Issue 134 March 2022



I do hope you’ll enjoy the projects and articles in this month’s magazine. I particularly enjoyed stitching the garden birds, which are now perched proudly on my kitchen windowsill bringing a little of the garden indoors. We look at the secrets of successful planting too as March begins, for me at any rate, the beginning of the gardening year. You’ll also find the second part of our new series – a Stitcher’s Alphabet – anyone for crinolines?! And our recipe section returns as well.

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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