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Chest binder tutorial by MissLia500 Chest binder tutorial by MissLia500

A tutorial FlyingPanda4 and I made a while back. Re-uploaded! God this file is huge...

Now, this thing is great for people who crossplay often. It's always a pain to have to carry around tenser wraps and spend 10-20 minutes pining your chest down. Not only is this only one piece, it breaths with you, and is fast and easy to put on! Less pain, easier to deal with, what's not to like!?!
On a side not, I would recommend that more active crossplay/ cross dressers add straps to keep it from feeling like/ actually falling down.

If you have any questions feel free to comment or send me a note and I'll try to answer them to the best of my abitlity. 

 PLEASE DO NOT REPOST

I do have it up on tumblr! So if that's your thing you can reblog it here easiersaidthansewn.tumblr.com/…

Happy Crossplaying :D

EDIT: Due to feedback I will assume it works on all chest sizes. Don't quote me on that though.

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:icongeminifangirl:
Geminifangirl Featured By Owner May 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for this tutorial it works better than the one i bought!!!!!!! (^_^)
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Glad to hear it!
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L-Silvermoon Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Hi, I can't really tell from the photos; did you use a woven fabric for the front piece? And what weight?
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:iconmisslia500:
MissLia500 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015
Hi! Sorry for the extremely late reply! The fabric I used was boradcloth. It's extremely light fabric, almost see-though if it isn't doubled over. I generally recommend a breathable fairly soft fabric!
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breezeblocks Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I made on using this tutorial and i have to say it turned out really nice
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:iconmisslia500:
MissLia500 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
I'm so happy to hear that! :aww:
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:iconcandycrasher:
Candycrasher Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
I guess I will give it a try
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:iconmisslia500:
MissLia500 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Good luck!
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SammyKammy Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Can't wait to try this for my Ravio crossplay! thanks for posting this!
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:iconmisslia500:
MissLia500 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
You're very welcome! I'm glad you can make use of it :aww:
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toshers-girl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I might have a go at this. Thanks.
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:iconinsanityrule:
Insanityrule Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
I'm about to attempt this and I can let you know on irregular sizes. My bra size is a 38 H, so here's hoping!
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:iconmisslia500:
MissLia500 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
It would fantastic if you could, I hope it does!
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:iconinsanityrule:
Insanityrule Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
It did pretty good. There's always a certain amount you can't squish, but I managed to get pretty dang flat. The nice thing with this is it kind of spreads things out. I got pretty close to your picture.
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013
Oh that's terrific thanks! I'm so glad it worked for you Dance! 
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Tylar-I Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
THIS IS REALLY DANGEROUS!!!!
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:iconmisslia500:
MissLia500 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013

To an extent, that’s actually not true. There is a risk that all girls take by binding; it is greater or smaller depending on the method in which you use. This is actually one of the significantly safer methods. Some of the main concerns in relation to binding are limiting breathing, cutting and irritation of skin and with some methods it can even bruise ribs. Ace bandages (or tenser wraps) are the most popular method of binding, and unfortunately one of the least safe. When I was an inexperienced cosplayer I did use this method and I am extremely lucky not to come out with any injuries. I did however, experience shortness of breath and pain under my bust because my binding had slide down and constricted my rib cage.

The tutorial for the method you see above is created with elastic. The more your rib cage expands with breathing the more the elastic expands with it. This way you can breathe without any pain or problem! As for constricting of your rib cage, because this is one piece it is very easy to adjust, you can even add straps to stop it from slipping all together.

