alright, so here are my needle rolls FINALLY!! i stayed up many many late nights til 2 am working on these or forcing my parents(yeah right, i really had to twist their arms) to babysit my daughter so i could work on them during the day. they're slightly wrinkled yet b/c i haven't had time to iron them yet but i will tomorrow b/c i gotta wrap em already for xmas. making them wasn't technically difficult besides the fact i screwed up measurements, (thats what i get for making them when i'm tired) i think if i were to make them again though i'm going to do a lot simpler. i also have this posted in the knitting needle/crochet hook roll along but thought i'd post it here too. if its in the wrong spot though, feel free to move it. oh, i also have to mention i loosely based my needle roll on this tutorial by lupinbunny http://lupinbunny.blogspot.com/2007/02/needle-roll-tutorial.html. basically i followed the tute in how she sewed her pockets and then i made up my own measurements.
the first one is for my SIL.
the outside fabric
inside pockets-i messed up a bit on this one so i had to tack on some extra purple at the top. still turned out alright i guess...not as happy with the needle rolls as i thought i'd be. of course, i am my own worst critic. also for some reason the sides look wonky in the pic but they're not in real life.
the second one is for my MIL
inside pockets--screwed up this one too and had to add more chickens at the top but thankfully it turned out a little better than the other one.
now last but not least is the one for my mom
this is actually how i did the flap. all i did was sew a line across the whole roll about 2 in. down so that it made almost a crease and its easy to fold down.
here they are all rolled up