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Unisex 12 oz. Canvas Book Tote Reviews

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Review Summary

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 stars
75%
4 stars
15%
3 stars
7%
2 stars
1%
1 star
1%
87
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93%
recommended
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  • 70% Heat transfer
  • 10% Keep it blank
  • 10% Screen printing
  • 5% Embroidery
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  • 62% Personal use
  • 13% Events
  • 3% School
  • 3% Uniform
  • 21% Other
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FINALLY!! This bag is the best out of the rest!
from Lisa on Tue, May 22, 2018

Let me start by saying, I have a shop on a popular website and I make trick-or-treating/school/lunch/whatever bags with iron-on labels. I have been buying and returning, buying and returning, for as long as I can remember. From this website, another company, Amazon--everywhere. I could not find a bag with DECENT stitching! I am very nit picky when it comes to the stitching on all items I receive, being that I am a sewer (sew-er). These are the FIRST bags I have received where the stitching is an 8 out of 10. Every single bag I received before these were -4 out of 10. The only thing I don't like about this bag, which is not a problem, really, is the gussett. I make these bags for kids and I'm not sure if a big book tote would be very versatile to them. We shall see. I'm just thankful I have finally found a GOOD bag with GOOD craftsmanship.

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Great bag for all of your items!
from Ashley on Fri, Jan. 25, 2019

At first I thought I'd be disappointed with this bag as I was opening my order. But once I got it out and "fluffed up" it was awesome! I went about seeing how much yarn I could fit in it, and let me tell you what I found. PLENTY! Plenty of yarn, books, food, drinks, anything you can think of! I haven't tried HTV on it yet, because I'm trying to think of the perfect design. But the bag itself is great!

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I use these instead of paper gift bags
from Grace on Mon, Dec. 5, 2011

I use these instead of paper gift bags. They are very good quality and launder well. Everyone seems to appreciate recieving them. My mother still carries hers where ever she goes. I also embroidered one for my grand-daughter's Trick-or-Treat bag.

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Perfect Size!
from Sherry on Sun, Mar. 25, 2018

Perfect size for a small beach bag. Material is perfect for heat transfer! I would highly recommend!

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I love this tote!
from Kimberly on Wed, Nov. 29, 2017

I used this tote to make matching tote bags with my tees. I used HTV and it worked perfectly! I would definitely recommend this item.

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I'm an artist and I've been painting images on the Black bags for resale....the product takes the paint very well and is well received by customers....I only wish I could get the same bag in a smaller size....12oz canvas and in a size maybe 10X10 or smaller.....and I'd love to have a 12oz canvas wine tote.....in black or natural color....thanks for the opportunity to express my opinion about your product....Maryanne / Abita Springs, La
from Maryanne on Tue, Nov. 17, 2009

I'm an artist and I've been painting images on the Black bags for resale....the product takes the paint very well and is well received by customers....I only wish I could get the same bag in a smaller size....12oz canvas and in a size maybe 10X10 or smaller.....and I'd love to have a 12oz canvas wine tote.....in black or natural color....thanks for the opportunity to express my opinion about your product....Maryanne / Abita Springs, La

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Awesome Bags
from Stacy on Thu, Mar. 1, 2018

These bags made perfect gifts for my grandkids daycare teachers. Just the right size to be functional for a young teacher. Thanks JiffyShirts

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Great large bag
from Jessica on Sat, Sep. 8, 2018

Perfect large bag to hold lots of candy at Halloween. Ironed on with glow-in-the-dark HTV with no issues.

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Heavy enough for embroidering
from Grace on Wed, Nov. 18, 2009

heavy enough for embroidering. going green this christmas. using these instead of christmas wrapping.

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Very nice heavy canvas and well made.
from Laurie on Thu, Aug. 12, 2010

Very nice heavy canvas and well made.

