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Step By Step| How to Make a Wig Like a Pro for Beginners Hand Sewn & Sewing Machine Method |WestKiss

in this video I'm doing a step-by-step

detailed process of how to make a wig

for a beginner this video is sponsored

by West kiss so thank you so much to

them for sending me this hair to use and

for sponsoring this video so let's go

ahead and get started the first thing

you're going to need is obviously your

hair you can use a frontal or a closure

but I'm going to be using a frontal that

is in the deep way of 20 inches and I am

pairing that with four bundles two

bundles of 28 one bundle of 26 in a one

bundle of 24 next you will need your wig

cap I like to use the mesh dome cap and

I recommend it if you are a beginner you

will also need a marker a white or

metallic that will show up on the dome

cap you will also need a mannequin head

I do recommend investing in a canvas

mannequin head because just makes rig

making easier you can get these pretty

cheap off Amazon they come in different

sizes and inches based off of your own

head measurements and you can Google on

how to accurately measure your head I

also suggest that you invest in a

mannequin head holder I use a tripod

that provides me a sturdy base for a wig

making but you can also find cheaper

options available at Sally's that you

can attach like to the end of a table

you also need a needle and thread if you

are here to make one by sewing machine

you will use the needle and thread that

comes with your machine and if you are

making one by hand you need a curved tip

needle it goes without saying that you

also need scissors you will also need T

pins to help aid you in the construction

of your wig first thing you want to do

is place the dome cap on to the

mannequin head you want to make sure

that it is centered and then you're

going to use two t pins to pin down the

nape of the cap to mimic the hairline of

your nape next you want to start the

foundation for your wig so you are going

to Center your frontal or your closure

on top of the mannequin head on top of

the dome cap and then you are going to

begin to pin it down so you want the

front of the closure or the frontal

about 1/4 of an inch in front of the

dome cap after you pin the center

pinning the sides should be very easily

the only thing you need to do is just

pin them straight down like so the end

of the closure should be pinned right at

the end of the mesh dome cap now you're

going to pin the hair of the frontal or

the closure out of the way so you can

trace the outline onto the cap this is

where either your metallic marker or

your white marker comes into play so I'm

using the metallic sharpie and basically

what you want to do is just trace the

outline of either your closure or your

frontal onto the mesh dome cap after

you've done that then you want to draw

the foundation for laying your webs so

what I do is just begin drawing the line

straight across and mine do end up

looking a little crooked because it was

hard to do on camera but you want to try

to make them as straight as possible

also if you are using a sewing machine

for this method I would suggest making

the lines about a finger width apart if

you are sewing them by hand I would make

them a little bit closer together

maybe like a pinky finger apart you also

want to keep in mind how many bundles

you are using of course if you are

trying to fit four or five bundles you

want the lines way closer together if

you are only doing two or three bundles

you want the lines further apart and

like I said I know my lines are crooked

but you want to try them to make them

going straight across if you are using a

closure instead of a frontal you want to

do the exact same thing and you just

continue to make your lines curved

around the closure at the crown of the

head

so this is what your foundation should

look like it doesn't have to be exactly

the way I do mine but this is what works

for me and now we are going to get into

how to hand sew so first you need some

thread I cut around an arm's length of

thread and then you want to thread one

end of the thread through the curved tip

needle like so you want to even out the

thread so you can begin to make the knot

that will be at the end so this is just

a simple knot that I just tie at the end

of the thread and what I'm going to do

is do this twice so that it is nice and

secure when sewing by hand you want to

line the weft up with the lines on the

mesh dome cap you want to put the needle

through the dome cap and then you want

to put the needle through the track and

you're only going to do this when you

are starting and finishing a track so

after you put it through then you are

going to feed the needle through the

hole of the thread like so and this is

going to create a more secure start by

creating a knot at the beginning of the

whiffed as you continue to sew the weft

on two things are important you want to

go through the mesh dome cap but around

the track and then when you are bringing

the needle through you want to bring it

through the loop of the thread on the

left as you can see in the video this is

important because you want to go around

the track to preserve the longevity of

the weft and you want to make sure

you're bringing that needle through the

loop of thread because that is going to

create a more secure and strong sewing

pattern so once you get to the end of

your track you are once again going to

go through the weft so first you want to

go through the dumb cap then you want to

go through the weft then you want to

create a knot the way that I do that is

you're going

to wrap the thread around your needle

two to three times and then once you

pull the needle through you will pull it

tight and pull it taut and it creates a

natural knot and once you finish with

that you can cut the end of the thread

and then you can cut the end of the

track and start over again so at this

point you have successfully hand-sewn a

track onto your mesh dome cap and you

would just continue to repeat the

process until your wig is finished so

now we're going to get into the sewing

machine method if you do not know how to

operate a sewing machine I suggest you

learn how to do that first before

following steps in this video I'm just

gonna point out the most important

pieces of my sewing machine that I use

when I am doing the sewing machine

method so one of the first and most

important steps for creating a wig with

the sewing machine is doubling your

whips this is just going to ensure that

you fit as many West's as you can

without it looking bulky on your mesh

dome cap for this part you want to use a

zig-zag pattern so with my particular

sewing machine I'm going to choose

pattern 5 in the middle and then you

double the width and line it up

underneath the presser foot and then

you're going to begin to sew you want to

do this all the way to the end of the

weft and you want to do this for all of

your bundles and this is just a

different angle for you to see how the

sewing process should look once you have

finished that then you are ready to

begin sewing the wefts onto the cap so

the first step that you want to do is

line up the mesh dome cap underneath the

presser foot and then you want to grab

your weft and you want to line that on

top of your tracing line underneath the

presser foot once you have everything

aligned you want to put your presser

foot down and then you're going to begin

the sewing process I like to start by

lowering my needle and then I'm going to

use my foot pedal to begin to sew also

when I'm sewing onto the cap iron

still using the same zig-zag pattern

that I use to double the weft so just

keep that in mind while sewing the weft

on you want to let the speed of the

sewing machine guide you you can provide

a little bit of tension as you see me

doing in the video but you don't want to

pull or stretch the cat because that

will cause a shrinking you also want to

make sure that you are pausing ensuring

that your whiffed is still completely

aligned and that you are following the

foundation that you drew with your

tricks

and once I get to the end I sew all the

way through and then I use the reverse

lever to do a little bit of reverse

sewing just to make the end more secure

and then I just cut the weft and then

with the sewing machine after you cut

the width you also have to cut the

thread so you can use your thread cutter

on the side of your sewing machine or

you can use scissors once you've got all

your web Sun on either by machine or by

hand then it's time to move back to your

frontal or your closure you are going to

put your wig on your mannequin head and

then you're going to pin down either

your frontal or your closure so you can

hand sew this on when sewing down your

front or your closure you want to use

the same technique as I showed you when

you're sewing your weft on so initially

you want to go through the end of the

frontal or the closure and you want to

go through the mesh dome cap you then

want to pull the needle through the

thread to create that secure start of

your sewing as you continue to sew down

the frontal or the closure you want to

go through the end of the frontal or the

closure and you still want to send that

needle through that hole of the thread

so that it creates a secure base when

you are sewing you also want to go

through the mesh dome cap as well so

please do not forget that

you want to stitch close together so

that it is very secure and you were to

continue to sell all the way around

until you are finished so this is the

end result of a selling machine made wig

if you made yours by hand it will look a

little bit different but it should still

look nice and neat like so I also add it

in elastic band to mine so I could wear

this as a glueless unit I have a video

on how I do that that I will put in the

description box below

I have also fully customized be frontal

by bleaching the nuts

I have also plucked the frontal to make

it look more realistic and I have cut

away the excess lace and after that the

wig is finished now I'm just going to

show you really quickly how I would

apply this wig I typically do not use a

wig cap when I am doing a glueless wig I

just put it on and do a quick melt down

process yes I'm just gonna take some

edge control and I'm going to lay down

the perimeter of the wig and I'm going

to lay down my baby hairs and get the

hairline to look exactly how I want it

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once I've done that I'm going to take my

styling foam or mousse and I'm going to

apply it all over the hairline of the

wig then I'm going to tie it down with a

silk or satin scarf or just whatever to

make it lay down and I'm going to leave

that tie it down for at least 15 minutes

or so and when you untie that scarf it

should be melted it should look like

scalp it should just be laid okay so

this is the finishing result of the wig

that we made

once again this hair is from West kiss

it is beautiful it is the deep wave I'll

put all the information about this hair

in the description box below I hope this

video was helpful to some of you who

want to start making your own wigs and

please let me know if you have any

questions stay tuned for the next video

that will be in my wig making series it

will be how to pluck your frontal thank

you guys so much for watching let me

know

if you have any questions and until next

time