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 HOW TO... July 2008 

Make Your Own Bondage Cuffs


If you like to experiment with a little (or a lot) of bondage play in the bedroom, then you may have discovered that finding quality equipment that is both durable and comfortable can often be very expensive. Many Velcro cuffs will run you $60 or more if you buy them at an adult toy store. But there's no need to shell out that kind of cash in order to support your fetish. I'm going to show you an easy way to make a pair of bondage cuffs that are just as comfortable, durable and fun as anything you could buy in a store... but my way will only cost you a few dollars! All it takes is a little "Swingenuity"...

How to Make Your Own Bondage Handcuffs
Your Materials
Materials:
  • 2-Inch Wide, Adhesive Backed, Industrial Strength Velcr0 (about 3' total)
  • A Good Pair of Scissors

You can buy 15 feet of industrial strength Velcro on Amazon for about $18. Make sure you buy industrial strength, as it really makes a huge difference when it comes the quality, durability and strength of the finished cuffs. Also, double-check that you are buying the adhesive backed velcro.


Velcro 101
Inside your box of industrial strength Velcro you will find two different feeling 15-foot belts.

One belt will feel soft and fuzzy. So we'll refer to this as the "FUZZ" side .

The other belt will feel rough and is covered in tiny hooks. So we'll refer to this one as the "HOOK" side.

Fuzz side of your bondage handcuffs Hook side of your bondage handcuffs

Assuming that you ever owned a pair of sneakers in the late eighties, you probably already know what happens when you put those two different sides together. But this is not the wimpy Velcro that you used to fasten your shoes in middle-school. Industrial strength Velcro has incredible sticking power. As I learned the hard way, it's not a great idea to test these cuffs out on yourself when there is nobody else around. They are surprisingly challenging to get out of!

Step 1. in Building your own bondage cuffs
Step 1.


Step 1.
Cut two strips of the FUZZ belt. The strips should be approximately 12-inches in length.

Using those strips as an guide, cut two strips of identical length from the HOOK belt.

It's important to make sure that all of these strips are of identical length.

Step 2. in building your own bondage cuffs
Step 2.


Step 2.

Now you'll need to cut another shorter strip of the FUZZ belt, about 9 0r 10 inches in length.

Use that as a length guide to cut an identical strip from the HOOK belt.

So now you should have six strips in all.
Four long strips and two slightly shorter strips.

Step 3. to building your bondage cuffs
Step 3.


Step 3.

Peel the plastic off of the two shorter strips to reveal the adhesive backing.

WARNING!
Be VERY careful not to let the adhesive accidentally touch itself or the other strip's adhesive. They will immediately fuse together and be almost impossible to wrench apart.

Step 4. to building your bondage cuffs
Step 4.


Step 4.

Place one of the strips face down on a table or other flat surface.

Very carefully line up the other strip and slowly adhere the sticky sides of both strips to each other.

When you are done you should have a double-sided belt which has both a FUZZ side and a HOOK side (See photo).

Step 5. to building your bondage cuffs
Step 5.


Step 5.

Place one of the long FUZZ strips face down and remove the plastic backing.

Take your double-sided belt from Step 4 and place it FUZZ SIDE UP directly in the middle of the longer strip's adhesive.

You want to make sure there is no more than 2-inches of overlap (See photo).

Step 6. to building your bondage handcuffs
Step 6.


Step 6.

Remove the plastic backing from one of the HOOK strips and carefully adhere it to the back of the FUZZ strip, sandwiching the your double-sided belt in between them.

Once everything is lined up, press down firmly, making sure that everything is secure.

Step 7. to building your bondage handcuffs
Step 7.


Step 7.

Repeat Step 6, mirroring it on the other side.

When you are done, you should have something that looks like a capital 'H'... with a couple of extra limbs.

Step 8. to building your bondage handcuffs
Step 8.


Step 8.

Fold those "extra limbs" over and press them down so they stick.

You will end up with a more traditional looking capital 'H'.

Step 9. to building your bondage gear
Step 9.


Step 9.

Roll the belts into cuffs, making sure that the FUZZ side is on the inside.

There you have it! You've made your own pair of bondage cuffs!

Well... actually, there is one more very important step...

Step 10. and your bondage gear is ready to use!
Step 10. The most important step!


Step 10.

Put somebody in them!

But wait!...
You've only used up about 3 feet of the Velcro in that box! You've still got 12 feet left to play with... I suggest making a 2nd pair of cuffs to use for ankle bondage.

Hmm... but then you'll still have about 9 feet left. What ever are we going to do with all that Velcro?

I've got a few ideas... But I'll save them for a future issue. So until then, remember...

Build it... and they will cum!

*These cuffs are fun, easy to make and great for lighter bondage play. But if you are serious about your BDSM practices, you may want to invest in some quality equipment as prolonged or rough BDSM play might cause even the fuzzy side of the velcro to become abbrasive and uncomfortableon the skin.



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About the writer of How To Make Your Own Bondage Gear
SWINGENUITY is Kasidie.com's resident "do-it-yourselfer." If you've got a paperclip, some chewing gum and a rubber band, this sexual MacGyver will show you how to get off with them.
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