How to Make an Eraser for Your DIY Chalkboard

How to Make an Eraser

It’s easy as pie to make an eraser with just some recycled felt and super basic sewing skills.



1. Cut your felt into 4 equal-sized pieces, then stack those pieces up!

felt cut and stacked

2. Using a 1/2″  seam, sew around 3 sides of your stacked felt and almost all the way around the 4th side. You’ll want to leave about a 1″ opening, so you can insert your ric rac.

3. Grab your scissors or pinking shears and trim around the outside of your eraser, so the edges are nice and even.

pinking your felt

4. Fold your piece of ribbon or ric rac in half and insert the unfinished ends into the hole you left. Then, top stitch that hole closed to secure your loop in place, then use your machine to quilt the top of your eraser.

finishing your eraser

5. Take your metal hook and screw it into your frame, and you’re ready to hang your eraser.

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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  1. Thanks Becky. I live in UK, have 4 grandchildren who all like me drawing pics on my whiteboards (and they do their own). I need more whiteboard erasers, will try your idea for making chalkboard erasers… or rather, my wife has agreed to try it out – she does all the sewing! One of my grandkids lives in Oregon, so most of my drawing for him is on Skype.

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