Wefting: How to Sew Your Own Wefts
Wefts are rows of hair or synthetic fiber that have been woven or sewn together, and you can buy ready-made wefts or harvest them from a spare wig. I published my first wefting and wig-making tutorial on cosplay.com ten years ago.
What You Need
Buy loose extensions online, for example, from Doctored Locks in the United States or from an ethnic beauty supply store; be aware that some stores will only sell “Jumbo Braid” fiber, which has a rough, kinked texture.
Step Two: Sewing Hair to Tulle
I recommend using your left hand to gently guide the hair and a comb in your right hand to keep it straight (do not pull on it, only gently guide it!). Use a comb to keep the fiber neat and straight.
Step Three: Fold the Weft and Sew It Together
Sew the folded weft back to the sewing machine and stitch another line to sew the layers together. Use the center between the seams as a folding line and fix it with lots of pins (perpendicular to the seamlines).
Step 4: Finishing Touches
Damaged and kinky fibers can be straightened with hot water or a blow dryer before use, and the weft can be stored by folding it at the seam and tying it off with ribbons or cut-open elastic hairties.
Variant: Long Wefts
I’ve folded hair in half to sew a 30cm (12u2033) short weft in this tutorial, but you can make wefts in any color and length you want, and with some practice, you’ll be able to sew neat, even wefts with a narrow seam.
Can you add bangs to a wig?
Before you begin, tie your wig back and brush it out so it’s ready to cut. Decide whether you want straight or side-swept bangs, and take off the hair gradually rather than all at once.
Can a hairdresser cut a wig?
But yes, hairstylists can do wigs if you need them; extension specialists are used to cutting stiff hair like wigs. Make an appointment with that stylist and explain what you want done so the stylist isn’t put on the spot if they don’t know what to do when you sit down and pull out a wig.
Do you have to pluck a lace closure?
We need to pluck it first before installing lace frontals or lace front wigs to create a natural hairline and get a natural looking. It appears to be a very simple step, but it is a very difficult task for beginners. It requires more patience and care, otherwise you might ruin the hairline.
Can you add a lace front to a wig?
With a little patience and practice, you can adapt a wig’s hairline. Use a larger numbered hook for the section of the lace closest to the hairline, and a smaller number as you work away, to create a more natural transition in hair.