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Sturdy canvas bags
from Miriam on Sat, May 18, 2019

I've ordered this brand before but it was a 9oz. These ones are 12oz and feel as sturdy as the ones I've ordered before. They take htv great and I'm sure they wash well too (based on my experience with my previous bag). Size is great and fits well in my shoulder. Some have differences in width but only between 1/4"-1/2" if that matters to you. I got these for a fair and my customers loved them. I can't recommend these enough!

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My favorite tote!!
from Susan on Mon, Nov. 4, 2019

This is a great tote. Excellent quality and thickness of material. Has bottom and side gussets so it’s a great width. I decorated one with htv for a friend and she now uses it as her daily purse. I also used these to make halloween candy bags for my kids. Slightly smaller than the Gemline 117.

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Awesome thick and good quality tote bags
from Adwoa on Sat, June 29, 2019

These tote bags are great quality and thick canvas. They aren't too large and also not too small. My customers love them. It takes HTV very well. I would totally recommend them.

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Tote bag
from Wade on Tue, Jan. 16, 2018

Hand dyed and or print on it.

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Good but not what I expected
from Martha on Thu, May 3, 2018

I really like the thickness of the tote; however, there was some fraying along the top. I tried to trim some of it but it was still noticeable. I ordered these for a client and couldn't push myself to use them in an effort to avoid any dissatisfaction from them. The color is perfect and it's a decent size. I would have given it a full 5 star rating if it were not for the fraying, though.

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Well, it's about time to mention a great bag, veri flexible product to many clients
from Daniel on Thu, May 27, 2010

Well, it's about time to mention a great bag, veri flexible product to many clients. This is proper thicknes canvas. It will be better if a side pocket could be available for a cell phone or calculator, pen, keys, glasses.
Great product will buy more. Price is right. Cost more than the 6OZ but i get lots more bag. With my embroidery it increases it's value and clients like it.

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Good size
from Christina on Sat, May 4, 2019

The bag in general is a very nice bag. I love the shape and weight but it did give me fits trying to press my vinyl to it. I do need a pressing pillow but even with putting something inside it’s like it wouldn’t take the vinyl.

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Very nice
from Maria on Sun, Apr. 15, 2018

I really like these canvas bags. The blue is so pretty. Worth the extra cost compared to the cheaper options. They are thick and heavy. I use them for work to carry folders and books. I plan on personalizating but haven’t yet!!

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Wonderfully Sturdy Tote Bags
from Joan on Mon, Apr. 8, 2019

First time time try these bags so I did I test run with HTV on a library tote for my grandson. The bag is the perfect size and appears to be quite sturdy. I plan on ordering more on upcoming order of personalized bags.

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Very nice quality, heavy duty tote
from Dana on Thu, Dec. 27, 2012

Very nice quality, heavy duty tote. I love this bag! Unfortunately for me, I find them very difficult to screen print on...they aren't smooth enough I guess. But as totes go, they're exceptional.

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OK tote bag
from Shirley on Tue, Aug. 29, 2017

Wanted this tote bag BE008 for a Halloween project, though the orange is more of a red orange than in the pic. Not quite the Halloween orange I was going for, however, great bag, nice thick canvas.

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Sturdy!
from Brent on Sun, Apr. 8, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised as to the sturdiness of this bag. It’s hard to find canvas totes in black. It’ll work great for my purposes. If I had any feedback it would be to offer it a bit larger.

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Great sturdy bag, good price
from Jessica on Tue, May 14, 2019

I added some HTV to these as gifts for my kids teachers. It’s a nice thick, sturdy bag. HTV went on like a charm. Definitely would it again and highly recommend

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These bags are great for screen printing
from Amy on Sat, Apr. 14, 2012

These bags are great for screen printing. They are sturdy, well-made bags. Perfect for re-selling if you care about putting your work on quality materials.

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Nice little tote bag
from Andrew on Sat, Dec. 24, 2016

We used these to do a large order for a client. The bags are strong and durable thought a couple people did say they weren't as well made as they expected.

