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How to create a bondage hood/gimp mask at home

How to create a bondage hood

Getting into the BDSM world is incredibly exciting and truly opens your eyes to the number of specific sex toys and items that exist for the purposes of bondage and submission in paritucuar. 

One of the most well-known items that falls right into the top of my list is a bondage hood, otherwise known as a gimp mask or sex mask. The common types you’ll see have a hole cut-out for the eyes and the mouth, whereas others are made specifically for sensory deprivation as part of the submissive act. 

Often though, these masks can be quite expensive, and whilst it’s certainly easier to buy one we don’t all have the option to do so. 

With this in mind, I want to break-down how you can create a bondage hood at home that is suited to exactly the type of BDSM play you’re wanting to explore. 

 

Is creating a hood or mask at home a difficult thing to do? 

I could lie and say it’s easy… yes you can make one fairly easily from cutting a hole into a pair of tights, but for this guide I wanted to explore exactly how to do it, and do it properly. 

List of materials & items you’re going to need 

  • Leather 
  • Zip
  • Sewing Machine 

**Note – The above can be changed based on your approach. If you’re new to using a sewing machine then I highly recommend considering buying a premium mask like the ones I’ve recommended above, If you’re willing to get stuck in, I’d recommend taking a few beginners sewing classes too just to get to grips with how the machine and the materials work 

 

Guide to making a bondage hood with a sewing machine 

  1. Get measurements of your head and map them to the leather. Specifically, you will need measurements for: 
    • Chin to Crown
    • Forehead 
    • Neck

  2. Measure the distance of your eyes to the edge of your head, and also the height and width of your eye cavity. Do the same with your mouth. Both will need to be cut-out of the leather

  3. Carefully cut around your measurements within the leather, making sure you also leave enough room at the back for when the mask is sewed

  4. Speaking of being sewed, it’s time to fire-up your machine. Using a basic vertical pattern, sew the two ends of the leather together to make the front and the back of the mask – you then need to sew the top to the bottom to complete the hood.
  5. For a finishing flourish, you can also sew a zip to the mouth section to provide an opening and closing mechanism 

 

All in all, for the hassle that sewing your own mask can be (unless you love sewing), I’d recommend buying a premium one because you’re probably never going to need to buy another one again once you’ve gotten your hands on a leather mask or hood from a reputable seller. 

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