Ever since I got into this writing love affair my ball pen collection has grown tremendously. So much that I currently have 3 pencil cases and an array of cups housing different writing utensils from brush pens to mono-liners to fountain pens. And wait there's more -- my collection is growing every day. As I write this I've got a Pilot Prera on its way as well as a replacement nib for my Lamy Safari Demonstrator that got damaged a few days ago.
So the growing concern now is -- where to store my babies??
I didnt want to lug around another pencil case because it was bulky and took so much space in my already cramped hand bag. So I thought why not a pen roll? A pen roll is like a big placemat that has individual sleeves where you can place your pens then after which it is rolled and tied together so everything stays in place. Pen rolls dont come cheap and materials can come in the form of ultra luxe like leather or to the simple but cute cotton prints.
I didnt want to spend big buck for another pencil case. So I researched in my number one resource- YOUTUBE- for a way to simplify or DIY a pen roll. Luckily I was able to find a really simple video by CheapbutChic1 (I will link below dont worry!). At first I didnt think I could do it since I have very little experience with sewing crafts. But I remembered that I bought a really cheap electric sewing machine off Lazada last year and it has just been gather dust so far.
After watching the video 10 times and convincing myself that I COULD really DIY this, I set out to look for my materials. Luckily, Pacific Gaisano has a simple but complete collection of textiles on the 4th floor. I was able to get this really cute print off their cotton line which is normally used to make PJs. I paid only Php 65 for half a meter of cloth. Additionally I bought yellow ribbon (Php6/meter) and Fell On (Php8.50 for half a meter) to reinforce the cotton and make sure it can withstand the beating of carrying my heavy pens.
In totality the materials cost me Php79.50.
How can you beat that when pen rolls go for a couple of hundreds in online craft stores!
Before posting the Youtube Video I'm going to make a disclaimer -- it doesnt really talk about making a pen roll but more of a make-up brush roll but I thought I could adjust the sizes of the sleeves, follow the same procedure and make my own roll. Also I added photos of my finished product. Look how pretty it is and it took literally very little effort!
So before you click play read the few changes I made to customize the make up brush roll into a legit PEN ROLL:
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