Issue 112 May 2020



I began to assemble this issue of the magazine back in March, when the first sentence of this welcome
would have read….”As you read this I will be beneath the hot skies of India enjoying our honeymoon,
tigers and the Taj Mahal.” Sadly both our wedding and honeymoon had to be cancelled due to the current crisis and rather than beneath the hot skies of India, I am sitting typing this beneath the rather cloudy skies of Somerset. But still, our family is all well and safe at the moment, the garden is in bloom and Ted, our new young family member is settling in nicely, so there’s still plenty to be happy about!

There’s lots to enjoy between the covers this month too – I’m not sure if my favourite design is the “Don’t worry” hoop or “Our House” but I do know that as soon as the lockdown is lifted I will be off to support our local farmers’ market proudly carrying my Market Garden Tote Bag – I loved stitching the vegetable embroidery on the pocket.

I do hope you’ll enjoy this month’s issue – and who knows, perhaps the weather may even be warm and sunny enough for a little stitching in the garden!

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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