How to Sew Tracks on to a Wig Cap

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How to Sew Tracks on to a Wig Cap
Learning to sew tracks onto a wig cap can create wigs. (dummy image by Vladimirs Koskins from

Creating your own wigs can be both a creative pastime and profitable business venture. While tracks are often glued onto cornrowed hair or a wig cap in what is know as a "quick weave," tracks of hair can also be sewn onto a wig cap.

Skill level:
Moderately Challenging

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Things you need

  • Ventilator tool
  • Weaving needle
  • Head block
  • Wig cap
  • Hair
  • Adhesive

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  1. 1

    Place the wig cap onto your head. Draw an outline over the area you want the wig to cover. Pull the extra part of the cap at the top of your head and cut off about half of the excess material. Do not cut off too much of the wig will be uncomfortable. Using the weaving needle, sew across the top part of the area that was cut. This will make the wig look smoother and more natural.

  2. 2

    Placing the head block between your thighs. Position it in the direction you want to ventilate the hair. Insert the needle through the wig cap. Pull the needle back through the cap to hook the hole where it entered. Push the needle through the next hole while pushing it upward simultaneously. Hook two to three strands of hair onto the needle hook.

  3. 3

    Pull the hair back through the wig cap. Be sure stop exactly at a half of an inch, and continue to apply slight pressure to the back of the needle so the cap won't get hooked. Let the hair you are holding in your other hand slide through your fingers, but apply a small amount of pressure so it won't slide off the needle hook.

  4. 4

    Push the needle about a 1/2" toward the hand holding the hair, then stop. Wrap the hair clockwise around the needle end. Move your hand holding the hair in a position to keep hair on the needle. Turn the ventilator tool in a counterclockwise direction with your fingers while pulling the hair back through the newly created loop. Pinch the end of the hair between your fingers. Slightly pull the hair to tighten the knots.

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