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How To Sew Weave

Want to learn how to sew weave extensions? You can create any weave hairstyle you can imagine at home with the right knowledge, a few supplies, a little time and a lot of patience.

Let’s look at the step by step instructions for creating a full or partial sewn in weave from start to finish.

How To Sew Weave Step By Step

The first step in learning how to sew weave is creating a foundation to attach the extensions to. Next, sew wefts of hair extensions onto the base of cornrows to create length, texture and style.

Know how you want the finished style to fall before you start parting the sections for the base.

All of this will help you decide how to section the hair.

What You Need

Step 1

Shampoo, condition and blow dry your hair.

Step 2

Plan the hairstyle you want and make parts showing where the braided base will go. Separate and pin up any hair that will stay out of the weave (edges, crown of the head, nape of the neck, etc).

Step 3

Use a small amount of extension hair as reinforcement and braid the hair in either a continuous cornrow braid or part horizontal sections and braids those. Make the cornrows as flat and narrow as possible.

Use the needle and thread to sew the ends of the braids along the bottom of the cornrows. Use enough thread so an entire track can be sewn with one length (it's easier when take down time comes).

Step 4

Starting from the back of the head, sew rows of extension hair onto each cornrow. Start from the very edge of the cornrow and keep the track as flat as possible.

Go over the same spot a few times with the needle and thread when you start the track to secure it properly. Do the same thing when you get to the other end of the cornrow.

Step 5

Cut the track once you've secured the end to the cornrow. This helps to get the measurements exactly right.

Step 6

Continue sewing the hair onto the cornrows this way until you've completed the whole head.

Step 7

If you're style came with a closure piece for the crown of the style, sew it in place now.

Step 8

Trim and style the hair any way you like.

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