I was very lucky to be sent two StarBright Designs’ Kids Cotton Drawstring Bags (In red with Spaceman Star and in pink with Allsorts Sweets Star) to review. I gave the pink drawstring bag to another close friend of mine to get a second opinion review.
It was designed and made by a lovely lady called Charlie Creen. Recently, she set up her business themed around her love of all things STARS! She adds her lovely hand drawn and hand cut designs to cards, cotton bags, aprons, t-shirts, soft furnishings etc.
After a week of using StarBright Designs’ Kids Cotton Drawstring Bag (Red with Spaceman Star), I found this bag to be very well made. It measures 40cm wide by 45cm tall so the bag can carry a lot of volume. The star design is 21cm in size. The cord appears to be strong, well made and is adjustable.
My son absolutely loves the cute astronaut on the star and his favourite colour is red! He used it as his swimming bag and he loves to carry it on his back. This bag is also perfect as a sports bag, overnight bag for those sleep overs with friends or relatives, or as a tidy up bag in the bedroom or swimming bag. As for swimming bag, it is also perfect for adding swimming badges to the bag, as it is made from 100% cotton. The star design was sewn by machine, not stitched in a sweat shop in the far east but from Lichfield.
I like to put things to the test. I hand washed the bag and it turned out looking the same, just needing ironing. The colour still stayed as fresh as usual and did not run. The star is intact with no stray threads. It did not shrink, which is good news! This is my guest’s review for the pink drawstring bag:
We had a pink star drawstring bag to try. It’s a shame we only had one as my two girls loved the colour and design and were fighting over who should try it out!
In the end, we used it for K’s swimming lesson, which was a BIG mistake. As the bag was cotton, the wet towel afterwards soaked through the bag and wet everything else around it – oops!
When it had dried, we decided to try it out for dancing. It was perfect! I now have to buy another one for E too. It was just the right size to fit their dancing kit and shoes in and very lightweight for them to carry about. The string was just long enough for the girls to carry it safely. It looks good too! The only thing it could do with is a name label, although an iron on one would do the job too.
Both bag’s RRP is £5.80 each. It is affordable and inexpensive. It makes a great present for any child’s birthday or events or new school year. Also for Christmas too. You can fill the bag with wrapped Christmas presents!
Disclosure: We received these bags from StarBright Designs UK to do this honest review.