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sarinow
« on: December 01, 2008 04:51:12 PM »

Hi,
I have a dozen vintage silk saris each one about 44 inches wide and about 5.5 yards long. I have been looking for ideas on what is the best use for them, I'd like to repurpose into something nice. I'm thinking quilts or possibly scarves but they have some minor frays and a handful of very small tears (less than dime sized). Suggestions appreciated. I travel to India on a regular basis for business and can easily get more so I am also wondering- is there a market out there for selling the saris to crafters?
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thania
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2009 07:47:15 PM »

well i saw on mtv cribs that beyonce has an area in her room that's inian inspired, so i think maybe pillows and some kind of patch work sheet of quilt(probably more work) maybe table runners or corner table covers
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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009 08:40:37 AM »

You can use a sari to make a pseudo-headboard.  Just take three wooden pegs and attach them to the wall (one in the middle at the top and the other two lower and on each side of the bed...like a triangle shape). Then you drap the sari over the pegs and you have a nice decorative accent.  If you sew, you could make matching pillows and a matching comforter (find an inexpensive comforter/bedspread in a coordinating color and sew the sari down the middle.)  You could also go all-out and make matching curtains with additional saris.  My husband is from India, so I'd like to decorate our spare bedroom Indian-style...I'm just waiting until I learn how to sew!
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laurakay
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2009 08:25:56 PM »

Curtains, wallhangings, room dividers, pillows, even nice sacks/totes.  Crafters could do a lot with them.  A sari teddy bear would be gorgeous!
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latisslainte
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2009 08:49:46 AM »

how about making a decadent, luxurious duvet cover with them?  Sew 'em together, repair the minor tears, and then back the whole with a thicker cloth that will hold up to use as bed linens before you sew the completed duvet.
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