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DIY Tutorial: Tassel Choker

December 13, 2016

Disclaimer: Part of the post features a product that has been sent to us for free. All opinions and reviews are our own, and very honest as well. x

All photos taken on the iPhone 6plus and in the Lightbox unless otherwise stated. 

Chokers have been all the rage recently and although I’m not one to accessorize with chokers, I couldn’t help but to do up a tutorial on a tassel variant because it’s just such a simple DIY!

Here’s what you will need to make it:-

  • Suede cord (Ours measured 145cm but you can increase or decrease the length according to personal preference)
  • 2 suede strips (4cm x 8cm each)
  • Pen or pencil
  • Scissors
  • UHU Glue
  • Ruler (not pictured)

Leaving a gap of 1cm at the top, draw on the back side of a suede strip and mark at every 5mm interval. Repeat to both suede strips.

Proceed to cut along the lines using a scissors. It’s easier to use a large pair so that you can cut through the entire strip with one motion and create nice, clean cuts.

Apply glue in the middle of the top 1cm on the side with the pen markings. Apply a little bit more glue on the first flap as we will be attaching one end of the suede cord there. (Tip: Do not put glue too close to the edges as it will spill out when we’re rolling later!)

Place one end of the suede cord on the glue, flushed to one side of the strip. Get ready to roll the strip!

Keep rolling the strip with the suede cord in the piece and hold in place for a couple of seconds while the glue sets. Try to keep it as tight as possible and to keep the top flushed.

Repeat to the other side and you’re done! A multi-wrap choker fast and easy!

(Photo taken on a Canon 450D)

(Photo taken on a Canon 450D)

(Photo taken on a Canon 450D)


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as we enjoyed making and shooting it! This is one of our first tutorials that we shot entirely indoors on a smartphone – most of the time we have to find a good time in the day and bring our materials out to make use of natural daylight. I’m super pleased that I can now churn out blogposts at 2am in the morning when I feel most productive!

In the past, a typical shoot set up would look something like the above where we had to stick huge pieces of paper for the backdrop and set up standing lights and tripods. The lightbox now fits on my tabletop and is collapsible so I can bring it around if we need. The top even has a removable window so you can take flatlays with ease (refer to images in this post!) Atticus from Lightbox.sg was super kind to send one over our way so we could play around with it.

Image taken from Lightbox.sg – the one i received looks exactly like this!

Also managed to do a quick timelapse video from the top window to show how the tassel is made. Super stoked to try and do more videos in the lightbox to put on social media!

Craft and shoot away!!

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  • Reply Zen January 16, 2017 at 11:10 am

    Love this! Simple but stylish :) And the photography is amazing :)

  • Reply min yen yap October 27, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    This looks amazing! I’ve always tried to find a tassel choker diy that is suitable for both children and adults. Thanks for teaching us this!

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