Sew a Chalk Cloth Calendar - The Crafty Girl's Way to Get Organized

5 years ago

Lately I’ve been in great need of a bit of organization in my life.

I’ve been offering so many classes at the new store that it proved tricky to keep track of what classes I was teaching when.

So I made myself a calendar. 

A ginormous chalkboard calendar to hang over my check out counter. 

To make the calendar I started with a piece of chalkboard cloth (you can find some at Stitchology if you are inclined to make a calendar of your own). 

I spent some time with my super long ruler carefully marking straight lines. Then I came in with a little fabric glue and rick rack to make the spaces for the days.

 

Once the glue was all dried up I printed out the days of the week on paper, gussied them up with a little fabric and glued to the calendar. 

To finish up I printed out numbers and month titles and attached them to Velcro so I can move them around and switch them up each month.

And Voila, I have a super cool, super versatile, super big calendar to help keep me organized!

And the best part, each month all I have to do is wipe it clean with a damp cloth and start all over!

Plus it's fun to decorate.

 Bonus!

If you have any leftover scraps of the Chalkboard cloth, you can use them to cut out a fun shape and sew it to the front of your favorite tots t-shirt. You, know, so she can let you know exactly how she is feeling that day!

 Happy Sewing! ~Melisa & Cordelia

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