Back-to-College Sewing Projects

August 7, 2017 in Projects

It’s that time of year again! The time when you or a loved one is sending their children off to college for the first time or for the final time! Although it seems as though it will never get easier saying goodbye to them in August, we have gathered a few fun sewing tutorials for college must haves that are guaranteed to make this transition easier for you and your child. Read on to get the scoop and then head to your sewing room to get started.



The Cottage Mama--Embroidered Towel Tutorial

As a college student, losing a towel in the laundromat is one of the worst feelings and happens more often than we realize. Thankfully, Lindsay Wilkes, The Cottage Mama has a solution! Send your child to college with a set of personalized towels. With your embroidery machine, you can easily add their name or monogram. This will make identifying a towel much easier and even add a special touch from home. Find further details on how to get started here.






The Sewing Loft--DIY Makeup Brush Kit

Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft has designed this perfect gift for the makeup lover heading off to college. As we know, it is rather hard and time consuming to keep your makeup brushes in order and in check, but with this makeup brush case video tutorial, you can help solve this problem for your college student. Watch the video to learn how to create and find more project instructions here.





Kelby Sews--Boxy Bag

Kelly Bowser from Kelby Sews has created and easy-to-follow tutorial to sew a boxy bag. These are perfect for the on-the-go student. Whether they are going to class, to work, study or to the gym these bags make a great place to store the necessities and other valuables. They are just the perfect size and can be easily personalized to fit anyone’s style. Find the project details here. 





Lia Griffith--Faux Fur Pillows

Faux fur has become an enormous trend in home decor and has been very popular among young adults. That being said, this faux fur pillow tutorial created by Lia Griffith, is the perfect way to modernize and decorate your college students dorm or apartment. Find the instruction here.  Plus if they love the faux fur theme for their room, you can also add a throw blanket too. Lia has a tutorial for that as well! See it here.





The Sewing Loft--Fabric Laundry Bags

“Where would I be without a fabric laundry bag” is one of the main questions college students ask themselves after doing laundry on their own for the first time away from home. With the help from Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft, she makes creating one easy as 1-2-3. This simple tutorial is easy to create for all sorts of laundry sorting like intimate or socks. Help them conquer laundry this year by making these fabric bags with her tutorial here.





Elizabeth Cecchettini--Insulated Lunch Bag

Elizabeth Ceccettini brings us a much needed tutorial on how to create a personalized insulated lunch bag. When running to and from one activity to another, a college students finds little time to have a sit down meal. This lunch bag that is easy to carry around even at the busiest times. Keep your meals cold and your student’s feet moving! Find tutorial instructions here!



U-Create Crafts--School Supply Organizer Tutorial

The ladies over at U-Create Crafts put together this neat project to keep your student organized. With this school supply organizer tutorial, a messy college student can become a clean one with only a few steps. This quick and easy tutorial will ensure that their organization skills will improve. Get started here.





Skip to My Lou--Easy Sewn Zippered Pouch Tutorial

This easy sewn zippered pouch from Skip to My Lou, is a great gift for your college student. Made with extra love, these pouches can store anything from chargers to highlighters. Staying organized and having everything you need at the tip of your fingers are essential to the success at school. Make sure your loved one who is venturing off into the big world is prepared at any moment with this personalized zipper pouch! Learn how here.




Amy's Creative Side--Coffee Koozie

Amy Ellis brings us the perfect and easy-to-make gift for your college loved one. The brightly colored 2 1/2″ squares will without a doubt brighten up anyone’s day. With the constant extracurricular activities and school work the college life brings, coffee is more than often a must have when trying to juggle everything. Find the details here and watch the video the Fat Quarter Shop created to show you how to create one in thirty minutes!




The Cottage Mama--Embroidered Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial

This embroidered reusable snack bag created by The Cottage Mama, is the perfect on-the-go item that you can create for a college student in just a few easy steps. Say goodbye to disposable snack bags and say hello to these cute reusable bags! Around campus, it is nice to have something to snack on throughout the day and what a better way to do this then in style! Find project instructions here. In addition, watch The Cottage Mama create here in this free Sew at Home class.



That wraps up our Back-to-College sewing projects round-up. Do you know any great projects to make for a college student? Share with us below in the comments. Check back soon for more sewing fun here on Totally Stitchin!

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