We R 360 Crafter’s Bag vs CGull Ultimate Machine Tote

view of ultimate scrapbooking machine tote with front open

This is the new Ultimate Machine and Scrapbooking Tote by CGull

CGull just released the new Ultimate Machine & Scrapbooking Tote and there are two options to choose from:

We also have Ultimate Tote & CAMEO 3 bundles available, so be sure to check those out if you need a new machine.

Many customers are wondering what the differences are when you compare it to existing craft bags. We decided to compare it to one of our favorites, so here it is: We R Memory Keepers 360 Crafter’s Bag vs CGull Ultimate Machine Tote.

Both of these companies are very good at what they do. We R Memory Keepers offers a number of popular products for all types of crafts. Although CGull has a variety of products, including their new Mini Die-Cutter/Embosser, they are mostly known for making great craft totes.

damask ulitmate scrapbooking tote

This is the Damask bag, so you can go colorful with the Chevron pattern or sophisticated with this one.

We R Memory Keepers 360 Crafter’s Bag

This classic rolling tote was revolutionary in the crafting world because it offers the convenience of 360-degree rolling capability. Also, organizationally-speaking, these We R totes were above and beyond anything other brands were offering scrapbookers. The front pocket allows you to perfectly store paper and other material while offering all kinds of internal pockets (and side pockets). The CGull counterpart offers these innovative components. Here is what sets the 360 Crafter’s Bag apart from the Ultimate Machine Tote:

  • There are many different patterns from which to choose so that you can match your bag to your personality.
  • They offer a matching shoulder bag (sold separately).
  • Fits smaller electronic machines and most manually-cranked die-cutters/embossers.
  • Dimensions = 18″ x 20″ x 12″

The dimensions are too small to fit a big electronic craft machine, but that’s OK if you don’t use one. You’ll appreciate the smaller and more manageable size.

comparison views of CGull bag vs We R Memory Keepers bag

The We R Memory Keepers bag is to the right of the CGull bag in each view.

CGull Ultimate Machine & Scrapbooking Tote

ultimate scrapbooking tote with front pocket openThe designers took a lot of feedback from customers and also the great ideas that We R had and expanded on them to make their new round of CGull totes. Here is what sets the Ultimate Machine Tote apart from the 360 Bag:

  • It’s big enough to fit 2 machines and a laptop.
  • It has many internal pockets.
  • In addition to the front pocket for material, there is a back pocket for the same purpose.
  • There are two patterns to choose from (black and white damask and multi-colored chevron).
  • Dimensions = 23″ x 20″ x 11″

There really is no better way to store and transport your craft supplies, if you are dealing with machines, paper, tools, accessories, and embellishments.

As you can see in the images here in this post, Richelle was able to fit her Cricut Explore Air and her Sizzix Big Shot and she had plenty of room to spare.

Not pictured, the interior of the side pockets has little pockets made of netting within them which are perfect for holding loose nick nacks or cartridges.

back and front pocket views of the Ultimate Scrapbooking tote

Back (left) and front (right) pocket views of the Ultimate CGull Tote

Which Is the Best Craft Tote for You?

You really can’t go wrong with either option, but if you have a Cricut Explore Air 2 or a CAMEO 3, then you should probably get the bigger Ultimate Scrapbooking Tote. If you don’t use an electronic cutting machine, then you will probably just want to go with the bag design you like the most. One thing is for certain, you will love our all discount craft totes here at CraftDirect.com. While you’re here, you might as well save on Silhouette machines or if you prefer, Cricut machines.

25 thoughts on “We R 360 Crafter’s Bag vs CGull Ultimate Machine Tote

  1. Kim Shirey

    I was recently given the Ultimate Tote for my birthday. It is absolutely perfect! Most of my scrapbooking is done at retreats, and this makes packing and hauling much easier. The spinner wheels make it steps above your standard rolling case. Not only does it hold my cricut air 2, but also so many more tools, and product all in one easy bag. The customer service at Craftdirect was also exceptional. I have recommended this company and this bag to all my crafting friends!

    1. admin Post author


      Your sewing machine should fit just fine in the Ultimate Scrapbook tote, you would need to take out the shelf (but it’s easily removable) but the straps should go around your machine keeping it held in should work great with it is as well.

  2. Marcia yip

    Hi, I have a few questions about CGULL tote.
    is the divider inside the bag detachable or movable?
    And does this bag fold flat and are the wheels removable like the ‘we r memory keeper bag’?

    1. admin Post author


      Yes the divider is detectable so you can remove it, but you wouldn’t be able to move it higher, it’s attached by Velcro so you wouldn’t be able to place it someplace else. The wheels are removable, and you can fold it back down yes.

  3. Jennifer Weber

    How long does shipping take with the standard ( least expensive) shipping option? Just a general idea wpuld be appreciated. Thank you

    1. admin Post author

      Jennifer, it depends where you live, but we try and ship orders the next day. As long as you don’t have pre-order items in your cart. We ship out of Southern Utah so 2-5 days depending on how far you live.

  4. Candy Mees

    Would this hold a Silhouette Cameo 3 and a laptop? How about along with some smaller things like sticker makers, tape runners, etc.

    1. admin Post author

      Yes it will hold the CAMEO 3 in the bottom and the laptop can we secured just above it with a strap, and lots of other stuff you can put in there. Has tons of pockets on all sides. Let me know if you have more questions.

    1. admin Post author

      I looked at the size of the cut and scan and they seem to be about the same size of the Explore or Cameo so I would think it should fit in there. Yes it will hold 2 machines at a time one on the bottom and the other on the top.

  5. Karen Goode

    Hi I am after a front opening 4 wheeled tote bag for my spectrum noir pens and the new spectrum noir ink pads…
    I would like to know what is the inside measurements … because I want them to sit side by side in the tote bag so I can work from the tote bag when go to the workshop…
    Would the Ultimate Scrapbooking Tote Do what I need..

    1. admin Post author

      The size is about 22″ wide 9″ wide and 15″ height on the inside of the bag. I don’t know if it would hold the pens up right. It has pockets in it that would hold pens, but I really don’t think that’s what you looking to for it working.

  6. Terry Wolcott

    Just received by Ultimate Machine Tote…It is perfect size and fits, my Cricut Air 2, my laptop and all of the supplies needed for my crafting.

  7. Mary Kay

    I am interested in the Ultimate tote but I measured my Cricut Explore Air 2 and it is almost 21″ wide – wondering if this would fit??

  8. Denise S Jones

    I have this bag in damask. I love how it holds everything. I got it for Christmas. It was ordered by my husband. There is a part missing on just one of the wheels and I have tried to find ya’ll until today I see my bag. I have been to conventions where i needed to use it and the wheel falls off. My email is neiciegirl1019@hotmail.com if you can contact me about it and give me a number to call and explain. Again, I love the bag but can’t use it.


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