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How to use a sari for curtains

Updated February 21, 2017

The beautiful colours and embroidered patterns of a sari look wonderful when sunlight streams through the fabric. Most saris have a decorated band on one end that is designed to hang loose down the wearer's back. This band can be best displayed by making a panel curtain which fits inside the window frame and is gathered onto a rod at both the top and bottom of the window treatment. The bottom tension rod holds the lightweight sari fabric in place. This window treatment looks like a piece of framed art.

Measure the height of the inside of the window frame. Cut the sari 3 inches longer than this length. Use the full width of the sari.

Iron down 1/2 inch on each end of the fabric. Iron up a 1-inch casing on each end of the fabric.

Stitch the casing up by sewing close to the folded edge of the fabric

Adjust the tension rods to fit tightly inside the top and bottom of the window frame.

Thread the rods through the casings on the fabric panel and hang the curtain inside the window frame.

Things You'll Need

  • Tape measure
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Matching thread
  • 2 tension rods, 1/2-inch-diameter
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About the Author

Camela Bryan's first published article appeared in "Welcome Home" magazine in 1993. She wrote and published SAT preparation worksheets and is also a professional seamstress who has worked for a children's theater as a costume designer and in her own heirloom-sewing business. Bryan has a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Florida.