I had a sewing mate going into hospital for a serious operation.I wanted to make a gift for her. I saw these pen holders and had thought that it was a great idea. I bought a journal and made the pen holder and gave them to her. Everyone thought it was a great idea as it keeps the pen with the book and you can't lose it. I will be making some for myself as I can never find a pen when I need one. They are made out of vinyl which makes them easy to keep clean with just a wipe with a damp cloth. The Machine Embroidery Design came fromBuggalena.