Issue 108 January 2020



And here we are at the beginning of not just a new year, but a new decade too. Christmas is over and January can feel rather a spartan sort of month as we seek to recover both our bank balances and our
waistlines over the weeks to come. This is especially important for me in 2020 as I will be getting married in April – the ultimate incentive to eat healthily – beginning with some of the vegetarian recipes in our Tastes of the Season feature this month.

Athough the skies outside are grey and the weather can often be inclement, this to me is simply the
perfect excuse to spend as much time as possible snuggled up by the fire with my sewing and a mug of something warm, though I do venture outside daily to take my two furry friends for a run.

I do hope you’ll enjoy this month’s issue – we seem to have packed more between the covers than ever
so there’s plenty to keep you occupied during the long dark evenings.

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just the two of us – Helen Challenor, 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.

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