Belly Binding Instructions

The “knots” involved in belly binding are not hard to do, and neither is the act of actually wrapping the fabric. The thing that can be a little bit difficult though is getting used to working with a wrap that is 16 yards long. So, before starting to put on the wrap there are a few things to check. 

  • That the wrap if free of knots and twists. 
  • Gather your wrap together into a way that will be easy to work with. 
    • I usually recommend rolling it or stacking it with and accordion like fold
  • Check your clothing choice. Make sure that you will still be able to continue with your day with your wrap over or under any of the clothes that you are wearing. 
  • Make sure that your bladder is empty before starting to put on your wrap. 

Once you are all prepared its time to put it on. It is easiest when putting it on with someone’s help however it is very possible to put it on independently. Throughout these instructions I will add in modifications that would make applying the wrap independently easier.

Step 1:

Measure Out Your Tail. 

The Tail is the portion of the wrap that runs vertically up your front and does not get wrapped around your body. 

  • Stretch out a portion of wrap that can reach from your forehead to your pubic bone.  
    • I recommend holding the tail quite close to the “knots” throughout the wrapping process and simply allow the extra to rest on your shoulder. This will allow you to more easily control the amount of tension that you have while making the “knots”. 

Step 2:

Your First “Knot”

The wrap should be wrapped around the hips counterclockwise. As you wrap ensure that the fabric is flat and not bunched up or folded over. Also the fabric should feel snug against the body. 

The first “knot” is the most important and the hardest of all the “knots” to do. 

  • Cross the two pieces of fabric over one another with the tail piece on the bottom. 
    • This intersection should happen just above the pubic bone, about where the bottom of a zipper would be on a pair of pants. 
  • Step your feet together
  • Take a deep breath as the pieces of fabric are pulled in opposite directions making the wrap fit tightly. 
  • Wrap the tail piece of fabric clockwise around the other
    • The tail should go in a complete circle around the other piece ending by coming back to its original orientation, up the abdomen towards the nose.
    • If you are putting the wrap on by yourself you can wrap the tail around 2 times instead of 1 to add a little extra security and stability for this first “knot”. Do not do this for any other “knots”. 

Step 3:

The Body Of The Wrap

The body of the wrap is completed in a very similar fashion to the technique used for the first “knot”.

  • After the first “knot” has been made you can stand normally again.
  • Continue your wrap counterclockwise around the body moving 1/3 of the way up the previous layer
  • Each time you come back around and meet the tail you will make a “knot”. 
    • This is always done by crossing the two pieces of fabric over one another with the tail on the bottom and wrapping the tail clockwise in a complete circle around the long piece.  

Step 4: 

Tucking The Ends

As you move up the body with the wrap you will eventually reach a point where you no longer have enough fabric to complete another “knot” This is when it is time to tuck in the ends. 

  • Identify the last successful “knot”. 
  • Take each remaining end of fabric in opposite directions around the body gently tucking it underneath the previous layer of wrap from the top
    • The tension of the wrap should be enough to hold everything into place.

That’s it, You made it! Now enjoy your wrap! 

Be sure you always remove or adjust your wrap if you begin to experience any discomfort. 

Never wear your wrap for longer that 12 hours at a time!