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TUTORIAL: Adding Wefts to Wigs

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So, how many of you have either bought wefts or made them, whether by sewing or using silicone caulk, then wondered what to do next?

Adding wefts to a wig is quite easy but no one seems to describe the process in their own wig tutorials. So, in my tutorial I have broken down the process for you.

It is more like a set of guidelines, there is plenty of room for your own twists. I prefer to sew my wefts in, but heck, if you wanted to you could hot glue them into place (if you do not ever plan to remove the wefts). This tutorial visually shows how to add wefts inbetween pre-existing wefts. There are many more things you can do with wefts such as adding them to the edges of the wig for up-dos etc. The possibilities are endless.

Anyway, I hope this tutorial is helpful to someone. Let me know if something is not clear. Feedback is great.
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sonPauten's avatar
Thank you! :) This was super helpful!!
LostCause26's avatar
How feasible is this technique for adding coloured streaks to a wig? 
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
This tutorial works for adding any wefts, be they colored streaks or more of the same colored fiber for coverage (as I did in the tutorial).
All you need to do is trim the colored wefts to the desired size(s), sew them in, then style accordingly. :)
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valintineofdeath's avatar
does the wig cap matter? i want to make a wig but i don't know what type of wig to get and im not sure if the different cap of a wig will let me sew them in or not.
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
I know on ebay you can buy the actual swiss wig lace caps so you can basically start designing your own wig. However, that's labor intensive and can be costly. You might find it easier to buy a wig close to what you want the end product to be and modify it for your project by adding/removing wefts, dyeing, styling it etc.

"Wig caps" matter, you don't want to try and add wefts to the kind of wig caps you pull over your hair to keep it in place. If you're working off a wig you bought and are modifying, you can sew things in or remove them very easily. Hope this helps a bit.
FangCipher's avatar
I'm confused do you cut the bun thing on the top of the hair off? :0000
I don't quite understand this e.e..
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
No - you do not want to trim that. You're just pulling hair back and out of the way to where you want to add the wefts. Once they've been sewn in, you let the hair you pulled back down, trim it to blend it with the rest of the wig, and can go ahead and style it as needed.
SinnocentCosplay's avatar
Hello! Great tutorial, but where did you get the wefts from?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
The ones in this tutorial were from another wig. However, you can buy packs of premade wefts from places like Arda and Epic Cosplay. You could also buy bulk hair and make your own wefts by sewing them, weaving them, or using clear silicone caulk. Hope this helps, if not, feel free to ask more questions!
SinnocentCosplay's avatar
Ah, thanks but I've already checked those places, they don't have what I need, I was hoping you knew of some secret corner of the internet that had like anything you could dream of XDD But thanks for the response!
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
May I ask what you are trying to add wefts to/link to a ref pic?
If you want to make wefts, I can certainly name some places I shop to buy supplies.
SinnocentCosplay's avatar
Oh I'm not trying to add wefts to a wig, I'm wanting to start making my own wigs from scratch. I did find a couple of tutorials on making wefts, but not only does that seem like more hassle than it's worth, but I can't even find extensions/loose hair that will work for any of the wigs I'm wanting to make =/
Feel free to link me to those places you shop though, maybe they have something I can use =3
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
I see. You probably already have checked places like iKickShins and Doctored locks, but have you browsed Amazon, eBay, or visited a local "ethnic" beauty shop (if applicable)? You can get loose hair or the premade wefts by looking for "weaving hair". If the color is the issue, weaving hair can be "dyed" just like wigs and comes in a variety of textures. Dyeing a whole wig's worth of wefts would be time-consuming, but if what you want doesn't exist and you want it to be precise, gotta make it exist LOL. That or you can always create custom color-blends with the hair if you don't feel like messing with dyes/inks. 
SinnocentCosplay's avatar
I did not check iKickShins, but I will thanks! I did check Doctored locks, Amazon, and Ebay, but haven't had a chance to check my local stores yet. I didn't think about dying it though, I could get a pale blonde and should be able to make it any color ... I can't believe I didn't think about that XD Thanks!
But I really think that making my own wefts won't be worth it for me, so I'll keep looking for wefts!
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions and help me out so much ^_^ It's greatly appreciated!
bluehentrooper's avatar
This is very helpful. Thanks for posting!
XxMiincalunaxX's avatar
well im cosplaying as hikaru in magic knight rayearth and its very hard to find a wig of her hairstyle. i have the wig that is her color but i dont have her braided pony tail. which im thinking to do this... do you think this would help?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
It would work for that hairstyle and be pretty easy to accomplish. Especially as she has a lot of short layers on top, then a low braided ponytail. It should be very easy to do. I would advise getting and adding wig clips to the front of the wig for added stability as the braid is low and rather thick. You do not want to to cause your wig to slide backward off your head. 
XxMiincalunaxX's avatar
ok thank you that really helps!
NodokaChan1's avatar
Can you add wefts to a lace front wig like Arewn (?) from arda?
Stealthos-Aurion's avatar
Depends on where you're adding them and what you want them to do but yea, you can add wefts to any wig for the most part.
NodokaChan1's avatar
It should be fine then. I looking to do a bouffant wig for my next round and I have never worked with lace front. Thanks! 
RedlaFlizan01's avatar
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