I would have preferred to put a zip in the top, but I didn't have the right size or colour, and it would have been very awkward to put it through the machine. So I have compromised with black velcro dots. This should work fine because the bag is quite deep so if it is not stuffed full, the contents should not fall out.
It is 10.5 inches square, not a shopping bag, but a handy size for everyday bits and pieces.
Quite cute, don't you think. I need to think of something else to make now, as I can't stop washing and saving the pouches, ha ha.