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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.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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

Step 2: Cut the fabric

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

Step 3: Attach velcro

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

Step 4: Posistion the square

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

Step 5: Sew on the velcro

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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!

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Create a cool design and you're done! Have fun with your nice new t shirt!
ccarew3 years ago
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. : )
Arendos3 years ago
The velcro doesn't seem too useful. Will the fabric get destroyed if i wash it?
bmendoz23 years ago
these shirts are awesome
you can get then for $15 and free shipping at
www.madebybea.webs.com
tokymaru3 years ago
to everyone down beneath me asking about making a shirt out of the chalkboard cloth, i would think it would be stiff and uncomfortable.
Foaly73 years ago
It would be even better to make the whole shirt out of the chalkboard cloth, wouldn't it?
areonaut3 years ago
im sooo gonna do this
areonaut3 years ago
im sooo gonna do this
dahlan3 years ago
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
Carleyy3 years ago
coolness! I should make one so we can write messages to each other at work!
berky933 years ago
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.
nobrainer3 years ago
this thing is pretty cool, got to see it in person and frenzy too yesterday
kcls3 years ago
That's cheating! You use chalkboard fabric, it would be 10x as awesome if you painted on the shirt with chalkboard paint!
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.
frenzy (author)  kcls3 years ago

Version 2.0!
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
thank you
amazon does not ship that cloth to canada..
anyone have an instructable on how to make it ourselves?
farzadbayan3 years ago
Nice work ! Who is he you draw ?!
beehard443 years ago
why not make a shirt of chalkboard fabric?
craig33 years ago
what about making the whole shirt out off the stuff?
salomon19963 years ago
that is sooo cool! :D