Best Ways To Re-Use Old Saris Again – Wise She Reader Question

Sanjana Asks,

I have tonnes of saris which I got in my marriage and I do not wear them anymore.Reason being either they have been worn too many times or I never felt like wearing it .Can you please let me know some ways to re use the old saris again.


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  1. You can dye old saris with new colour or any of your fav colour.
    also you can use the designer pallu and turn it into a sari u can use as ghagara Smile

  2. These are a few things I could think of!
    1.I used mom’s old sarees to make dresses.
    2.There was a heavy work saree of mom which I got converted into a lehenga choli!
    3.If saree has heavy borders, you could cut those borders & get them stiched on plain new sarees.

    I hope this was of some help. Big Smile

    • Yes Yes Yes Yes
      great tips adivaah Smile

      I use saris as a backdrop in parties or one can make simple usual pleats pin them up and hang them in the corner of the curtain rods. it looks really pretty .

  3. Hi Sanajana,

    Once my sister for a anarkali suit stitched with a sari ..she use the border of the sari to design her neck and got a beautiful net and used them as sleeves.You can try that if u want.

  4. You can make some ethnic kushions covers with your old saris too

  5. Yes I myself have been thinking of doing this since long ..i like silk sarres cushion covers Smile

  6. I do get dresses made from moms sarees too..from a designer..dey cum out awesum n unique..n i love to wear stf which is uncommon Wink
    do try that..

  7. wow…what kind of dresses ..u mean suits and salwars??

  8. You can make some pretty skirts from those sarees……..they really look good.
    Or you can use them to make stoles…..Smile

  9. ohh yes…that is a fantastic idea Yes Yes Yes

    can we make patiyala salwar with a sari?

  10. Some old tested and appreciated formula to recycle old sarees are:

    1- Get a dress, skirt, lehenga choli and suits stitched.
    2- Get pacthwork bed sheet, curtain, cushions made.

    According to current trends:

    1- (You won’t be able to use the whole saree but) get bib neckalces made. they are super expensive these days but materials are the same. brocade, silk base and heavy embroidery etc.

    2- You can also turn them into traditional handbags. Handbags are not so tough to make if you like stitching and have sewing machine home.

    make someone else happy:

    There are many who will be secretly admiring your collection. If you feel appropriate… make somneone else happy by gifting it.

  11. Jiya u r awesome Clap Clap Clap

  12. Ya Anamika we can make patiala salwars from sarees……….. I got stitched one lehria suit form a saree.

  13. i have not tried this but would love to..Smile

  14. nivedita says:

    I have a heavy wedding lehenga waht to do with dat

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