Cleo stands on her own with pockets, pockets, pockets - four exterior and two interior. She won't let you down and fall over. She's a caddy and not a shoulder bag. Don't try to throw her over your shoulder, she prefers to swing next to you. The Cleo Yarn Caddy is perfect for a medium size project. We threw this bag in a front loading washing machine and let it air dry. It looks fantastic! It is a bit softer, but it is still stiff enough to stand up. The inside includes a zip pocket and an open pocket for smaller tools. 8" wide and 12.5" tall.