The Office Pocket

My daughter had a bright idea the other day – she’d outgrown the length, but not the waistline on a pair of jeans, so she cut off about 6-inches from the legs and created a cool pair of frayed capris. I couldn’t pass up working with the remnant pieces and that was when “The Office Pocket” was born…

A cuff from a pair of jeans is now helping me to keep my desk clear of clutter.

A Magnetic Bulldog Clip holds my new office pocket to my magnet board.

Just turn cuff inside out, sew cut end closed, turn right side out and clip pocket to your fridge or magnet board with a Magnetic Bulldog Clip (available at office supply stores - they're about $4.00 for a 3-pack).

I found that keeping the pocket long and folding it to the length I wanted gave me more flexibility. If I want to use the pocket to hold my headphones, I can leave the pocket long.

The Bulldog clip is very strong and will even hold up a heavier item, like my headphones.

Keep it long or roll it short, this easy-to-make pocket is a handy way to keep clutter off of your work surface.



Comments (5):

  1. catie

    May 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    ◄ waste not, want not ►
    these might even be good snack bags!

    • camilla

      May 18, 2012 at 1:59 am

      Catie, Such a cool idea! They are washable and could work as a snack bag – thanks, C

  2. margaret kelly

    December 11, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    what a brilliant idea you should teach the kids on the street these things so they do not get up to mischief

  3. Carmen Sanchez

    April 17, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    This is such a great idea. Love the suggestion about it becoming a snack bag too. Will make for my granddaughters!

  4. Katrina Sweet

    August 22, 2013 at 7:50 am

    You could use as a travel pouch to keep smaller things together or to protect headphones. You could put strips of velcro inside to keep closed or put a tab outside to fold/roll top over to keep things in.

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