How To Make A DIY Strapon Harness (Rope, Fabric & Adjustable) ?

Discover the best DIY strap-on harness options to make at home on cheap:

diy harness examples

If you’re familiar with harness types there are two most common ones:

  • joque type harness (most common) – basically straps either around both thighs or the one that goes between your legs
  • boxer style briefs – classical boxer shorts with a hole for a dildo.

There are pros and cons of each.

Boxer style briefs are fast to put on and fast to remove, but they aren’t that flexible when it comes to changing different o-rings and using bigger strap-on dildos.

Joque type harness is the overall best choice (explore our best strap-on harness guide for examples).

If you want to make a homemade harness option of this joque style you’ll either need:

  • rope bondage skills and comfortable rope handy – for a step-by-step guide on how to make a rope harness, follow this video.
  • a durable fabric (a bed sheet you don’t use) – that’s it. Simply follow the steps in the embedded video below.
  • or a mix of gear like polypropylene webbing, harness ring, 3-bar slides, and a dual-release buckle. This is the closest result to the real harness you could buy in the store.
diy adjustable harness

This kind of harness is the best because you can interchange it for bigger O-rings to use for bigger toys, and you can adjust the size of it without ninja rope skills.

Here’s the link to full step-by-step tutorial.

Of course, there are still downsides with DIY options because the material could be more comfortable, sturdy, and flexible.

I really recommend you check out SpareParts Joque harness when you’re ready for comfort and flexibility.

DIY option is great if you are just testing the waters, but once you discover that you love pegging play it pays to invest in comfort.

Spareparts Joque fits on like a glove, has space for bullet vibrator and has option for O-ring interchangeability


How To Make A DIY Harness Using Rope or Bed Sheets

Here’s a handy video you can follow whether you’re using fabric or rope to make your own strap-on harness without any sewing, buying any extra gear or anything.

You can also use a flat sheet from a set of bedding and you can double fold it to sew it together for extra firmness and durability.

A good thing is that sheets are machine washable and it’s practically free to make it.

Here is the fastest way and simples way of making DIY harness:

Finally, you could also use semi DIY options – you can buy a cheap harness for $20-30 and the upgrade it and put pieces around to make it more comfortable and more to your liking.

The biggest challenge is to create harness that can use different O-ring sizes, but maybe it’s not your problem if you don’t plan on using many different size strap-ons.


Other People Homemade Harness Experiences

Know that you’re not alone, there are many people who’ve tried following tutorials and are sharing their results.

Maybe it helps you with ideas:

“I tried the tutorial today with a tantus dildo which is kinda heavy. The one in the pic is a different one though. It isn’t as heavy but I still wasn’t happy with the way it hung low.

No way it was slipping out of the harness but I wanted it to sit firm on me. So I modified it. Did the tutorial and brought it up the back to the front like suspenders. Pulled the rope through the front loop around the base and then tied it off to the sides. Now it sits extremely sturdy to my pelvic region. You may have better luck with just the tutorial instructions but I just couldn’t get it too look as sturdy as in the video. Here are my pics.

Source: Reddit

Have you thought about getting into rope play? You could build a rope harness very cheaply that will hold a toy well and be very adaptable. You could position it in almost any way you’d dream up.

The other possibility is to get into a bit of leather working. You could make something serviceable, but unattractive fairly easily.

Source: Reddit

Assuming you’ve got a harness compatible dildo, you can make a harness with a steel ring (wider than the shaft, narrower than the base) and some pieces of webbing (lays flat) or rope.

For example, you can make a thigh harness with just a ring and a long piece of webbing: wrap it around your thigh and weave it through the ring variously.

Source: Reddit

That’s it! Hope this helps you!

For more ideas, you might want to check communities like BDSM DIY – there are a lot of fun toys you can create or repurpose for kinky play!

Remember it doesn’t need to be perfect and chances are the first attempt will not be the best.

But I dare you to try the second time and results of your DIY strap-on harness might surprise you!

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