Hi guys.. how did your month of love go? Good I hope? I’m going to be sharing a pretty simple DIY wig making tutorial with you on the blog today.
The third edition of Get wigged (The wig making workshop) was held on Saturday the 18th of February 2017 and of course it was great. But realistically, not everyone who wants to attend the workshop can actually do so (although I’ll advice that you try to sign up for one of the classes to get the best experience) that’s why I’ll still keep posting DIY tutorials here.
You can read my other tutorials here, here, here, lol here again or just click the DIY tab under menu. I also know how much you guys love these posts so I’m here to serve at the pleasure of my readers lol.
Anyway, that’s why I’m here with this tutorial today on how to make a wig with a lace closure.
What you need:
A lace closure
Needle and thread
T-pins/ tack pins
Mannequin head and
Making a wig with a lace closure is pretty easy and by following this tutorial, you should get a hang of it.
First thing to do obviously is prep your bundles and lace closure i.e. Wash and condition, customize your closure, seal the weft of your weave bundles if you want to etc. Then go ahead and put the wig cap on the mannequin. Secure your wig cap tightly on your mannequin head at all four edges with you T-pins.
Then you thread your needle. Always double your thread before putting it through the eye of the needle to thicken it. Note that the Curved or C needles are ideal for this but some people prefer the I or J. Just use whatever works for you really.
After this, you would then sew down the lace closure first (my advice). Some people start by sewing down the weaves first but I’ll rather sew the closure first so I’ll know how to manage whatever space is left for the weave.
In sewing down your closure, what you need to do is make sure that it is laid down flat on the wig cap. This can be done using your tack pins on all four ends of the closure as shown in the picture below before you start sewing. When you’re done, secure this out of the way by a butterfly clamp/duck clip.
The stitch you use is up to you but I usually use a blanket stitch to keep it nice and tight.
Next, proceed to sewing down your weaves and start at the very bottom of the wig cap. You want to make sure that the spacing between a stitch and the next isn’t too close or too far apart. Also, the spacing between each track should be moderately placed. You can go by the general rule ‘two fingers width apart’ or whatever works for you as long as the weave you have ends up being enough.
Once you’re done, turn the wig inside out and cut the part of the wig beneath the lace closure.
This isn’t the same unit picturees but you get the idea yes? So go ahead and slay.
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Have a lovely week ahead guys..