From photo to real life outfit!

Do you ever see a photo of an outfit and just think to yourself I MUST HAVE IT? I do. A lot! That probably comes from spending way too much time on Instagram and Pinterest… Most recently it happened with this outfit which I saw on both outlets. I loved the casual but cool vibes […]

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On adding thumbholes to your sweaters…

So I thought I’d get this post out sooner rather than later as I know there are a lot of you out there who are making sweaters at the momentย and just in caseย someone might want to use this tutorial this month! I am a big fan of thumbholes in long sleeved sweaters. I remember as […]

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Mini project 2: A DIY knot headband

I wanted to do these mini projects as things that’ll take up maybe an hour of your time and leave you with a great sense of accomplishment – something that’s sometimes lacking in those big sewing projects we undertake that seem to take forever to finish! This one is also a helpful idea on a […]

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A to-do list of upcycling ideas

I love making new clothes, but what do we do with all the old ones? I try not to be wasteful and upcycling is a way to breathe new life into tired/ out of date garments. I don’t do it very often though! I’m usually too distracted with a new sewing project… Hehe.  So I’ve […]

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Me-Made-May 2016

“I, Emily of Self Assembly Sewing, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May ’16. I endeavour to wear at least one me-made item each day for the duration of May 2016” #MMMAY16. That’s going to be my hashtag of the month! I’ve signed up at So, Zo… What do you know? and pledged myself to […]

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