Issue 119 December 2020



And here we are at the end of another year – and what a year it’s been! I’m sure most of us will be very happy to say “farewell” to 2020 – though sadly not Covid-19 just yet, though there does at last seem to
be some hope on the horizon for next year. But still, I don’t think the pandemic has been completely bad – it’s been wonderful to see neighbours becoming friends, and communities coming together to help the most vulnerable in their midst – long may this continue!

Whatever you’re doing (and in the UK whoever you’re bubbling with) this Christmas, I do hope you have a wonderful time. We have some more festive patterns between the covers of this issue, as well as another of my In Stitches series – this time Freya and her Magic Night Bear. There’s a new little fox head (already snaffled by Freddie for his bedroom), polar bear cushion and much more besides.

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