Hi Carol...Yes, this particular roll-up is done on an embroidery machine - BUT...it would be easy to draft one (no pattern needed, just blocks of fabric) to stitch with a basic sewing machine. It is all straight stitches!
The ones I am making require 2 pieces of fabric 6 1/2 X 8 1/2 and one piece 6 1/2 X 10 plus 24 inches of narrow ribbon for the tie.
One piece of the smaller fabric is the lining, one is the back. The larger piece is folded in half to make the pockets (61/2 X 5 when folded). Just stitch a straight line across the width of the lining piece (right side of fabric up) to mark where the pockets will go. Then add the pocket piece on top, at the line, folded edge at that line. Stitch it down the sides and make 2 or 3 pockets by stitching through all layers up to the top of that folded piece. Add the ribbon at one side about at the top of the pocket (fold ribbon in half and stitch it right at the side seamline. Now, tape that ribbon so it won't get caught in the side seams and add the backing piece, right side down on top of everything. Stitch the side seams, all around, leaving an opening for turning. Trim seams & corners, turn right side out and close the opening with topstitching or hand stitching. Lots of practice sewing straight seams here - as well as learning to hand-stitch an opening closed. Should be easy for the girls - especially if you pre-cut the fabric pieces. I used up some scraps from other projects on my sample. Let us know how it goes!
Grammie to 10 darlings, ages 5 to 25 years plus 1 step-darling (she is 14)! Mom to 5, ages 47 to 54!