Who can overlook hairdressing when considering a perfect look for any event? Hair enhances your beauty and makes you look more confident.
I am not going to suggest you the 5 best wig brands to fix your hair problem. Neither would suggest any saloon to transform your look. Rather I have found a way of sewing a perfect wig at home using sewing machine.
It may seem a tough row to hoe but following step-by-step instructions would lead you to be a pro at sewing wigs at home.
Without further procrastination let’s get started.
Sewing the Wig using Sewing Machine
The following materials must be on hand before you begin:
- Hairs (3 bundles of weft)
- Mesh Dome Cap
- Marker (white or metallic)
- Mannequin Head
- Needle and Thread
- Sewing Ripper
- Measuring Tape
- Sewing Machine
Before using the sewing machine, reset the following features according to your wig measurements:
- Needle position in the middle
- Tension dial for length
- Stitching Pattern
Step 1: Doubling the Wefts
To fit as many wefts as possible, you must double and sew the wefts together. You may stick to double wefted your bundles than single wefted as it reduces your work and time. In other words, you would be doubling so that more wefts can get fit in to make your wig thicker.
(Tip: You are suggested to use a zig-zag pattern for this purpose.)
Step 2: Sew the Wefts Together
This step is pretty easy because you just have to sew the sides of the track. While sewing pinches the wefts together for extra security, do not overlap them on each other so that one can lay right under the other. You need to ensure that you are taking as many steps as possible to have a pretty flat unit and not overlap each other.
(Tip: While starting or finishing, reverse the stitches multiple times to secure the stitches.)
Step 3: Repeating the Step 2 for the Rest of the Wefts Bundles
Repeat the doubling process to your remaining bundles of wefts.
Step 4: Taking Measurements
You can use a measuring tape to take the front-to-back measurements of your dome cap to ensure that all units would be fitted properly. Keep it 14-15 inches as it’s pretty standard size.
Step 5: Trace the Outlines on Dome Cap
This is where your metallic marker or white marker comes into play. Place the dome cap on the mannequin’s head and draw the outlines with a metallic marker on the mesh dome cap to indicate the outlines. Draw the outlines on the dome cap where the wefts are going to be sewn. This is where you either make or break your wig. It may seem super easy, but you have to keep in mind the number of bundles you have to use.
Step 6: Measuring the gap between Outlines
While using a sewing machine for this method, it is suggested to draw the lines about a finger’s width apart.
Don’t forget how many bundles you’ll need. When you plan to use four or five bundles, you should draw the lines closer together, and when you plan to use two or three bundles, you can draw the lines further apart.
For three bundles of wefts to make a wig, keep the spacing of about two fingers apart.
(Tip: Draw the lines slightly closer if you’re sewing by hand)
Step 7: Sew the Wefts on the Cap
Now it’s time to start sewing the weft onto the cap. Now sew the bundle on the outlines drawn on the dome cap. Start by reversing the stitch multiple times to get a secure stitch.
You need to make sure that you are laying your wefts bit by bit on the blueprints and not sewing anything over each other.
(Tip: Do not stretch or pull the cap because it will make the wig bulky.)
Cheers! You have completed your brand new wig.
There is a wide variety of wigs in the market, but it can be quite expensive to buy a new one for every event. It is just a matter of following all the steps meticulously and seeing what cannot be done if you are interested.