Issue 138 July 2022



July brings the height of summer, and hopefully lots of fine weather for us all to enjoy – though I remember childhood holidays spent sitting in the car with my mum and dad, eating our sandwiches whilst the rain drummed on the roof! Hopefully this year we will be luckier!

Whatever the weather, we celebrate coastal living in this month’s edition with fish, whales, a puffin and a walrus – and there’s also a little look ahead to Christmas (eek!) with the first of this year’s seasonal patterns to stitch. Our recipe section makes the most of all the delicious seasonal produce available around now, and there’s lots more to enjoy besides!

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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