew or glue them onto the pillowcase. If the pillowcase isn’t wide enough to slip over your particular chair, cut it up the sides, then make ties that allow you to tie the material onto the chair back.
After the pillowcase is in place on the chair back mark where you want pockets to be. Where the child’s back rests against the chair you will put no pockets, but on the outside of the chair, you’ll put several. Mark the areas where you want the pockets, remove the pillowcase from the chair, then sew or glue the pockets in place. Make one long pocket that goes across the width of the pillowcase, towards the bottom. Glue or sew to make this pocket have several sections. Create another pocket above that one and create sections in it as well.
If you don’t have a pillowcase you can spare the organizer can be made from a simple piece of cloth. Cut it so that it’s about as wide as the chair and long enough to go from the bottom of the back, up and over the chair, then down to the bottom of the back on the outside. Glue or stitch ribbon or other ties to the sides to hold the fabric to the chair. Now use additional fabric to create the assorted pockets on the outside back. The finished organizer can hold notebooks, writing implements, art supplies and much more. It’s handy to have and really easy to make!