So, after I bought my new pen (thanks Julikko!), I looked around at a few designs, nabbed some soft felt and as "manly" a ribbon as I could conjure at the local fabric place and slapped this together on my wife's sewing machine. I think I spent less than $5 on the materials and had way more material than I needed (with the extra, I'd be half tempted to make a few more for gifts... were my sewing less sketchy). Anyway, thought it was an fun idea for any pen enthusiasts on a "budget."
If I can remember correctly, I made the Pen slots 6" tall, the thing itself is about 12" wide (which left enough room to accommodate 6 pens with the size slots I decided on - do the math, heh). The flap at the top is about 3" so it overlaps the pens and ensures they won't fall out if they become dislodged. Felt is good for this because it has a little heft and is nice and absorbent (should the misfortune of a leak occur), but I imagine it could be done with flannel and other soft sorts of fabrics.
Anyway, I'm all proud of myself and thinking about how I'm going to make the next one. If anyone wants plans, let me know. I'll throw some kind of instructions together.
Edited by pressurewave, 02 July 2007 - 15:27.