The EPP Storage Carry All (pattern by Lynette Anderson Designs) is filled to the brim with pockets galore, including lots of plastic ones with zippers. The original pattern uses continuous zipper, but as I didn't have any I used TWELVE separate zippers instead. I've already started sorting out a few of my EPP papers and templates - these plastic pockets are really useful, and the zippers keep everything safe and secure...
...the Carry All opens out to reveal even more pockets, closed by zippers. The plastic pockets are all neatened by binding strips that are added to the top and bottom. I found using baking parchment underneath the plastic a great help as it prevented the plastic from sticking to the sewing machine. Also a really sharp needle helps, and I used a Superior Titanium Topstitch size 70 needle to sew through all the layers. The titanium needles keep really sharp, and it sewed through everything really easily. I also used a walking foot to sew the binding on the plastic as that helps, and Lynette recommends using a teflon foot...
...anyone else making this please note there is a missing instruction in the construction of the pocket panel. The pattern says once the pocket panel is completed, attach it to the wadding and lining by stitching vertical dividing lines on the plastic through all layers but omits an instruction for sewing along the binding ABOVE the zipper to ensure the contents stay in the individual pockets. Lynette is aware and apparently this has been amended for the next print run. Also, some of the wadding for the pocket panels is missing from the cutting instructions (says cut x1 of each size and you need x2 of each size). Finally, there are instructions in the pattern for making the plastic pocket that goes on top of the slip pocket but it is missing from the cutting instructions. Hope that helps!
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