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Personalized Laundry Bag

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television


As virtually any college student can attest, even the smallest space-saving solutions can make a big difference in a dorm room. To help maximize a college-bound student’s living quarters, equip him or her with a handy, personalized laundry bag.






  • Laundry bag

  • Scissors

  • Suggested Materials: 

    Fabric pencil

  • Iron-on patch

  • Iron

  • Vinyl drafting eraser

  • Utility knife

  • Fabric paint

  • Stamp

  • Heat'n Bond

  • Print fabric

  • Rickrack

  • Varsity letters


  1. To make, create a stencil of the student’s initials. Use a fabric pencil to trace the letter onto an iron-on patch, and fuse it to the laundry bag with a hot iron. 

  2. Alternately, you can trace the initials backwards onto a large vinyl drafting eraser, then carve around the letters with a utility knife. Brush fabric paint onto the stamp, print it onto the laundry bag, and set with an iron for about 30 seconds.

  3. Another idea is to use a fusing agent such as Heat and Bond, which can be fused onto a square of print fabric. Cut the letter out of the fabric, peel the paper backing off, and affix it to the laundry bag using an iron.

  4. You can also use rickrack to create initials or purchase varsity letters.

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