Lift up flap:
Ta da! This is what I made for C for Christmas, at his own request: something to hold his good set of chisels. His only preferences were "Red and black." So, I made a roll-up case similar to a knitting needle or paintbrush case. For some reason, with all the hulabaloo around the holidays, I just couldn't seem to get my brain around this project. I had parts of it cut out and there they sat, unable to be put together until last week when I finally sat down and it all fell into place, essentially winging it as I went along. It looks blue in these pictures but the denim is actually black. There is a double layer of fabric where the chisels slide in because these are SHARP! Leather would probably have worked best.
It was immediately whisked off to the shop and here is where I found it, a top one of the stain covered workbenches. It won't be long before this is covered in a thick layer of sawdust and/or overspray from putting finish on cabinetry and furniture. Still, it was fun to make it something more than utilitarian only.
This is actually the first year we've given Christmas presents to eachother in quite awhile.