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Home Made Binding Tutorial by ninjagal6 Home Made Binding Tutorial by ninjagal6
I made a very ghetto chest binder this weekend. It took about 10 minutes. So hopefully you will enjoy it~
This was my first tutorial, so hopefully I can give back to the community that has helped me so much~
Author's notes
:bulletblack:I got my elastic at the Downtown Los Angeles Fashion District. Other than that, I'm not really sure where to get it...
:bulletblack:I am a cup size C. I have no idea how this will work for others.
:bulletblack:If at any point you feel faint, or your chest is numb to the touch, immediately take off the binder.
:bulletblack:have fun and be creative with it
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theakwardgenderfluid Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Where can I get this elastic stuff? Is there any alternative to it?
ninjagal6 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015…
This looks pretty similar to what I found
S-pace-dorit0 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
thank you so much for this tutorial!
But would my mother get suspicious if I asked her to sew the hook and eye track??
ninjagal6 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
You could just say it is for a waist belt or waistband for a skirt or something. For a while, plain elastic waist belts were in vouge.
DouglastheDragon01 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this seems really helpful! thank you!
superpotatogurl Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is like, one step up from using ACE bandages. Buy a binder or wear a sports bra. Please.
SakuraInks Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
it is the same as wearing a binder, just different material, this is definitely much safer than ace bandages
Kuuron Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you think this will work with a zip instead of hook and eye?
brechdaslicht Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I'm not the OP but here are my thoughts:
Seeing as the resulting garment is supposed to be very compressing, I think it would be very hard to zip unless somebody else is going to be holding it shut for you while you zip it or vice versa. I think it would work if you have small breasts though. 
I know it's been over a year, so did you actually try making this? If so, how did it go?
Kayroos Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This was really helpful!!! I wanna try :D
I hope it works...I'm 36 D....
DutchGirlMaaike Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this looks very promising! but... will it work with (in my country, The netherlands) 80 E? i read that people still have some bumbs.. so i was wondering ^^" 

i will definitely try it out though! :D
whocouldknow-me Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
okay so I have 34 DDD breasts and actual binders are expensive and a little intimidating so i ended up using this to test and they arent flat but given the right shirt i can pass for a guy. I thank you SOOOO much for this!!!
FreakshowNextDoor Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
This is like the most amazing thing ever. Thank you over 9000 times!!!!
SoccerStrider01 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Um how hot does it generally get under the binder. Is it highly uncomfortable, and how long would it maybe take to get used to the compression? Would it be even possible to exorcise in one?
SoccerStrider01 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
Omg can I just like ( bone crushing hug) thanks so much this helps so much I can't even...
Sakuto Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Where did you get the hooks?
ninjagal6 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Those are sold by the yard in the Downtown LA fashion district or in sewing stores like JoAnn's
TheDogsSpider Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

this looks very promising. now my bust size is like around a C and D. will I still have a slight bumb having a bigger bust? also from your own opinion does it bother you at all while wearing it? I mean obviously its going to be a bit odd the first time you wear it but hey its cosplay. thank you for this tutorial by the way~ ^^

ninjagal6 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
yeah you'll have a little bump but it will be mostly smooth and it isnt too uncomfortable because it will stretch as you breathe. 
HetaliaRP-Egypt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
i did this but i ahd to go 2/3rd the under the bust. being DDD i was able to get to B cup
akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is elastic really safe? I mean, ace bandages restrict the breathing because they're elastic, so... does your binder keep you from breathing deeply? Or is it okay? I want to make one and I don't know what material to use.
Otherwise, thanks! Great tutorial!
ninjagal6 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Elastic stretches more than ace bandages and it only requires one layer as opposed to ace bandages so you should be fine.
akaCaitlinne Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Okay, thank you!
DCPSMviolin2011 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Just in case anyone stumbles past this comment thread again despite its age, ACE bandages are not dangerous because they are elastic. ACE bandages are dangerous because they tighten each time they stretch, and therefore are not breathable. (Each time your chest expands and contracts, the binding will constrict tighter and tighter.) 
AWESOMEPANCAKES Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015  Student General Artist
I just want to thank you for that bit of insight. So thank you, kind citizen. :)
MiNdBreATher Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hinata710 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
what width do i make it around my body
is there a proper length or do i just wing it
ninjagal6 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
usually make it 80% of your under bust measurement
Maxus-the-fox Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student
For having a C cup it seems to work like a charm, I'll give it a try!
Erion06 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
what type is the fabric? And the width.. is it still the measurement of the bust line? or the measurement of the below bust line?
ninjagal6 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
its very wide elastic like you might find in the cuffs of your sweatpants. the wider the better. 
Used your underbust line.
Erion06 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
omg thank you!!!

that really explain many things that blurred my minf ;v;
Scorch-the-Outcast Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay! I've been looking for something like this tutorial for Goddess only knows how long! Now I have to figure out how to tell my parents I want to be a dude.... if you could make a tutorial on that I will send you virtual cookies! =^.^=

Shaanai-chan Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I think I'll try this. I can't seem to wear my tri-top without problems anymore, so I'm trying to find alternatives.
[I'm a 36B, if you have any suggestions. I'm severely asthmatic, so you can see how binding can be problematic.
suus777 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Ookamimaster13 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
how much did it cost to make
ninjagal6 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
under $10
Ookamimaster13 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thank you
HowlerTheEvilKitten1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. Thank you so much for this tutorial <3
liela188 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why wud u do this?
12yearsofme Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cosplay and/or ftm transgender
billymarie Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
binders are generally used to reduce bust size and appearance so that a female-bodied person can pass as/appear to be male-bodied, often for cosplay/costume purposes or because they identify as male/wish to pass as male
pamuchan Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
does it hurt when you wear it? o.o
Naked-toes Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Uh, not sure about this type of binder, but as a trans man, I can tell you that binding generally does hurt a little after a few hours.
ThatOneFag Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
how do you know how long to cut the elastic? O:
misamisa123456 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
I'm not sure if anyone asked this yet but would it work with like a sports bra underneath it?
Iamee Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student
probably, unless it's padded. if it is padded then it might make it a bit more uncomfortable and give less breathing room but a non-padded sports bra is probs thin enough to put under. it's always advised to wear a thin tank or sport/training bra underneath because a binder can slip down or get hot and sweaty without one.
LabTan-O3O Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have used this tutorial and it was a really good Binder ^^ so thank you for making the tutorial ^^ it was fantastic, and it works very good ^^
hinatahyuuga1133 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am going to make this and see how it works on triple D's.
glompxme Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Can you comment and let us know how it works on those?
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