We love how its so easy to add that extra oomph in your look by just layering the leather harness over!
However, such stuff are almost impossible to find in Singapore (unless we try a costume/ S&M shop?) so what better reason than to make our own?
There are many variations to how you can create your leather harness (you might want to leave your googling till your home — Most of the images are NSFW, lol) but we’re going with the basic two strap + Y back combination.
Here are the materials required:
- 2m leather strip (about 1″ wide)
- 1 Metal Ring
- Snap Fasteners (Optional)
- Sewing materials/Glue
We bought the leather strips at about SGD$6/strip from Brighton Accessories in People’s Park Centre in Singapore Chinatown but feel free to use any old belts or other materials!
2. Wrap the leather strip round the desired area (some people prefer to wear it under the bust, some prefer the waist), and put it through the buckle. Leave an allowance of about 2″ and cut off the remaining. You should now have what looks like a very simple belt. Ours measured about 35″ in length.
5. Slide the loop in and wear the belt as per normal. Position the loop at your desired position then throw the leather strip over your shoulder. Proceed to mark out where you would like the Y to meet. (You might want to get help for this part!)
Remember to leave an allowance for the loop before you snip off the rest but DO NOT SEW THE LOOP YET. Ours measured 18.5″ long each but don’t worry if yours is longer/shorter. Proceed to create another such strap of the same length (with one belt loop only).
As usual, we like to suggest you finish things up with a couple of studs or spikes. We used the top half of snap fasteners for these :)
We certainly hope you liked this OOH tutorial! The instructions might make it seem like a difficult craft project but the entire process took only about 30 minutes.
We’re still testing different styles to ensure that our tutorials are clear and easy to follow so we’ll love it if you would leave a comment to let us know if the illustrations help! We’ll also try to include more photos of the items being worn so do look out for that!
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