For my birthday last year I received a roll for my knitting needles and I absolutely love it! It's so great to have everything in the one spot. I thought it would great to make one to gift. I chose 2 co-ordinating Umbrella Prints from Treehouse Textiles and Emma found me a matching neutral.
I found this great website with links to lots of different tutorials. I went through them all and considered sizes and pockets and also used my pouch to determine a template. I made this one larger than mine as the recipient uses straights as well as circulars.
I used the natural fabric so that you could easily see the needles sitting against it and I sewed a variety of different width pockets. The top pockets are hidden under the fold over flap - these are for the straight needles. The very bottom pockets are angled for different bits and bobs like scissors or a needle gauge. A tip if you ever make one - don't forget the fold over flap at the top to hold everything in! A couple of times I've rolled mine up without the flap folded in and it's a disaster if you pick it up as everything falls out!!
I used iron on wadding/batting to give the needle roll structure and ironed creases for the folds to make it roll up easier.