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Hello & welcome to my blog where I will share an insight into my life, values and behind the scenes of Just Sew Helen.  

This blog will show you the topics that inspire my small business including my love of sewing & dressmaking, hand embroidery and my exclusive baby loss & remembrance gifts. Underlying the creation of Just Sew Helen are women's health & pregnancy loss issues.

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My Linen Lavender Pouches

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I've been working on my next project for the Minerva Crafts Blogger Network and I’m so pleased with how these little linen lavender pouches turned out.

Lavender Bags, Linen Lavender Pouches by JustSewHelen

I wanted to make something that I’ve had on my to-do list for some time and to use a different technique for adding an image to fabric, instead of hand embroidery.  I’ve played around with different inks on fabric & this time experimented with stamping directly onto the fabric.  The effect was perfect for these pouches, and with the beautiful fabric & embellishments, was just what I was looking for.

There are lots more pictures and details about how I made these pouches over on Minerva Crafts Blog.

Selection of lavender pouches by JustSewHelen

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  1. Helen - JustSewHelen

    Hi Julie, thanks for your lovely comment. I just used regular permanent ink too - Stazon on this occasion. I tested it after by washing and it didn't bleed at all but did fade slightly :-)

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  2. Julie

    I love how these turned out. Did you use a special ink pad for the fabric? I've stamped on fabric with a regular permanent black ink before which has worked quite well, I just wonder if you've found something even better!

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