How to Make a Lace Front Wig

Published By: Dasia

Last Updated: August 11, 2022

Lace front wigs are a great hair piece to have in your collection. They provide you with a natural-looking style in little to no time. With this in mind, if you’ve done any shopping around, you know they can get pretty expensive.

This naturally brings the question of whether or not you can make a wig lace front yourself. The answer is yes and this article will discuss in detail how to do it. Let’s take a look.

How to Make a Lace Front Wig

Making a lace front wig requires a few essential products and takes some time. The steps are similar to that of a sew-in weave.

Ensure you have somewhere to stabilize the wig, generally, a mannequin head works best. Apply your dome cap onto the mannequin in a straight and secure way. Once the dome is secure, it’s time to move on to installing the hair.

Starting with the frontal first will allow you to align everything up after that. You can pin the frontal to the dome to ensure you sew the hair on straight. Next, continually add on the rest of the bundles.

Once you’ve finished sewing in the hair, you’re almost good to go. You can apply the wig to the head to ensure it fits and finish off by customizing the lace. Surprisingly, it’s as simple as that.

Pros and Cons of Making a Wig


  • Price – Generally you should be able to save at least $100 from making a wig on your own.
  • Customization – You can get the exact wig look you hope for through the help of customization. It’s perfectly tailored to you.
  • Lightweight – You get to choose your foundation giving you the option to have a lightweight base.


  • Time – Making a wig can be quite time-consuming especially if you don’t know what you’re doing.
  • Measurements – If you don’t properly measure at the beginning, you can make the entire wig and it won’t fit properly.

What is needed to make a lace front wig?

There are three main products needed to complete the making of a lace front wig. You will need hair, a dome cap, and some thread and needle. The cap will be the base you will attach the hair onto using thread and needle. The most difficult part about this is finding quality hair.

How hard is it to make your own wig?

As long as you have the right products, making your own wig isn’t that difficult. Finding the right hair can be the most time-consuming part. You want to find something that’s affordable yet good quality – and all you have to do is attach the hair to the cap. The installation process is quite similar to that of a sew-in weave.

Is it cheaper to make a wig or buy one?

Deciding which is cheaper, to make or buy a wig can really depend. Generally, making a wig is cheaper but some companies have started to offer wigs, especially lace fronts, at a competitive price. You have to decide if spending all this extra time is worth the cheaper price or if it would be better to just spend a little bit more upfront to have everything done for you.

The Bottomline

Making your own wig isn’t as difficult as it may seem. Ensure that you have the right products and enough time and you’re good to go.

Before starting to make your own wig, try to decide if making your own wig will actually save you any money.


A lover of all things beauty related whose been in the industry for about 5 years. While I'd love to say I'm a self-taught prodigy, I'm actually a licensed cosmetologist who has spent countless hours studying hair. I quickly learned sharing valuable information with like-minded individuals allows everyone to make the right choices when dealing with their hair. As a curly girl myself I love to experiment with different styles on a regular basis. While I do have a busy schedule between work, freelancing, and school; I always seem to find time for my hair.

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