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Unread 11-10-2007, 01:51 AM   #1
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tips how to sew a weft into a wig

I made several "no sew wefts" (katie obair method) and i was wondering how exactly do you go about sewing the wefts into the wig XD. Do you use a specifc type of thread? (thicker / more durable?) And how do you sew it to the mesh/ wig itself?
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Unread 11-10-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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You don't need any fancy thread, just normal (quality) sewing thread the color of the wig.

Here's a tutorial:
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1091600
http://images.cosplay.com/showphoto.php?photo=1096903

I'm making a wig from scratch here, but it works the same way when you're adding wefts to an existing wig. The only real difference is that you need to part the wig's hair and tuck it away so you have a nice, empty spot or line where you can put your new weft. (see attachment)
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Unread 11-10-2007, 09:31 AM   #3
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Another Suggestion: Get a few curved needles.

http://www.hancockfabrics.com/shoppi...d%20needle

(Those are curved upholstery needles which are probably too big, but you get the idea of what they look like.)
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Unread 11-10-2007, 11:07 AM   #4
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I hotglue them to the mesh, then wrap around them with regular sewing thread/needle.
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okay thank you very much ^^
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Unread 11-10-2007, 11:49 PM   #6
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http://www.pettingzoowigs.com/wigsup...l#curvedneedle
the only reason you use these is because it makes it WORLDS easier to sew in wefts while the wig is still on the head.
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Unread 11-11-2007, 12:38 PM   #7
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yup. if you take the wig off the wig head, you usually don't need a curved needle.
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Unread 11-11-2007, 02:26 PM   #8
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thank you so much ^^
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Unread 11-11-2007, 03:55 PM   #9
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i'm sorry i didnt want to start a new thread, but since my question kinda goes with this...

anyways, i want to make my first wig...normally i just style them, but for the wig i need, i would have to make it, or at least add to it...if i wanted to add (a different colour) extension to a wig, how would i go about to sew them on the wig....i mean when you buy extensions (for exemple at Wal-mart), it's pretty much loose hair., so how do i prep that hair, so that after i can sew it on the wig?

Or if this help more...i want to make a wig so it resemble Kisaki's hair. I thought of buying a wig for the base, and then adding the extension to make the spikes/puffy hair on the top. i thought of going with a black wig for the base and cut the bangs properly...then buy fushia hair extensions and add a few at the top of the wig...then the rest to do the spikes.
Does that make sense?
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Unread 11-11-2007, 04:31 PM   #10
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Unread 11-12-2007, 03:25 PM   #11
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There's already a thread specifically for wig-making and wefting techniques:
http://forums.cosplay.com/showthread.php?t=113387

Please feel free to revive it^^
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Unread 11-23-2007, 09:57 AM   #12
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Wow, I once used this curved needles to fix up my sofa o_O Well...instead of these, you should use what we call in Brazil "tailor needles" (dunno how it´s called in English...this is a direct translation...), that are a needle type shorter than usual sewing needles, easier to "maneuver" around this type of work...
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