What fun fabric and nice job on custom-making to fit your needs! The twill tape across the top really adds to keeping the pens safe and secure (pretty design, too!)...
I would be worried carrying around a roll of my fountain pens...with my luck, I would lose the whole lot instead of one or two at a time (don't ever hand the check out girl your pen because you might forget to get it back!
Do you use ink cartridges or must you fill them from a well? I love the new colors in inks, but still prefer blue the most...it matches my pen!
Thanks, Alwaysinmyroom! The butterflies are actually part of a ribbon I got from JoAnn in one of those $1 bins. I had to sew it on very carefully but it turned out well. I knew I wanted to have something pretty for the folded over edge to protect the pens. I do fret sometimes that I am carrying too much precious cargo in my purse but I figure it is extra motivation to hold on tight to my bag!
I also never let anyone else handle my fountain pens (well, except one trusted friend) but I use expendable ball points for forms and things like that. I fill the charger from my ink well but I do go through ink bottles pretty fast. I like the cartridges but I don't like cleaning and flushing the pens too often so I just stick with nice blue usually.
Thanks, yopidou & Taramor! I'm glad that you like the roll-up and find it inspiring. Somebody posted on my blog (I have a post including this piece up) that the roll-up inspired them too. The fabric inspired me. I knew when I saw it that I had to make it in to a pen holder but it took me a while to imagine the design I came up with. Thanks for commenting, everyone!