Introduction: Chalkboard T-Shirt

Like to change what your shirt is saying on a whim? Then the Chalkboard T-shirt is for you! Always have the coolest slogans and images with this nifty shirt.

Step 1: Supplies

For this project you will need the following:
- Chalkboard Fabric (Get It Here)
- An old t shirt
- velcro

Step 2: Cut the Fabric

First you want to cut the chalkboard fabric to your desired size. I did a 12" by 12" square.

Step 3: Attach Velcro

put one side of the velcro on the chalkboard fabric and do the same to the t-shirt.

Step 4: Posistion the Square

Find out how you want the square to go, then place it down so you get it right.

Step 5: Sew on the Velcro


Lastly, sew the velcro on so it doesn't come off, you can use a sewing machine or hand stitch.

Step 6: Draw on It and You're Ready to Go!

Create a cool design and you're done! Have fun with your nice new t shirt!

Comments

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RichardM68 (author)2015-09-06

The www.madebybea.webs.com and TheChalkboardTee.com sites no longer seem to have any products for sale. I ordered one of these at http://www.randomactsart.com. I'm waiting to see if I actually get it.

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RichardM68 (author)RichardM682015-09-08

The ChalkBoard Tee people say their site is "Under construction."

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ccarew (author)2011-06-20

Or, you could just go to TheChalkboardTee.com and get one that is already made for you. There are even instructions with the shirt for how to reuse it, along with the tube that it came in. : )

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Arendos (author)2011-02-25

The velcro doesn't seem too useful. Will the fabric get destroyed if i wash it?

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bmendoz2 (author)2011-01-05

these shirts are awesome
you can get then for $15 and free shipping at
www.madebybea.webs.com

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tokymaru (author)2010-11-16

to everyone down beneath me asking about making a shirt out of the chalkboard cloth, i would think it would be stiff and uncomfortable.

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Foaly7 (author)2010-11-10

It would be even better to make the whole shirt out of the chalkboard cloth, wouldn't it?

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dahlan (author)2010-09-19

Hi there have question ?

when you clean the T-Shirt does it get affected the Chalkboard or not ... mean can it be used again with the same effect

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Carleyy (author)2010-09-15

coolness! I should make one so we can write messages to each other at work!

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berky93 (author)2010-09-12

it would be a little cleaner looking if you cut a smaller rectangle out of the front of the shirt, made small slits in the corners, folded the edges over, pinned them, and then sewed the chalkboard fabric to the shirt from the inside, while at the same time sewing the folded over edges.

still a sweet project.

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nobrainer (author)2010-09-11

this thing is pretty cool, got to see it in person and frenzy too yesterday

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kcls (author)2010-09-10

That's cheating! You use chalkboard fabric, it would be 10x as awesome if you painted on the shirt with chalkboard paint!

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mr.incredible (author)kcls2010-09-11

You stole my comment. :-) Put cardboard/chipboard inside the shirt. Mask of a big square, and paint with chalkboard paint. Brilliant! My kids will love this!

I would use several coats to make it stiffer, and a more wash resistant application.

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frenzy (author)kcls2010-09-10


Version 2.0!

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oneoffworkshop (author)2010-09-11

Chalkboard Fabric is actually just Oilcloth, an old school way of making fabric waterproof before plastic was commonly available. There's a how-to here:

http://www.ehow.co.uk/way_5769140_diy-oil-cloth.html

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thank you

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glitterhoops (author)2010-09-11

amazon does not ship that cloth to canada..
anyone have an instructable on how to make it ourselves?

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farzadbayan (author)2010-09-11

Nice work ! Who is he you draw ?!

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beehard44 (author)2010-09-11

why not make a shirt of chalkboard fabric?

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craig3 (author)2010-09-11

what about making the whole shirt out off the stuff?

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salomon1996 (author)2010-09-10

that is sooo cool! :D

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