This clever idea was made from a 18 inch wide placement . For your budding student or artist in your life.
You need a placement/pins/ruler/shoelace/
Lay the place mat face down;fold the right edge over to be 2 inches short of the edge. Pin in place use a ruler and a washable marker to draw a parallel lines perpendicular to the fold,about 1 inch apart, Fold a shoelace in half,and tuck in its fold between the layers at the midpoint of one side. Next, sew up the two sides of the pouch the shoelace will be sewn in and along the parallel lines. Slide pencils into the compartments and roll the case toward the shoelace side and tie