Issue 158 March 2024



There are eggs a-plenty in this month’s issue, and Easter bunnies too as Easter falls early this year, on the very last day of March. We also find out about Shrewsbury biscuits which are often, in our house at least, baked and then rather too rapidly consumed at Easter time!  And, as well as eggs, we have chickens and bunnies, flowers, and even a flamingo!  Florence Flamingo is this month’s archive design and though she’s a decade old is looking just as pretty as ever!

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just one woman, me(!) Helen Grimes, the founder of and creative force behind the Bustle & Sew bunny. So if you’re expecting a glossy high-street, high-budget publication, stuffed with adverts and promotions, then this probably isn’t the magazine for you. But if you’re looking for quirky, unusual and fun sewing projects, all with my unique style, and enjoy filling your home with beautiful ideas, then you’re sure to love the Bustle & Sew Magazine.

Although stitching is very much at the heart of each edition, I also include lots of other articles and features. Seasonal recipes, craft ideas, poetry corner and much more besides, all celebrating life here in the English countryside that combine to make this a totally unique publication!

Don’t forget, you are free to sell items you personally have made from Bustle & Sew patterns. All the templates are included at full size, so there’s no awkward re-sizing – no fiddling around with photocopiers or hanging around at printing shops. You can start creating straight away! I don’t mind if you personally want to make items to sell from my patterns, but you are not licensed to go into mass production.

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