Issue 103 August 2019



What a month this has been! I began work on this issue sitting at my table in my little cottage on the
edge of the village, and am now just adding the finishing touches in my temporary office, while we wait
to move into our new house in the autumn.

We’ve had a scorching heatwave, violent thunderstorms and torrential rain, trips to the seaside and country and even more exciting, we’re off to choose our new family member at the weekend – a little labrador puppy will be joining the Bustle & Sew team next month.  The holiday season is upon us now of course, and I hope you’ll enjoy this issue, and perhaps choose a couple of projects to take away with you – or into the garden if you’re stay-cationing this year! Next month will bring the first of our Christmas(!) Patterns, as the year turns once again and autumn approaches.

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just the two of us – Helen Dickson, the founder of and creative force behind the Bustle & Sew bunny and her daughter Rosie who’s a bit of a whiz in the kitchen! 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 Helen’s unique style, and enjoy filling your home with beautiful ideas, then you’re sure to love the Bustle & Sew Magazine.

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.

For a preview of the contents please click on the image below: