Sew a Chalk Cloth Calendar - The Crafty Girl's Way to Get Organized
By TheCordeliaFiles on January 19, 2012
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.
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