My first BJD’s hair
I’ve been saving hair for a while, never knowing exactly what I was going to use it for but like the good artist I am, I knew someday it would be useful. My first porcelain doll is ready for hair. So I looked on the internet on how to make a wig.
I cut 3 inch strips of tissue paper. They say this is very necessary so the hair doesn’t go down into your sewing machine.
Set the stitch length to lowest setting. mine is 2.
Use matching thread.
Then I laid the hair in a row between two strips and sewed down the strip 3 times, each row a little apart from the other.
I then covered her head with plastic cling wrap and laid a strip of cotton from the back of her head to the forhead and smeared Liquid nails all over it. I did the same with the sides cutting a semi-circle .I cut a very thin band to glue around the whole edge of the wig cap and let it dry overnight. In the morning I pulled off the plastic wrap and had a perfect fitting wig cap.
I made a ball of foil to be a stand in for her porcelain head so I wouldn’t mess it up with glue as I glued on the strips of hair. I couldn’t get all the tissue paper off, even after soaking it in water for a few hours. I guess i have to do it better next time or find another way.
I just smeared liquid nails on the back of each strip and glued it all to the wig cap in a style that was cute.