Issue 137 June 2022



June … the first month of summer when the nights are short and we can enjoy long twilight evenings in the garden. This month’s edition has a very summery feeling to it as we look forward to summer holidays with my second collection of birds, this time those that live by seaside, beautiful koi carp in a lily pond and one of the prettiest tote bags I think I’ve ever seen! We also explore letters K and L in our Stitcher’s Alphabet series (we’re nearly half way through), enjoy a Right Royal Feast in our recipes section and much more besides.

All that remains now for me to do is to wish our monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a very happy Platinum Jubilee, and if you’re joining in the celebrations I do hope the sun shines and you have a wonderful time.

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. And we also include lots of other articles and features – seasonal recipes, craft ideas, poetry corner and much more besides, all celebrating life here in the English countryside.

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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