Should You Sew-In or Glue On Your Lace Wig?

A How To Guide and A Little Advice

Sew-in Lace Wig Model

It is known that, by far, the best way to secure your lace wig the best is to have it sewn on. Unfortunately, if you’ve already maxed out your budget getting the perfect wig, hiring a weaving specialist to sew it on may not be financially feasible.   

Alas, don’t give up hope! For we are coming to the rescue. Today, we are offering through this article a little Do-It-Yourself guide to achieving the best sewn in weave. Doing it yourself can save you a lot of money, but it will take time. And it’s not easy! It’s going to take some effort. But you can get through it. We believe in you! We’ll also give you some other tips, the pros and cons of sewing in your weave, and some advice on the alternative option of gluing it in.

Sewing in your Lace Wig: A Tutorial

You’re going to need exactly six things before you get started sewing your lace wig in. Before you begin, go ahead and collect the following:

  1. Your Full Lace Wig
  2. Curved Weaving needle
  3. Large bristle brush
  4. Banana Clips
  5. Weaving thread
  6. An old tooth brush

After you have gathered the necessary materials, follow these simple, straightforward steps. Follow each step precisely to get the best sew in wig.

Step 1

First, braid all of your natural hair. Below you will see an example of braiding. However, you may use any style of braiding that you would like.

Hair Braiding getting ready for Sew-In

Step 2

Secondly, place your lace wig on your head, aligning it so it fits perfectly. Make sure it is where you want it to be as it can be quite difficult to adjust a sewn in wig once it is attached to your scalp.

Placing Lace Wig on head as step 2 

Step 3

After you have aligned your wig, take the toothbrush and brush your baby hair out from under your wig.

Model aligned wig and brushing baby hair

Step 4

After brush your baby hair, you are going to part your hair into three sections. Use the comb to part it from ear to ear from the middle of your head.

Model Parting head

Step 5

Now, we can actually start the sewing process. Start stitching across the middle of your head. This is referred to as the anchor stitch. Make sure this is done precisely and accurately. Take time doing this. There’s not need to rush.  

Model starting sewing process of the Lace Wig

Step 6

Starting with the front right side, stitch back towards the anchor stitches. Then repeat the process on the front left side.  

Stich on Lace Wig

Step 7

Clip some of your hair in the front and then stich backwards to the anchor stitches. This secures the hair in the front. You should avoid your usual side or middle parts doing this.

Clip Lace Wig

Now that you know the seven steps it takes to sew in a lace wig, we’re going to delve into the pros and cons of this weave method to determine if it’s the optimal option for you.