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Top 6 Tips For Creating Awesome Canvas Totes

There are so many options to choose from when purchasing a giveaway or GWP.  We often promote our trend-setting features like tassels, metallic fabrics, and colorful flair to help make your brand stand out.  However, when it comes to custom printed canvas tote bags keeping it simple will keep you on top. Consumers love them because of their simplicity and practicality!  You will love them because they are very cost efficient.

So how do you choose the perfect promotional canvas tote bag for your company?  We are sharing our top 6 tips!

#6. Simple Shapes

Flat bags or simple square/rectangular body styles are usually top sellers because of their universality.  They can fit books, electronics, beach gear, almost anything… and consumers are used to these simple shapes. They are approachable and easy to grab-and-go.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/tweed-canvas-flat-bag-shoulder-tote (top left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/most-popular-10-oz-cotton-tote-bag (top right)

https://www.femmepromo.com/strong-hold-sturdy-10-oz-cotton-shoulder-tote (bottom left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/6-oz-natural-cotton-canvas (bottom right)

#5. Fun Designs

Canvas bags are popular for their simplicity, but don’t be afraid of color or creativity.  Although natural canvas color is more affordable than colored canvas material, you can utilize colorful artwork or edge-to-edge printing to create a lovely, colorful, and playful affect for maximum eye-catching brand exposure.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/7-oz-natural-canvas-tote-with-edge-to-edge-printing (left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/7-oz-natural-canvas-tote-with-edge-to-edge-printing-large (right)

#4. Bigger isn’t Always Better…

Lightweight bags are durable and useful for giveaways and expos. They are affordable and will last a long time. Granted, the bags may not feel premium or luxe, but they absolutely do the job and are keepers for many years. Choose one of our lightweight custom canvas totes.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/6-oz-lightweight-natural-color-cotton-tote (left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/simple-and-affordable-100-cotton-tote-15-x-17 (right)

For bags with a more retail-appeal, like one you would find in a department store, we recommend 8 oz minimum. Our most popular totes for the retail-look is usually 10 oz or 12 oz cotton canvas weight.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/the-everything-cotton-shoulder-tote (left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/signature-canvas-12-oz-zippered-tote (right)

#3 …But Sometimes it is

If you insist on great weight, we have a few options that are 14 oz and up.  A great feature of our heavier bags are the handles, which are designed to handle the weight with ease.  The handles are both functional and add to the aesthetics of the bag. Check out our heavyweight promotional canvas bags.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/heavyweight-14-oz-cotton-zippered-tote-with-enhance-handles (top left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/heavyweight-14-oz-cotton-hard-bottom-tote-bag (top right)

https://www.femmepromo.com/heavy-16-oz-laminated-cotton-canvas-tote-with-leatherette-handles (bottom left)

#2.A Little Style Never Hurt Anyone

We already pointed out that you don’t have to shy away from color or fun design, but you shouldn’t be afraid of a little style either!  The easiest way to have a stylish bag is to choose one with interesting handles. We have a lot of stylish promotional tote bags to choose from! You can also choose a two-tone bag or mixed-media bag that has canvas and another material.

Shop these bags here:

https://www.femmepromo.com/colorplay-brilliant-12-oz-tote-bag (top left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/resort-canvas-tote-bag-with-leather-straps (bottom right)

https://www.femmepromo.com/jute-and-cotton-tote-with-leather-strap-handles (bottom left)

https://www.femmepromo.com/canvas-and-jute-two-tone-designer-beach-bag (top right)

#1. You Can’t Go Wrong with a Shoulder Length Handle!

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a canvas bag for a giveaway for GWP, but the most important thing to think about is handle length.  Shoulder length handles make promotional bags so functional and easy to use- your clients and customers will thank you!

Shop our large selection of affordable and fashion forward printed and wholesale totes here including shoulder length handle bags here

July 25, 2018

Creating a Custom Bag From Scratch

Bags, totes, and cosmetic pouches are among the most popular and most customizable promotional products our there. Corporations hand them out, trade show booths are filled with them, and everyone is familiar with the gift with purchase cosmetic bags that companies like Clinique and Lancome offer. There are 2 ways to create a custom bag campaign. The first option is to choose from a pre-existing selection of cute, designer bags and totes. This is referred to as “stock bags” because we already have the bags readily available in stock, and we are able to easily imprint or embroider, within certain parameters, upon request.

The second option is to create your own bag from start to finish, with your choice of colors, fabrics, dimensions, and design. If you can’t find exactly what you’re looking for in the stock bags, this option gives you the ability to create the perfect bag from scratch! In the design process, you’re able to pick and choose the color that matches your brand perfectly, the dimensions that are the most functional, the material that ties it all together, and a number of other design details to make your bag exactly what you want.

Stock bags are slightly more cost effective, approximately $0.20-$1.50 cheaper per bag, depending on the bag. However, they are not necessarily faster to produce, as many people tend to believe. Because we produce custom bags domestically, they can be completed within 2-3 weeks! Creating a custom bag with your own signature design can be very rewarding and, of course, fun! It’s definitely worth paying a little extra to have the perfect bag.

Check out some of our custom bag projects below. Take notice of the variety – the sky is the limit! We can do allover imprints, make use of different fabric patterns, include unique details, and much much more!

Patent ToteCanvas Make-upVinyl Carry Cosmetic BagNylon Cosmetic Pouch

Vinyl Cosmetic BagCosmetic Cylinder CaseSublimated ToteNylon with Satin


Melissa, Marketing Associate

Posted by Melissa, Marketing Associate

February 10, 2010

Our Custom Tote Bag Debuts in Glamour Magazine

We’re excited to share with you our first debut in a national women’s fashion publication – Glamour magazine!  During the month of October, national Breast Cancer Awareness month, our client, Pandora Jewelry, launched their highly successful awareness campaign, co-branded with well-known Susan G. Komen.  From concept to completion, we presented, mocked-up, produced a prototype, and completely delivered a large scale campaign nation-wide, which produced one of the best promotional campaigns for Pandora Jewelry.  The added buzz was a bonus.  These delightful reversible neoprene totes were so successful that over a month before the promotion even launched, the bags were sold out and our client had to order more.  The second shipment sold out just as quickly, but customers continually called in trying to find other ways to get them.

Check out the awareness ad in Glamour magazine this past October, 2009:

Glamour Ad

One of our final mock-up’s before prototyping:

Mock-up of bag before prototyping

Fine construction, durable materials, fashion-forward concept and design… we are proud of the quality work that our clients can count on time and again! :D

Sidney, Manager

Posted by Sidney, Managing Director

November 30, 2009


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