One of my dear friends asked me to come up with a gift for her twin nephews who like to draw. I knew I wanted to make some type of roll-up. I was inspired by Lotta Jansdotter‘s Tool Roll from her Simple Sewing book. Lindsay over at Lindsay Pindsay made a roll-up for her knitting needles inspired by the same pattern. Hers is similar to the one in the book.
I slightly modified the pattern to come up with a design I thought would work for the boys. So, here’s my take on it.
I filled them with some random items I have here at the house just to give my friend some ideas of what they can put in their roll ups. For the colored binding strips I just used some material from cut up t-shirts.
The outside fabric is from……..wait for it…………a curtain remnant. Let me guess, you weren’t surprised. I used the music print because, if my memory serves me correct, they are a part of a musical family of singers and musicians.
My friend just told me that the boys have been enjoying their roll ups. They love to sit and draw. That is all I can ask for. It feels so good to create an item that others will enjoy and are able to use. The boys have a birthday coming up in April and I will be making them messenger bags to hold their things.
Done any upcycling lately?