Issue 104 September 2019



And welcome to the first issue of autumn. I love this time of year, the crisp early mornings, still warm and sunny days and the first glowing colours of fall beginning to appear in the woodlands and hedgerows around me. There are blackberries to pick, apples to harvest and – dare I whisper it – Christmas to look forward to. But before Christmas of course, there is a whole season of festivities to enjoy, beginning with the village harvest festival in a few weeks time.

We have extra reason to celebrate here at Bustle & Sew HQ of course – if you haven’t heard the news
already – we welcomed Rufus, our new little team member, and simply the most adorable labrador puppy ever (in my opinion that is!), And also the Engineer and I will be getting married next year – he proposed in true romantic fashion on one knee in front of the beautiful facade of Wells Cathedral.

But back to this month’s magazine – it has a truly autumn feel, as well as a hint of Christmas – I wanted
to continue our 100th issue celebrations just a little while longer, so this month and for the following two, I am including one of our Christmas Collections in place of a sixth pattern. I do hope you’ll enjoy them, and also that you’re a bit better organised than me – I have so many projects in mind, and not nearly enough time to make them all!

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.