Chalkboard T-Shirt




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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

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!

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    21 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

    The and sites no longer seem to have any products for sale. I ordered one of these at I'm waiting to see if I actually get it.

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    8 years ago on Step 6

    Or, you could just go to 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. : )


    8 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

    these shirts are awesome
    you can get then for $15 and free shipping at


    8 years ago on Introduction

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


    8 years ago on Introduction

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


    9 years ago on Step 6

    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


    9 years ago on Introduction

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


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    9 years ago on Introduction

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


    9 years ago on Introduction

    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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    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.

    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:

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    9 years ago on Introduction

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


    9 years ago on Introduction

    what about making the whole shirt out off the stuff?