I know that the method above is nowhere near as good as professional binders, and  to anybody who plans to bind every day I would suggest buying one. This is however, reasonably secure and will not harm you at all in the long run. :D (Big Grin) 

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Tylar-I Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
true, but also if you wear even a professionally made binder thats too small for you, you can still injure yourself
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Exactly, which is why if you are planning on buying one you should be very carful sizing wise. But in theory, if you wear a well fitted professional binder will have no long term harmful affects. As with the one in the tutorial above, though perhaps a little less comfortable.
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silly-redpanda Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This worked for me, thank you so much!!
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:iconmisslia500:
MissLia500 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
No problem! Glad to help!
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Antilogist Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Any idea as to where I could buy this wide elastic? I can't seem to find it at any local fabric stores
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Sorry to say I can't help you there, I just found it at my local fabric store. I would recommend just using the widest you can find. If there's nowhere local and you don't want to use smaller elastic you could try looking online. 
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Antilogist Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Ok, thanks for replying anyway! I'll try looking it up.
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sherlymate Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
thank you SOO much! I've been trying to find painless binding tutorials for awhile and finally! Just need to make it now... XD
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
You're very welcome! Good luck and if you have any question feel free to ask :D (Big Grin) 
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sherlymate Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
thanks :D
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loireXD Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Well, after some problems with the Materials (like no separatable zipper under 12? inch, way too long and expensive) I finished it. As you asked for a feedback from bigger chested girls I try to write you my experience. My bras say that I'm a 32 DD (is that enough?) and the binder bring my chest nearly to the same result like your last pic. So I would say it also works with a bigger chest. There will be definetly nothing to see if you don't wear really skintight clothes. I'm not sure about skintight clothes. And I also would cut the elastic a little (just a little) shorter than 3/4 of the fabric to have the binder a little tighter (and maybe don't need straps to hold it up).

(Hope you can understand me. My English is not good, I know that...)
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
First off, your English is great! Much better than my French, and I've been studying it for 11 years :D (Big Grin) Also, thank you so much for the feedback! I'm so happy that it works with larger chests!
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CharlesonofCharles Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Just been looking at binders, but instead of buying one I'm just goina do this :)

Thank you so much!
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a-study-in-john Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank-you so much! I made mine for ridiculously cheap and it only took about 20 minutes! 8D So pleased, it works really well!
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Oh that's terrific! I'm so glad :aww:
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crescent-night Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm guessing this doesn't work on bigger chested girls huh?
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Just recently got a reply from someone with a 32 DD who says it worked just as well for her as it did for me. So I'm going to be bold and say it will probably work with most chest sizes.
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crescent-night Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
alrighty then!! Thank you so much for uploading this ( I forgot to say that earlier. I feel like a jerk DX)  Thank you once more.
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
No problem of course!
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Actually, I can't say. I have a chest, but not a huge one (I'm like a 35C...?) I've have yet to hear back from anybody with a larger chest on the results. I would hope it would, but I really can't tell you for sure.
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lyiint Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I'm going to make this, and I'm a 44B so I'll let you know how it works.
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FireGemini Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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i love you for making this! *__* you guys are geniuses :D finally something easy and comf....

although its not about making this binding, do you have any idea how i would make a small holsterish thingy for my leg? it'd go under my skirts and on my thigh, and it'd have to be pretty thing (not bulky) and be able to put simple things in it without it showing from my skirt xD
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I'm not a 100% sure what you mean...something like this [link]? Or perhaps this [link]? My first instinct would be to create a sort of thin pouch that goes around you waist and would sit under a skirt. Something similar to what travellers wear to hide things like passports and money from road side thiefs, but you would have to lift your skirt to get at it, and I'm sure flashing people everytime you need something is top of your list.
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:iconfiregemini:
FireGemini Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ahahah xD omfg yes, the first one....

would you make the straps with a velcro? or something stretchy?
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:iconmisslia500:
MissLia500 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
Stretchy. Deffinetly stretchy. Good old thick elastic would honestly be my first choice.
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Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Aghhh, it looks uncomfortable. XD But I bet it's pretty useful to girls who cosplay as men or smaller-chested females, so thanks for sharing!
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
No problem of course :) It's actualy not that bad compared to binding with tenser or ace bandages. At least this one breaths with you and won't bruse your ribs :D
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MoocakesTheFish Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Does this work for any size? I have a rather large chest and will be cosplaying mostly males and am having a hard time with the binder I have now.
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MissLia500 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I would think it would work, but I really can't tell you for sure. Just be sure to pull tight(not enough to make it hurt of course) when mesuring it.
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