Issue 127 August 2021



August brings the golden days of harvest time, ice creams, visits to the beach and all kinds of summer pleasures…. There’s lots of hand stitching in this edition as one of my summer pleasures is to take my
stitching out and about with me, finding a shady spot to while away the hours with needle and floss. I
will particularly value any stolen moments this month as we’re super-busy here at Bustle & Sew HQ right now as early September brings our long-awaited, and much-delayed (due to Covid) wedding party – lots of bunting to sew and arrangements to make.
We have the first of this year’s Christmas designs between the covers too – as I know lots of well-organised stitchers will be beginning their seasonal stitching this month (or may well already have started!) We chat to a very talented maker, Lucy Leach, who lives in one of my favourite places, the beautiful county of Cornwall (next door to Devon where I used to live) and return to a very early project – Rosie and Bear in the orchard, bringing it right up to date with new colours and stitches.

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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