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Rock that look with this simple leather harness!
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?

Posted by Operation Overhaul from Singapore, Singapore • Published See Operation Overhaul's 30 projects »
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  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 1
    Step 1

    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.

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 2
    Step 2

    Here are the materials required:

    2m leather strip (about 1″ wide)
    Scissors
    1 Metal Ring
    Buckle
    Snap Fasteners (Optional)
    Sewing materials/Glue

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue/sew the leather strip to attach the buckle to one end. We chose an adjustable buckle that didn’t require the punching of holes.

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 4
    Step 4

    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.

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 5
    Step 5

    After you’re done with the belt, it’s time to start on the shoulder straps! Loop the remaining leather strip around the belt you just created.

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew the loop as close as possible but with enough space for the belt to slide in and out.

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 7
    Step 7

    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).

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 8
    Step 8

    Remove the straps from the belt and proceed to sew on the free end to the ring. Sew both straps to the ring as close as possible but still allowing the ring to rotate.

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 9
    Step 9

    Attach the remaining leather strip to the ring to create the Y-back. Make sure the strap is opposite to the two shoulder straps you just attached.

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 10
    Step 10

    Put the harness on again and mark out where the belt loop of the last strap should be. Remember to leave an allowance before snipping!

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 11
    Step 11

    Sew on the belt loop and you should have something that looks like this. Put it through the belt according and you’re done!!!

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 12
    Step 12

    Finished Product!

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 13
    Step 13

    (Optional) 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 :)

  • How to make a harness. Leather Harness - Step 14
    Step 14

    Back of harness with studs :)

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Cassandra B.
Cassandra B. · 1 project
Where did you guys get the leather? As Penny F. has said, leather can get pretty expensive. Did you guys cut the strips yourselves?
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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
Hmm I would just need to know where to find the leather strips.. leather anything for supplies can sometimes be very expensive depending on where you go for them..
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Operation Overhaul
Operation Overhaul · Singapore, SG · 31 projects
Yes we will! ;)
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Stargirlphotography
Stargirlphotography · Blackpool, England, GB
This is awesome - Might make one soon for a shoot =) Topshop is selling similar fashion harnesses for like £80+ here in the UK!
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