How can one turn beautiful old sarees into curtains?


By: Ekant Singh, Founder & CEO – Page 2813

Everyone wants to have a lovely home furnished with timeless items. Home decoration can be a time-consuming endeavor, but it doesn’t have to break the bank. There are several no-cost solutions to give your property a timeless look and feel. Instead of rearranging your flowerbeds or repainting your walls, try something as simple as hanging some saree curtains to give your home a fresh new look.

The saree is the most liberating garment ever created for women; it forces them to stop hiding. Because of how it falls, the saree is very cozy and looks chic. Old woven sarees can also play a fantastic role as everyday clothing in the home. The sell-outs are stunning, but the saree’s patterns and motives also set the mood for the holiday. The saree isn’t just beautiful to look at; it also gives out the vibe that an elderly woman is giving you a warm, motherly hug of dedication, love, and gratitude.

Most Indian households have a treasure trove of sarees made of silk, cotton, velvet, or chiffon, none of which should be worn or thrown away due to their sentimental importance. These relics may have lost their luster due to being passed down through the years, or the cloth may have worn out, or the needlework may have unraveled. But there’s no need to let your old sarees take up valuable space in your closet when you can upcycle them into something useful around the house.

While the history of curtains may not be nearly as interesting or as colorful as, say, a celebrity’s background, it surely does shine an interesting light on why curtains are not just useful but must-have decor items as well. The curtain evolved from the practice of homeowners draping thick pieces of fabric over their windows to block the wind. According to historical accounts, the first curtains were crafted from animal skins. When the fad became widespread, individuals started wondering how they might make them trendy. Advancements in textile production and a new generation of materials led to linens and flax being initially produced in Egypt. Later, wool, silk, and cotton were woven into materials that would change the course of curtains and drapery forever.

The drapes you make with a saree’s six meters of fabric are up to you. The sheer curtains in any room can be made using a combination of net sarees and other sarees. Curtains can be made to last longer if the saree is lined with another fabric. The upcycling of sarees, for example, has the lightest carbon footprint and most unblemished ethical credentials while still delivering a delightful sense of newness and nostalgia.

Old sarees are unparalleled in their fabric and workmanship. These sarees are transformed into lovely curtains by being narrowed to a predetermined width and bordered on both ends in a way that complements the design rather than detracts from it. Repairing, revitalizing, cleaning, and darning the curtains may be necessary, but the extra effort will only make them more beautiful