Welcome, wig enthusiasts, to our comprehensive guide on crafting your very own wig like a pro, right from the comfort of your own home! Gone are the days of relying solely on store-bought wigs that may not meet your specific preferences. By embarking on this creative journey, you’ll not only gain a deeper understanding of wig construction but also enjoy the satisfaction of wearing a customized masterpiece that showcases your unique personality. Without further ado, let’s embark on this exciting DIY wig-making expedition and unlock your potential to create stunning, personalized wigs that will turn heads wherever you go. Get ready to bring your wig dreams to life with these effortless steps!

I. DIY Making Your Wig: Taking Measurements

 When it comes to size, not all wigs are one-size-fits-all. It’s a good idea to measure your head size first if you want it to sit comfortably on your head (and look the most natural). Follow these 3 basic measurements below or You also can watch this detailed tutorial video on these measurements, including three additional sizes for a better fit.

  • Measure Around The Head At The Hairline (Circumference):  Use a cloth tape measure to measure along the hairline. The tape measure should extend from the base of your hairline at your neck to the top of your hairline at the forehead. 
  • Measure Front to Nape: Place the end of a cloth tape measure at the center of your forehead, matching the end of the tape measure to the beginning of your natural hairline. Drape the tape measure over the crown of your head and down to the middle of the nape, where your natural hairline ends.
  • Measure Ear To Ear Across The Forehead: Bring the end of the cloth tape measure to the uppermost point at which your ear connects to the rest of your head. Drape the tape measure over the crown of your head and back down to the same position as the opposite ear.

II. DIY Making Your Wig: Gathering Essential Products and Tools

 You’re going to need a lot of tools to get started. However, the good news is that you may already have some of these items at home.

Hand-made Wig Kit
  • Closure/ Frontal
  • Hair Bundles (3-4 hair bundles)
  • Dome Wig Cap
  • Metallic Marker
  • T-pins
  • Mannequin head (Preferably with wig stand)
  • I, J, and C-shape Needle & Thread (or Sewing Machine)
  • Sewing Scissors
  • Hair clips
  • Wig combs (Optional)

 Above is everything you’ll need to successfully make your own wig. If you’re not sure where to get some of these items, Amazon or eBay are good places to start looking, and our websites are a great place for you with a wide range of hair bundles, frontal, and closures to get.

III. Step-by-step Guide To DIY Making The Wig

 If you’re more of a visual person, watch the video below for detailed instructions on how to make a wig, or scroll down for step-by-step directions.

DIY Making Wig Step #1: Forming The Wig Foundation

 Firstly, you will need the dome cap and mannequin head. Ensure that the dome cap is centered, and then hold it in place using two T-pins at the nape of the wig cap to mimic the nape of your hairline.

 To start the foundations of the wig, you will need your frontal or closure. Centre it on top of the mannequin head on top of the dome cap and then start pinning it down, ensuring that the front of the closure/ frontal is 1/4th of an inch in front of the dome cap.

 After pinning the center, pinning down the sides is quite simple as you can pin them straight down. The end of the closure/ frontal needs pinning at the end of the dome cap.

DIY Making Wig Step #2: Marking and Preparation For Wefts

1. Marking The Outline

 Pin the frontal/closure up and out of the way for now so you can begin marking out the lines for the bundles. Trace the outline of your frontal/ closure onto the dome cap, and then draw the foundation for laying out the wefts.

  • If you’re using a sewing machine, draw each line approximately 2cm apart
  • If you’re sewing by hand, you should make each line slightly closer together.

2. Preparation For Wefts

Sancy Weft Bone Straight Hair
Sancy Weft Bone Straight Hair

 In terms of hair, the choice is up to you. Both real and synthetic hair has their own advantages and disadvantages, but it’s always a good idea to get high-quality hair, so you can keep your wig for years to come. Generally, for a wig that will be worn every day, you would want to use real hair.

DIY Making Wig Step #3: Start Sewing The Weft

We will explain how to sew by hand since it’s the more accessible option.

  • Get your first weft and line it up with the bottom line on the dome cap. Put the needle and thread through the dome cap and then through the track of the weft. You will only do this for the start and finish of a weft track.
  • After putting it through, feed the needle through the hole of the thread, and this will create a more secure start as it creates a knot at the beginning of the weft.

As you continue to sew the weft on, two things are essential:

  • Sew through the dome cap and around the weft track, then when you bring the needle through, you need to pull the needle and thread through the loop on the left side, helping to preserve the longevity of the weft, and then bring it through the loop again to create a more secure sewing pattern.
  • Once you get to the end of the track, you need to sew through the dome cap, and weft then create a knot at the end of the thread by wrapping it around the needle 2 to 3 times. Once you pull through, pull tightly, and it will create a natural knot securing the end.

DIY Making Wig Step #4: Repeat and Finish

 You now understand how to add a full weft to your wig. All that remains is to repeat the process. Repeat these steps to sew on each weft along each line until you have a finished product.

IV. Conclusion

 With our step-by-step instructions, handy tips, and expert techniques, you’ll be well on your way to becoming a wig-making maestro. So, roll up your sleeves, gather your materials, and let’s dive into the fascinating world of DIY wig creation! Without further ado, let’s embark on this exciting DIY wig-making expedition and unlock your potential to create stunning, personalized wigs that will turn heads wherever you go.

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