While out shopping with my sister over the holidays, I explained to her what I was looking for. She looked at me a little oddly and said, "Can't you make that yourself?" DUH! Of course I can! Okay, well not 'of course', but more ' yeah, I think I can figure it out.'
As soon as the house cleared of holiday guests, I got to work. And I knew the perfect fabric for it too. ExLibris by Alison Glass. I rarely get all "I must have that fabric or I will die" about fabrics or fabric lines, but this one was the exception. I didn't buy a lot, but I bought some. :D I knew it would be perfect for this project too.
So here it is, my two row, foldable or rollable pencil case holder.
I used the Art Theory panel in charcoal for the cover and Geometry in Sunset, with a bit of Kona Charcoal, for the interior. Love.
- Not add any batting -- makes it too bulky
- I'm still debating whether it would have been better to make one long roll or the two rows. The two rows keep it compact when it's laid out, but bulky to roll up. One row would make it really long for laying out, but maybe a little less bulky. The reality is it will be bulky regardless when there are that many pencil crayons.
- Also debating whether I should have done ties rather than a button.
I suspect that whenever I take this out, my kidlets will be commandeering it. Hmm, maybe some new rollups are in order...