Designs for the Dorm

Send them off to the dorm cheerfully … or tearfully … with handmade gifts, designed to brighten up your college student’s room! They’ll brighten your spirits, too.


Lots of time will be spent in the car so help keep it neat with a car trash can. It fits over the gear shift handle keeping it in a handy place. So simple and quick, you could make one for yourself, too!    Car Trash Can Bin


With lots of reading to do, students will appreciate a handful of over-the-corner bookmarks. Making them from felt or scrapbook paper scraps you have in your stash. Your student will appreciate the resale value of their books when they pages aren’t dogeared.      Folk Inspired Felt and Paper Bookmarks


The Essential Accessories Bag  with it’s zippered compartments can hold lots of necessary items. Make it from fabric or leather for a more stylish look.


Embroidery hoops are a trendy wall accent. Here’s an organizational tool that will keep school supplies within reach.   Colorful Tool Organizer Wall Hoop 


There will be lots of laundry being dragged home so help your student corral it! Make one for small items and the others for bulky ones. Knowing how much laundry kids store up though, you might want to make several!

Scrappy Drawstring Bag   

Travel Size Laundry Bag 


You can’t go wrong with a Zippered and Scrappy Pencil Case

 Handmade decor pillow with appliqué circles

Students spend a lot of time in bed and need lots of pillows! Cover an 18” pillow form with circles stitched to coordinate with their bedding. To cut the circles quickly, this project uses an OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter. It features a zippered back so the covering is easy to wash.     Applique Circle Pillow Cover 

 Slice & Stitch: Last Minute Mug Rug with OLFA

Pair a new mug and instant coffee or teabags with a mug rug that should help keep spills and drips controlled.    Last Minute Mug Rug 


Recycle leather scraps into plant holders with macrame hangers to give the dorm room a cozy feel.    Upcycled Leather and Macrame Plant Hangers


Your environmentally conscious student will appreciate a stack of fabric napkins to use instead of wasteful paper ones.

Easy Breezy Cotton Napkins 


Use fun scrap fabrics and our OLFA Rotary Circle Cutter  to have coasters on hand in the dorm room when friends come to visit.   Scrappy Cottage Coasters

 Handmade pouch bag with pencils on it next to sewing machine

It doesn’t matter how old you are, school supplies and a place to hold them are the best part of back-to-school!     Supply Pouch 


Wishing all students a successful school year. They’ll be back home before you know it!