Wefting - Step 1: Sewing loose hair to tulle

Wefting - Step 1: Sewing loose hair to tulle -  -
Cut strips of tulle that are at least 2" / 5cm wide. The maximum length you'll need for a wig should be around 16" / 40cm (you can, however, cut the finished wefts apart or put small pieces together when making your wig.)

It doesn't really matter what kind of tulle, just use normal, cheap tulle that matches the color of the hair extensions. The tulle is mandatory because it keeps the hair from getting sucked into the sewing machine and blocking it.

Place the tulle in your sewing machine, ready to go, take a strand of blended hair and start spreading it evenly on the tulle. I use a strong needle (using a thin needle may cause the thread to rip); normal, quality sewing thread; a straight stitch and a very small stitch width (just a little above the buttonhole setting.)

Stitch all along the tulle strip, feeding the hair evenly as you go. No clumps, no bald spots! (Thanks to Gren for this advice^^)

Lock the ends as you would with a regular seam.

Comments: 10


CHIBI-Chii posted on 12-13-2013 at 10:56 AM:

Sounds like you need a stronger needle Maruri (I never tried it, yet but thats what I read in Ks description.)

Kukkii-san posted on 10-01-2010 at 10:13 AM:

Nope. You need to use netting or tulle.

ScentedTsubaki posted on 09-30-2010 at 05:59 PM:

would using something like a satin for this work? i have a lot of that laying around and i dont want to go buy tulle. or would that make it too thick?

Kukkii-san posted on 07-22-2010 at 05:22 AM:

Just cut into the skin top / elastics and sew them back together^^

Sspie posted on 07-21-2010 at 09:37 AM:

reference drawing i made of said wig
http://i237.photobucket.com/albums/ff137/Jokermask3/Afbeelding4267.jpg
here off a cosplayer http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs51/i/2009/334/f/7/Cosplay__Lussuria____again__by_Mary__Sue.jpg
, i really didnt like the base material (yellow rubber?)

i was planning on making the base wig blond , he just got one long side bang wich needs to be green, i am a real noob when it comes to this.

so here another question (hope you dont mind?)
how do i go about cutting and sewing the wigs?
dont know ive you already got a tutorial for that.

Kukkii-san posted on 07-21-2010 at 02:32 AM:

What you described sounds like you'd be better off cutting up three wigs and sewing them together. Wefts are good if you want to add fiber to a base wig (thicken it up or add highlights, for example), but not for replacing a whole section of the wig. Unless maybe you sew the wefts to sturdy tulle or felt. (A forum search for widow's peak or Axel wig should give you some ideas on ways to add on to a base wig.)

Sspie posted on 07-20-2010 at 03:12 PM:

can this technic also be used to add different colors in a base wig?

trying to find the best way to go about doing this wig
the base wig is blond short , while in the middle i got a red mohawk going on ..
and on the right a bit long green said bangs.
all help would be greatly appreciated! ^^'

Kukkii-san posted on 06-21-2010 at 03:13 AM:

On top, just like fabric, as seen in the photo^^

BrokenShinobi posted on 06-20-2010 at 11:45 PM:

I"m sorry, you said place the tulle IN the sewing machine. I'm not sure what that means. Does that mean you just place it on top of where the needle goes down (I'm not very experienced so I'm not very good with terminology) and the cloth rests, and then put the hair on top of that?

maruri_hizu posted on 05-02-2009 at 12:44 AM:

I'm so sad. I must have done something wrong because the extensions still blocked my sewing machine and got tangled in my bobbin. When I tried to untangle it, I somehow snapped a piece off of the bobbin carriage. Sigh, now I am machine-less. ... I'm sure this is a great technique, I just suck at it.

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