DO IT YOURSELF
We all have sarees of our mothers and grandmothers that are too old to be used but too precious to be thrown away at the same time.They are full of memories that we just can’t throw away. We have some beautiful ways in which you can re-use them.
1.Changing the Old Saree to New one
You can change the old one in such a way that the very same sarees can be made to look like new .
By changing the border, the look of the saree can be changed entirely. These days you can find variety of saree borders in the market like silk border, zardosi work border, kundan border etc. You can also pick up a contrasting border for the saree and reuse old sarees to a new one. Another simple way to brighten a saree is put mirror or stone . Readymade embroidery patches are also look really chic. glue kundans or mirrors or sequins along the saree borders or all over the saree.
Two old sarees can be combined to design a half and half – a design that has become very popular at this time.
2. Lehengas / Half n half saree
A technique that’s been practised from the olden times, converting your saree into a half saree has always been the norm. This is also a great way to keep the saree’s charm and beauty intact while changing the way it looks completely. The dupatta can also be made out of the saree if there’s left over cloth after using the saree for the leheng Saree.
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3. Palazzos and Pants.
If you can use your old sarees as lehengas and skirts, you can also go ahead and make a palazzo pants or even regular pants out of them. Sarees with thick zari borders can make for great party palazzo pants.
4. Dupattas and Scarves
If the sarees aren’t in good shape, you can still use them without throwing them away by making heavy dupattas out of them and least of all – scarves. From heavy silk saree make some lovely dupattas which you can use with plain dress or Kurti , while sarees made out of lighter fabrics can be used to make scarves.
5.Anarkalis, kurtis, dresses ,skirts and jackets
Change your old sarees into long and gorgeous anarkalis. With sarees being of the length of a whole six to seven yards, it is easy to make a floor length anarkali out of it. And you’re wondering how you can transform old silk saree into anarkalis.
You can use your old silk saree to make grand, festive kurtis and other simple sarees to make simpler kurtis.
Dresses that are made out of silk cloth are all the rage now, So go ahead and make a saree dress out of all the old sarees that you were going to throw away. You can make a skater dress, a formal dress, a cocktail dress or a maxi dress out of these sarees.
Making skirts is perhaps the easiest way to revive old sarees while still retaining all their charm and beauty. Long flowy skirts are the way to go but you can also go ahead and give short skirts a try. Some beautifully ethnic skirts can be made out of silks where as regular sarees can also be used to make some really pretty short or long skirts.
Wearing sleeveless over-coats/jacket over kurtis and dresses is trending these days. So why not make a gorgeous jacket for yourself out of the old sarees that have been left out. The grander they are, the better they’ll look on plain kurtis.
6. Kids Lehengas and Frocks
Making cute little lehengas and dresses out of your too-old- to-use sarees is a great way to revive them.
7. Bags ,batwas and mobile pouch
No matter how many bags we have, it’s never too many. Making small little shiny bags and pouches out of the old silk sarees is a great way to add more bags to that bunch of them that you already have. Stick a few kundans and stones to make them look prettier. And these bags will perhaps be the best ones that you’ve had.
Yet another wise way to use your old sarees is to make mobile covers out of them.
8. Gift cover
Next time you wrap that gift that you planning on giving someone you love, wrap it with a piece of an old saree you have instead. This is a way to show your loved ones how much more special they are to you.
9. Home decor
What better way to use your beautiful-but-old sarees than to decorate your home? Make curtains, pillow covers, bed lenin, table covers wall hanging and any other home décor material you could think of out of your sarees as that sure is a great idea.