Hello & welcome to Just Sew Helen, a personal blog and sewing diary by Helen Baker, based in the West Midlands, UK.
I’ve been sewing for as long as I can remember and have made everything from tailored coats, to dresses, jeans & tee shirts. I’ve also made cushions, curtains and recovered old furniture. I love all things fabric and textile related and rediscovered hand embroidery a few years ago.
I describe myself as a dressmaker, fabric lover and textile artist & more recently, indulge myself with beautiful fabrics in my new role as a freelance product photographer for a fabric company.
Alongside my long term career in Midwifery I ran a small business for a few years designing & creating textile bereavement & sympathy gifts. I have scaled back my shop this year after starting my new photography role.