Issue 98 March 2019



Spring has definitely sprung here in our little corner of Somerset in England this issue with daffodils, snowdrops, crocuses and the first of the primroses appearing in the hedgerows, whilst our village playing field boasts a lovely sprinkling of daisies. But Spring can be fickle, so though I’m writing this on a bright, warm sunny day, it could well be snowing again by the time you read it! But, whatever the weather, there’s plenty to enjoy between the covers of this issue – we chat to two very talented makers, look at hand embroidery fabrics, make pancakes and much more besides – as well as the six new Bustle & Sew designs of course.

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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