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    Posted: Nov 12 2012 at 10:08am
Originally posted by Cream1970 Cream1970 wrote:

Ppl still sew through wefts? The whole install or just to secure the ends of the track?
 
I'd kill an installer for sewing thru my wefts! Angry
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I don't think I want the kinda wefts that you need pliers to get thru .

But as a stylist, it would be better for you to sew around the wefts anyway. The wefts will last longer in case the person wants to re-install.

Where do you live and do hair that you've never heard of this kind of hair? I'm genuinely curious, no shade.
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Ppl still sew through wefts? The whole install or just to secure the ends of the track?
 
I'd kill an installer for sewing thru my wefts! Angry
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Originally posted by cocopuffs cocopuffs wrote:

What I use are pliers to grip the needle. I always use a curved needle (don't know how you feel about the curved ones-some people hate those).  But grip the needle with the pliers (these are jewelry pliers BTW) kind of closer to the pointed end otherwise if you grip too far back the needle will bend too much under the stress and you'll risk breaking it.Once the point of the needle penetrates the thick weft, (about 1/4 or so inch) go on the other side with the pliers and pull the needle through.

Sometimes the weft is not only thick, it can be densely packed with hair and you need that extra strength of the pliers to both pierce and pull!Angry
 
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What I use are pliers to grip the needle. I always use a curved needle (don't know how you feel about the curved ones-some people hate those).  But grip the needle with the pliers (these are jewelry pliers BTW) kind of closer to the pointed end otherwise if you grip too far back the needle will bend too much under the stress and you'll risk breaking it.Once the point of the needle penetrates the thick weft, (about 1/4 or so inch) go on the other side with the pliers and pull the needle through.

Sometimes the weft is not only thick, it can be densely packed with hair and you need that extra strength of the pliers to both pierce and pull!Angry
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Originally posted by Naturalchick30 Naturalchick30 wrote:

I only sew through when Im beginning or ending a track.  I sew around the rest of the weft.
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I only sew through when Im beginning or ending a track.  I sew around the rest of the weft.
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sew under and over the weft
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it better to sew around the weft...the weft will last longer
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Hello All!!

I'm needing a little assistance. It's been a while since I've done a sew in. I my clients usually get Milky Way or a brand like that. I recently had someone come in with some Brazilian virgin hair that she got online for 300 dollars. I've never see such hair. I could hardly get my needle through those evil wefts.  In the end it was a little disatrous. OuchI figured I will need a smaller or sharper needle, but are there any more tips for sewing through are around extremely thick wefts?

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