Issue 139 August 2022



It’s August – the last month of summer, a month that we always hope will bring warm sunny days and
long golden evenings perfect for spending in the garden with family and friends. This being England of
course, we’re more than likely to be rained off at least once, but who knows, maybe we’ll be lucky!
Whatever the weather, it’s the month for getting out and about, and this month’s patterns are all designed to be easily portable wherever you may be travelling. And if you’re travelling don’t miss our round up of travel recollections on page 33 from some bygone adventurers.

We have some lovely light and healthy summer recipes to enjoy as well as the next instalment of the Stitcher’s Alphabet, find out a little about Jessie Newbery – to whom modern stitchers owe a great deal – plus all our regular features too.

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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