DIY Summer Sandals

The shoe making has continued at Self Assembly Required HQ! My two favourite summer sandals have taken quite a beating over the years so I thought it was high time to replace them. The clog making kit I made recently would replace the heeled ones I wear but I wanted some utilitarian flats to replace […]

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A DIY barista apron // TUTORIAL

I recently signed up to an online boot making class and whilst watching all the boot making videos I realised there was one thing I needed before I got started – an apron! Now I probably could’ve just bought one for a few pounds but I’m a maker at heart and that means if there’s […]

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DIY detachable frilled bib collar Version 2 // TUTORIAL

After making the collar to fit my Bertie dress, I wanted to make something even more versatile that could achieve a similar look. That’s where this necklace style of bib collar came in! I essentially wanted to make a completely separate accessory that I could layer over any dress or jumper to get the Big […]

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A shirred summer maxi // A DIY tutorial

I managed to sneak in one last proper summer make before the weather changed! I kept seeing a certain style of Ganni dress pop up on my Instagram (where other gorgeous gals were wearing it) and on some targeted ads (I must be right in their sales demographic!). It must be pretty popular because they […]

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An adventure in ice dyeing (tutorial included!)

I’d recently been obsessing over some tie dye lounge sets made by the gorgeous Jenny and Louise of Cut One Pair. All those pastels had me wanting a set of my own! Unfortunately with that little global pandemic called Covid-19 currently ravaging the world, it’s been impossible to get hold of the liquid Rit dyes […]

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DIY fabric face masks

Here in the U.K. there’s been a turnaround in guidelines regarding wearing homemade masks. The government are now recommending wearing fabric “face coverings” whilst on public transport or enclosed public spaces where social distancing can’t be maintained. And that’s led to a new initiative being formed called the Big Community Sew. Back by Public Health […]

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DIY round rope bag with POM POMS

I’m back on the bag making! My attempts took a bit of a nose dive after a failed attempt with some washable paper but I thought I’d try again with a more foolproof project! This time I wanted to try the rope bag trend. I’ve seen some beautiful ones of Instagram and Pinterest and I’m […]

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DIY tassel earring tutorial

Are tassel earrings still in fashion? Whether they are or I have no idea but I love them anyway! They’re such a fun statement earring as well as being super lightweight and easy to wear (my ears can’t cope with heavy earrings!). I did some experimenting the other day and made these! And I wanted […]

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