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Topic: Any help? making mohair wig ;)  (Read 3982 times)
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« on: July 30, 2008 03:10:16 AM »

I'm in the process of customizing a couple of blank Hujoo bodies (because I love them and the blank bodies are cheap  Wink) and to keep the price low I wanna make my own wigs. I fell in love with these gorgeous soft looking mohair wigs that someone custom makes, but they're almost as expensive as the dolls themselves  Roll Eyes so I thought that it may be possible to make them myself. i was thinking to lock loop a mesh skull cap in dyed mohair, but I have no idea about the pattern for the shape of the wig, or where to buy (and what kind) of mohair i'd need for dyeing. And how to attach the mohair is another thing. I think Hujoo heads are blythe/pullip/MSD size, or around that.
many thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2008 09:56:51 PM »

I think that if you make a tissue paper pattern for a skull cap, and then lay it on the mohair, you'll have the places marked where you need to make darts to fit it to the head. The glue on, matching up the darts, or hand sew it closed and then glue. If the Mohair is longer and loose, like roving or yarn, then weft the hair first and sew to a skin colored piece of fabric before gluing.
 Here's a site that sells mohair for making stuffies:
 Here's a site that sells lamb's hair in all different colors:
Here's a site that sells the longer yarn style mohair:
A store that specifically sells yarn, may have mohair also.
Good luck!


« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008 12:39:27 PM »

OMG craftewoman you're a lifesaver! thanks!   Wink

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