I loved the idea of a roll-up pencil case so set about making one.
First, take one sheet of A4 paper and draw round it on a piece of fabric (curtain fabric is ideal)...
then round off the corners...
that's about as technical as the pattern making got.
I quilted the lining fabric (a skirt lining) and added a partition for several pencils. To do that I inserted a pencil into the lining and using a zipper foot just sewed nice and close alongside it. At least I know they fit!
I finished it off with shop-bought (gasp!) bias binding around the edges.
And added a piece of matching ribbon to the back to tie it up with.
I also learned how to prevent ribbon ends from fraying by melting them!
One completed roll-up pencil case: