A very narrow weft is right for BJD or doll wigs, owing to the small dimension of the wig. I found that the narrower the sewn weft , the extra discreet it is in the completed wig. After trial & error with various strategies, I discovered the following technique offered the specified outcome and likewise being neat & tidy. The completed wefts can be connected to a wide range of wig caps.
The steps are damaged down into 2 elements:
A – Preparation – if using unfastened curly doll hair that comes in a bag & is a continuous size.
B – Sewing Wefts – approach could be applied to different forms of hair that are already in shorter lengths.
Proven below is the making of white wefts which can be used in the creation of a Rococo wig.
From Unfastened Curly Doll Hair
To Sewn Narrow Weft
A – Preparation of loose curly doll hair
Since one of these hair comes in a steady size, it gives the pliability to create hair wefts of various lengths. A small cardboard box was flattened & used to wrap the hair around for constant & uniform lengths, as well to make the unfastened strands easy to handle. It is best to wrap around the smooth, folded part of the cardboard field to allow the hair to slide alongside.
Wrapping hair round length of field for a protracted weft
Proven on the left is a protracted wrap with the hair wrapped lengthwise on the box.
The clipboard was used to hold the hair (keep it from unravelling) during photography but was also handy whenever I needed to set the undertaking down.
The technique of wrapping the strands went quite rapidly – half dozen or so wraps & then gently siding it to 1 aspect. This produced a constant layer of hair & made sewing the wefts very easy.
For the short warps, the higher & decrease box flaps were tucked inside & the hair wrapped in the same manner as above. These shorter ones confirmed greatest for images purposes. A few UP arrows had been added to the cardboard for reference. These indicate the top or the realm that can be sewn. Shown beneath are
Step 1 – wrap the hair strands round a cardboard box.
Step 2 – tape the higher edge on both sides. I used the narrowest masking tape that we had. It still was a bit too large so minimize in half lengthwise, then applied it very flippantly to higher edge.
Step three – cut the underside of the hair strands. The flattened cardboard box labored nicely, it was fairly easy to slip the top of the scizzors between the cardboard & get an even minimize.
Masking tape positioned, onto the hair strands, at the top edge of the box. Repeat for different aspect.
Lower hair strands, at the bottom, between cardboard layers.
Side view of minimize hair strands.
High view after hair strands have been reduce.
The tape was utilized simply earlier than sewing the wefts. Didn’t need to take the possibility that the tape would go away any residue on the hair or grow to be too safe & then tough to take away.
Step 4 – Slide a bit of paper under the taped area. Smooth out the highest hair strands between the tape. The precise sewing will likely be done on to the paper. I like to recommend utilizing the same coloured paper to the hair, for this challenge plain white printer paper was used.
B – Sewing the wefts
The added good thing about using a flattened cardboard field was the gap between the tape at the highest. The spacing was just good to allow the stress foot to glide along without catching the hair strands.
Step 1 – To make sewing as simple as possible & to keep away from the hair getting caught in the feed canine, place a sheet of paper beneath the hair.
Step 2 – Sew a line of straight stitching between the taped hair stands
Sew between taped hair strands.
View of hair stitched to paper between tape.
Step 3 – Fold hair over onto itself (tape front sides matching.
Step 4 – Sew line of straight stitching at the fold on top the primary.
Step 5 – Sew another row immediately on prime of this row utilizing a slim dense zigzag stitch.
Sew on prime of earlier sewing line on folded hair strands.
Back view of the sewing lines. Higher portion of picture shows the 2 straight stitching strains & the lower portion shows it with the addition of the zigzag stitch.
Step 6 – Open the weft & remove the tape from either side. Labored best with one hand holding down the hair whereas the opposite pulls the tape.
Step 7 – The paper was perforated from the three rows of sewing & was simply removed by holding the paper & pulling the weft away.
Open weft & remove tape from each sides.
Remove weft from paper.
The tip result’s a really narrow weft, mere millimeters in width.
Weft is able to be hooked up to a wig cap. I favor to attach utilizing a glue gun as it is fast, the glue secures the hair fibers at the identical & it’s washable. If sewing then I apply a very superb line of glue (tacky glue that dries clear, is permanent & washable) after the weft is sewn to reinforce the hair fibers & decrease loss during combing.