Small Projects

Felt Whiteboard Pen Holder

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Fed up of hunting around the house for your whiteboard pens? Keep them all organised and close to your board with this handy little holder that you can hang on the wall!

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Here’s what you’ll need to get started:

  • Felt
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Fabric shears
  • Pins
  • Pattern drafting paper
  • Whiteboard pens

To make the template for the whiteboard pen holder, we will start off drawing a rectangle onto our drafting paper measuring 10cm x 9cm. Then go ahead and draw another rectangle above that but this time measuring 14cm x 9cm. So now you should have one large rectangle and one smaller rectangle. Now for the top of the holder (where we will hang it up by), create a semi-circle. The height of the one I drew was 4.5cm. We will also cut out a circle from the middle of the semi-circle so that it can be hung up on a screw or nail on the wall.

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Now that you have your pattern drawn, we can pin that to our felt and cut the shape out (including the hole on the semi-circle). With the pattern still pinned to the felt, fold along the line draw on the pattern (this will let us know where the bottom of the holder will be). So now we have our fold line, we can remove the pins and the pattern and get started on sewing the sides up.

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For this step, we will be using a blanket stitch. If you have seen my previous Money Pouch post you will know how to do this step. However if not, don’t worry, click here for my Blanket Stitch Tutorial. I have used a couple of pins just to keep the edges lined up whilst I sew.

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I also recommend using the blanket stitch around the hole in the semi-circle. Doing this will just add more stability to the holder. Make sure you tie off your thread discreetly for a neat finish.

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And you’re done! If you have a go don’t forget to share your makes with us on Instagram @aboxofbuttons or on Twitter @aBoxofButtons! See you next time!


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