Issue 133 February 2022



Though it’s still cold outside the days are perceptibly longer now and snowdrops are making their appearance, thrusting up through the leaf litter that still carpets the banks and field margins around our house. This month’s edition dares to turn its face towards the new season – at least a little, with patterns that celebrate Valentine’s Day and one of my favourite spring flowers (though I’ll have to wait for it a while yet), the primrose.

Recipes will return to the March edition, but in its place we have the first of our new series – A Stitcher’s Alphabet – and I do hope you’ll find it interesting – I know I really enjoyed researching the entries!

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just one woman, Helen Grimes, the founder of and creative force behind the Bustle & Sew bunny. 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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