I used the Tool Roll pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's Simple Sewing. I had this upholstery-type fabric in my stash and I thought the weight of it would be perfect for the rolls.
Since the pattern calls for ribbon to finish the edges of the roll and I didn't have any ribbon, I made some using extra fabric.
I love how you fold over the flap to enclose the tools so they don't fall out once the fabric is rolled up. It's like those fancy cases for chef's knives!
Here is my meager collection of knitting needles in their new case!
I ended up changing the pattern a bit because of my lack of ribbon. Instead of doing some weird thing with the top and bottom seams, I placed the inside piece with the pocket and the outside piece right-sides together and stitched around the edges, making sure to leave a small gap to pull the fabric right-side out. Then I pressed and edge stitched around the top flap. I think it worked out nicely! And even better, my mom loved her birthday present!