Issue 154 November 2023



This month we are counting down to Christmas in earnest with another two seasonal patterns and
embracing the darker evenings with the Mellow Days candle cosies. We have two bird creations as
well, and I don’t think I could choose my favourite between them. I love the goldfinch, even though
these colourful birds “steal” all my holly berries each year. My chickens are my new passion of course
and I’m sorely tempted to make a whole flock of these little hen heads!

Also between the covers you’ll discover a little history of knitting (hopefully with not too many dropped stitches or missed facts) and an amusing excerpt from Diary of a Provincial Lady about planting bulbs for forcing which may well be something many of us will be doing this month.

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just one woman, me(!) 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 my unique style, and enjoy filling your home with beautiful ideas, then you’re sure to love the Bustle & Sew Magazine.

Although stitching is very much at the heart of each edition, I 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 that combine to make this a totally unique publication!

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.

Just click on the image below for a peep between the covers: