Sometimes you need to take your crafts on the road (crops, vacations) or just have a “mobile craft room” to store your goodies out of the way. My friends, let me introduce you to the coolest new rolly bag EVER, the We R Memory Keepers – 360 Crafter’s Bag!
Here’s how they describe it on the website:
Organize and store crafting supplies in style with this adorable multi-functional crafter’s bag. Made from a two-toned printed fabric, it adds style and sophistication to storing crafting supplies. It’s the first crafter’s bag with top-of-the-line 360 wheels making it easier to take on the go. With dozens of multi-sized pockets, there’s plenty of space to store lots of crafting supplies. And with removable storage pockets and sturdy zippers, it’s easy to take out just what’s needed for the project at hand. The built-in accordion pockets help store paper by theme, color or project type, and the latched pockets help to see what’s inside the bag while cropping. The 360 Crafter’s Bag & Crafter’s Storage Bag will start shipping this spring.
So let me start out by saying that I don’t go to crops. (Mostly because I’m a non-traditional scrapbooker.) But I DO travel quite a bit and I love to bring my crafty goodies along with me! Also, as a frequent traveler to HSN, I often have to bring finished craft samples, supplies, and props to and from the studio. Now the Crafters 360 Bag is my new “go-to” carry on to bring all of those items, organized and in style!
We R Memory Keepers actually has a great video for you- so take a peek at it:
Let me show you some photos I took in the studio. I CANNOT BELIEVE the amazing storage in this bag!
First, you open the front zipper compartment. Along the inside wall there are scads of mes compartments-small and larger- perfect for scissors, punches, and small tools. The mesh seems very sturdy and you can see through it so that you can identify what is in there.
The OUTSIDE wall of the front zippered pocket has these cool see-through vinyl zippered pouches. There are different sizes of these, too- and do you see the snaps? They SNAP into the bag so that you can organize it for transport, but then just snap it out and use it on the your table. Then snap it back it and POOF- you are ready to go! Brilliant design.
On each side there are two side wings- with more mesh pouches. Now, if you were using this for travel, you could also fit your shoes in here, or your jewelry. This is a great feature, as often the sides of a bag are kind of dead space. So smart!
Now, when you unzip the MAIN compartment, there are two straps that you also need to unbuckle. In the above photo, I have unbuckled them (it’s a simple press-release lock) and the whole front lies flat. Here you see MORE see-through vinyl pouches. I especially love that long one that you can use for rulers or knitting needles! These also snap in. Along the sides are MORE mesh pouches, too. and the back straps hold in a zippered paper storage pouch.
The zippered pouch can be completely removed…and pardon me, but I’m going to use this to hold my iPad! It has just enough padding to cushion it (or pages with delicate embellishments.) And I love that it has it’s own buckle straps to keep it in place.
Now, some of the details here I just LOVE. Like this slide-out ID tag on the back zip pocket. Oh, wait- I did I mention that it has ANOTHER zip pocket on the back?? Yes, yes it does. And it’s the perfect size for a small cutting mat.
Plus the handle telescopes up and is VERY sturdy. I roll through airports monthly, and this handle is sturdier than my regular luggage. Just sayin’.
The bag measures about 11 inches deep- but that is empty. It might pouf out a bit when you jam it full of goodies!
I measures 20 inches wide and 19 inches high- which puts it right in line with carry-on luggage sizing. Also in this photo, you can see the durable 360 double spinner wheels. This makes it easy to navigate on a show floor or airport. Instead of having to pull it behind you, you can “walk” it along side you, guiding it with the handle. Its SO much easier to handle.
Oh, and remember how I said I loved the little details? Well, here’s another: that handle on the bottom that makes it easy to pull out of the overhead compartment. Again, smart design makes all the difference.
Now, let’s not forget that there is a companion shoulder bag- . You can buy them together on HSN, or separately other places (including at Amazon, using our affiliate links below. AND you get a great deal!) They do work beautifully together.
The Crafter’s Shoulder Bag
15.5 inches wide, 17″ high and 3 .75 inches deep. It coordinates with the 360 bag, and there is a little discreet logo medallion on the outside. Not too big or showy.
It comes with a shoulder strap that latches onto the outsides for easy carrying. Nice sturdy metal buckles, too.
The back side has a velcro pocket with a zipper. ON THE BOTTOM. Why? SO you can do THIS!
Yup, just slide the back pocket over the telescoping handle to secure it to the 360 bag. Again, this makes it super-easy to “walk) your bag on a show floor, at a crop, or through an airport.
Now, you also have great storage in the shoulder bag. The front pocket has a little zip pouch and also pockets for pens, phones, etc.
INSIDE the bag you have more of those functional mesh pouches AND a removable accordion paper file! It snaps in for transport, but is easily removable so you can move it to your workspace. I’m going to use it to hold my on-air demos for HSN. On section per product. I LOVE being organized!
Now here’s the deal- even if you didn’t go to crops, I’d put this on my holiday wish list. This bag is like a studio on wheels! You could load this up with crafting supplies and then craft on your dining room table or whatever, and then pack it up and keep it in your closet when company comes over. There are SO many places to hold your supplies, there is really no excuse for not being organized. I could also see this bag for sewers, knitters, quilters, polymer clayers… really anyone who has a hobby that has lots of products to keep organized.
I also love the choice of color and pattern. Nice and neutral, so my hubby could use this bag too.
This is a fabulous bag, and I can’t wait to take it on my trip next week!
Oh- and one more bit of BIG news- last week We R Memory Keepers announced that they have acquired LifeStyle Crafts/QuikCuts! I’m really excited to see this- I love the quality of WRMK, and combined with the cool product lines of Lifestyle Crafts, well… let’s say you just might need TWO bags soon to hold all the crafty goodness. Read the official announcement about the merger here.
What would *you* use this faboo bag for???
Disclosure: product provided for review, but all opinions are my own. Also, some links are affiliate links and I may receive a small commission on your purchase.