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Sturdy book tote.
from Trisha on Thu, Apr. 16, 2020

Holds about 3 binders and several books. Quite strong and the canvas is medium weight. I screen print on these and they turn out nicely.

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Nice, heavy tote
from Jennifer on Thu, June 11, 2020

I used this tote to customize for a friend. It turned out great! It's a very sturdy bag and she was very happy with it!

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Takes vinyl well
from Sandra on Sat, Jan. 25, 2020

I made a library bag with this and it was the perfect size. It holds the books well and the vinyl was easy to apply.

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Good size, good price
from Suzanne on Tue, Feb. 17, 2015

Good size, good price. I like this bag for screen printing. I am using this one for carrying papers home to grade.

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I love this yellow bag
from Jennifer on Thu, July 31, 2014

I love this yellow bag. The color is so vibrant! The material is strong and thick. I like a good canvas tote.

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Sturdy bag!
from Crystal on Mon, Oct. 9, 2017

I love this bag for its shape and durability, but not the best to screen print on due to seems in the front.

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Nice quality
from Sascha on Sat, Aug. 18, 2018

I used the bags for a client as their "swag bag". The vinyl adhered very well. Will definitely order again.

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Great quality for price
from Ryan on Mon, Nov. 18, 2019

great quality for the price. A thick sturdy bag hats great for any adventure and will hold many items.

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Great bag
from Nicole on Mon, Aug. 27, 2018

This is a nice size sturdy bag. It it held up to heat applied rhinestones, without changing colors.

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Excellent Quality, Heavy bag!
from Shannon on Thu, Oct. 4, 2018

These bags are more durable than expected! Excellent quality and perfect for so many uses!

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Great go-to tote!
from Duane on Fri, July 27, 2018

My customer loved this tote and it has a great design space for vinyl and rhinestone mesh!

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I have bought these before and will definitely buy them again, and my customers love them!
from Linda on Tue, Nov. 22, 2011

I have bought these before and will definitely buy them again, and my customers love them!

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Nice bag
from Danielle on Fri, May 17, 2019

This is a nice medium priced bag. I like that the seams are covered. It takes HTV nicely.

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These bags are great quality and work wonderful for embroidery
from Kristy on Wed, June 4, 2014

These bags are great quality and work wonderful for embroidery. My customers love them!!

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Canva bags
from Mariagni on Sat, June 2, 2018

love it Since i work in a school these bags are great to put my books and notesbooks

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Excellent tote!!
from Chrystal on Fri, May 18, 2018

Love these totes!! I plan to use it for teacher gifts, but haven't decorated yet.

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These bags are awesome for embroidery
from Kristy on Sun, Nov. 2, 2014

These bags are awesome for embroidery! Nice size and a big hit with my customers.

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I love all the colors , this product is great for the price
from Billy on Wed, Nov. 21, 2012

i love all the colors , this product is great for the price . heat transfer .

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Great Gricery bags
from Virginia on Mon, Dec. 10, 2018

Roomy. Arrived quickly. Exactly as advertised. I’m going to purchase more.

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I like the weight of the bag
from Jennifer on Sun, Nov. 25, 2012

I like the weight of the bag. I wish this weight cam with wider bottom.

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Great bag , you can use these bags for a long time and they wash well
from Burien on Thu, May 15, 2014

Great bag , you can use these bags for a long time and they wash well

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Easy to embroidery<br />i would line it for stability<br />nice size
from Carolyn on Wed, Nov. 21, 2012

easy to embroidery
i would line it for stability
nice size

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This bag for the price is great quality and holds rhinestones well!
from Brandi on Thu, Nov. 19, 2009

This bag for the price is great quality and holds rhinestones well!

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Perfect
from Debbie on Mon, Sep. 30, 2019

I bought these bags to make gifts for teachers. They seem durable.

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These bags are great for embroidery
from Kristy on Sun, May 11, 2014

These bags are great for embroidery! Great size and great price!

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