Issue 90 July 2018



July brings summer heat, and long warm summer evenings, when the heat of the day dissolves into purple twilight and golden shadows. It’s the perfect time to take your sewing outdoors and enjoy these few, all too brief weeks of sunshine before the nights begin to draw in again. This month we have lots of summer stitching for you, inspired by the blossoms and blooms in my own garden – this year the roses are simply spectacular, perhaps a combination of the long cold winter and now these long hot days. Rosie takes us all on a picnic in her recipe corner, and we visit the beach too – a perfect expedition for this time of year. We chat to two very talented makers and there are tips for those planning to sell their work at craft fairs this summer.

The Bustle & Sew Magazine is the work of just the two of us – Helen Dickson, the founder of and creative force behind the Bustle & Sew bunny and her daughter Rosie who’s a bit of a whiz in the kitchen! 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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