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Tutorial: how to add hair... by chibinis-chan Tutorial: how to add hair... by chibinis-chan
Many people asked me about wigs and how I can part it were I want, how I avoid the netting to show up, how I get rid of blank spaces when I am styling a wig. the answer is very easy, I add additional hair. That's why I always buy long wigs, that look nothing like the character as base wigs. So I can cut hair from it and add it to fill spaces.
So, when I tell them many people tell me they don't know how to glue in additional hair. Actually, I never use glue, i don't know how it works. I sew. It's cheap and not that difficult when you know how to do it.
Yesterday I was talking abou it with *Majin-sama and told her, I am going to do a tutorial for her. She said it was helpful, so I decided I also might share it.

FAQ:
-I did it myself, this is my way to do it.
-I worked very sloppy because Sora was already finished when I did the tutorial and I just wanted to show how it works. This one part took about 5 minutes to be done. Normally it takes about 10 minutes.
-yes normal tulle was used.

Any more questions? Feel free to ask ^^
I hope it is at least a little helpful. First tutorial ever.

Edit: I was told sometimes the hair 'falls out'.
It never happened for me, but if it does happen, you can try to secure the hair with using your zigzag stitch and sweing over the tulle part again. If it still falls out, I am pretty sure a little glue will help ^^
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AkariXIV Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the tutorial. It totally helped with my wig. :la:
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chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I am glad it helped~ <3
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AkariXIV Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:la:
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AkariXIV Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you use a high or low tension when sewing the hair to the tulle?
And what kind of stitch did you use?
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chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I just did it the same way I am sewing fabric. A normal straight stitch was used. Once you're finished, you can sew it over with zigzag once more, to give the hair a better footing.
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AkariXIV Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I see, thanks. I was practicing making a Saix wig but need to hair for the widows point.
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chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I see! Good luck with your wig ^^
btw, there are tutorials that show how to do a nice hairline
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I don't understand how to sew it into the wig.
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chibinis-chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
oh you'll have to sew it into the wig by hand. Put the wig onto the wighead, part it where you want to put the weft you did earlier and just sew it onto the other wefts that are already there.
I am sorry I am not that good on explaining things, but I hope that helps?
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:icondeadisalivebutending:
Yes it does help quiet a bit thank you very much ^-^
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