Paper Bag Size Guide

Our paper bags can be used for numerous purposes such as retail and commercial packaging, promotional packaging, gift presentation, etc. Typically they feature a gusset which means the bags have a width or depth to them. They usually feature rope handles made from polypropylene or cotton and come in a wide selection of color choices and sizes.

How to measure a paper carrier bag

Paper bags sizes are generally measured as Width by Height by Gusset (W x H x G). For this example, our large size Laminated Luxury Paper Bag(with portrait orientation) has a dimension of 11″ x 15″ x 4″. The first measurement is the width, the second is the height, and the third is the gusset. Keep in mind that the handles are not included in the height.

Illustration of a paper bag with dimensions. Width, Gusset and Height.
  • For Width: With the bag facing you, measure left to right.
  • For Height: Measure from the top to the bottom of the bag.
  • For Gusset: Measure the distance between the front panel and back panel.

Available bag sizes (in inches)

Although bags can be manufactured to any custom size on request, these are the most commonly requested standard paper bag sizes.

Luxury Paper Bags – Laminated, Unlaminated & Ecoluxe

Mini – Landscape
Dimensions: 8″ x 5.5″ x 2.5″
Mini – Portrait
Dimensions: 5.5″ x 8″ x 2.5″
Small – Landscape
Dimensions: 12″ x 8″ x 3.5″
Small – Portrait
Dimensions: 8″ x 12″ x 3.5″
Large – Landscape
Dimensions: 15″ x 11″ x 4″
Large – Portrait
Dimensions: 11″ x 15″ x 4″
XL – Landscape
Dimensions: 17″ x 12″ x 4″
XL – Portrait
Dimensions: 12″ x 17″ x 4″
Bottle Bag
Dimensions: 4.5″ x 14″ x 3.5″

Twisted Handle & Satchel bag styles

Small – Portrait
Dimensions: 14 x 22 x 9cm
Medium – Portrait
Dimensions: 20 x 27 x 12cm
Medium – Square
Dimensions: 25 x 25 x 12cm
Large – Portrait
Dimensions: 24 x 33 x 12cm
Large – Square
Dimensions: 35 x 35 x 12cm
XL – Portrait
Dimensions: 30 x 40 x 15cm
XL – Landscape
Dimensions: 40 x 30 x 15cm

All measurements are approximate and can vary slightly as each bag is hand finished. Please note that each bag will be a little smaller inside due to the paper thickness and internal seams of the bag.