Message from Michele - I have always struggled with what to do with my thread, scissors, pattern, etc. as I am stitching a project. This is the answer. The inside pockets are large enough to store a full sized pattern and the project itself. There is a small top pocket and a zipper pockets for extra thread and scissors. The best part - the individual thread pockets to hold your threads. As I was designing the pattern I made several prototypes. Now, I have all my project together in one place. When I need to go, I can pick it up and go. I know all my stitching friends will want one - or more.