shall we say -- don't go there?
it was supposed to be a simple project
calculate how many pencils needed to be in the pencil roll
cut the fabric to the specified measurements
stitch it together
how hard could that be?
evidently much harder than I thought!
the attempted project is now residing in the "scraps for later use" pile, and I'm making up my own pattern (stamping the plain fabric with a design too)
pictures later when I can shout "SUCCESS"!