If you have come this far, let us tell you that you are not conventional, you have a gift that not many have: the determination when it comes to achieving something. Today, your goal is to make your homemade sari from scratch and do it well, of course.
yoursaree.online is here to help you, make this process enjoyable and take you by the hand to achieve your goal. With a practical YouTube video and clear and concise text for you to execute on the spot, you will learn how to make your domestic sari with your stamp and nothing but yours
Not many can boast of wearing a dress made with their own hands, less you. You will be an exception! Hey, we suggest something: show us that you have made your sari by sending us photos. We will love to see them 😊
What materials do you need to create a Hindu saree manually?
- Saree fabric or a plain fabric
- Interlining for saree
- Fabric scissors
- A blackboard chalk
- A rule
- 2 velcro of 10 cm
- 2 snaps or buckles
- Sewing machine
First of all, we want you to look at this image:
It is none other than the plan or foundation of the Indian homemade sari that you will proceed to make below. As with a building, if the measurements of the saree are not made to measure, the dress will be very uneven and will not hold well on your figure
What is the first thing you should know and do? As indicated from minute 6:38 , you will proceed to quantify the length between your waist and your ankles , with the help of a tape measure, in order to know how long the sari fabric should be
We recommend that you do this with the shoes that you are going to use to wear your homemade sari. This way you will get a precise measurement without margin of error
Once you know this measurement, with your chalk and ruler mark a line along the fabric. This piece of homemade sari will be left over and you will have to get rid of it with the help of scissors, as you can see from minute 7:23
IMPORTANT: Cut with an 1 or 2-inch margin from the white line you marked. This will come in handy when sewing your homemade saree. From minute 7:23 to 7:36 this detail is explained
It is the turn to take the measurements of our hips. To do this, you will proceed to measure the total of your hip and mark it on the fabric, and from the upper end of the same line you mark another line, but this time of half of the total measurement of your hip
From minute 7:37 to 7:58 , we see how he traces the lines starting from the opposite end of the homemade pallu of the sari
In the upper left area of the sketch, you can see the sizes of the homemade saree quantified in inches: 45 for the small size, 50 for the medium size and 55 for the large size. The choice of size will depend on your waist measurements
From 8:00 to 8:26 , as she produces a 50-inch domestic saree, she makes 10 boards of 5 inches each by pinning each end of the board and then folding them.
Between minutes 8:31 and 10:12 it begins to fold, taking the fabric to each of the marks that we previously traced and as the woman. As you bend inward, inca each pin at the bottom end. This way we will prevent the domestic saree fabric from accidentally deviating
The result will be 5 rectangles of 5 inches each.
We’re doing pretty well! Now that there is little left to proceed with sewing, your next objective is to anchor several pins on both sides of all the folds that we made beforehand. This will make the task of sewing much easier. From minute 10:12 to 10:54 , you can see how this process is doing
If the fabric of the domestic saree looks very simple and bland, you can choose to implant some embroidery or decorative ornament that matches well with the hue of the homemade saree
At 11:15 am , opt to sew a ribbon in a gold hue on top of the domestic saree pallu . To do this step, make a small double in the fabric and then sew it
At the 11:45 minute , he also implements decorative elements on the top and bottom of the fabric from the end where the pleats we made end, to the end of the fabric . The same in the area below. You should have something like what is seen at minute 12:15
This is a way to make a sari pallu manually, but you don’t have to complicate your head so much, especially if you are not used to using sewing machines. Instead, you can paint with paints adapted for the fabric you use or anything that looks original and is in harmony with the homemade saree dress.
From minute 12:19 , it is the turn to create the lining of the homemade saree. To do this, measure the length from the end of the liner to the end of the pleats . Write down the measurement and the marks on the fabric that you will use for the wrap
When you do this step, at that end you grab a vertical ruler and mark a line to, thus, draw a rectangle. On the width of the cover , we are going to measure and mark exactly the same as the length of the domestic saree dress, adding an extra 5 inches . From minute 13:10 to 13:30 you can see this step in detail
Starting from minute 13:31 , when we have traced the length of your sari along with those 5 inches of addition (if you do not know how to go from inches to cm, click here ), from that end we draw a horizontal line until it is found with the vertical line that you drew beforehand . Finally, you will get the desired rectangle
Now, stand at minute 14:00 . Make a small double on the top edge of the homemade saree suit (which will be above your waist), as far as the folded boards and also on the side or vertical area of the pleats . You do this with the mission that the sewing of the saree is done efficiently
Shift sewing the saree cover. On the longest side of the rectangle you fold forward about 2 inches and then another small fold inward by 1 inch . Look at yourself from minute 15:00 to 15:22 so that you can see well how he does it
Go inserting pins to firmly grasp the double pleat that you made and on the other side of the fabric, as indicated from minute 15:28 to 15:52 , we make another fold similar to the previous one
It is necessary to put together the fabric of the sari and the lining in order to calculate how much lining fabric we have left over. You mark a line with the same length or 1 cm less of the fabric on the lining, and then proceed to cut that rest of the lining . From minute 15:54 to 16:17 you can see this process in detail
So how should the lining fit on you? In the waist area you have to have the largest pleat , on the side or length of your homemade pellicot you have to have a smaller fold, in the area below the homemade petticoats another simple hem and, finally, in the other side another 1 cm single double. Look at yourself from minute 16:25 to 16:44 and then you will see everything much better
Next, you are going to put the reverse or back of the saree up and the back of the lining down (Minute 16:45 – 17:15 ). Next, you proceed to sew one of the side edges and the upper edge or waist area (Minute 17:15 – 17:33) . The opposite side of the wrap is together with the end with the pleats that you made at the beginning
You are now at 17:50 . Here we will mark with the chalk the total length of our hips and half of this length . In these 2 points we will make a kind of tweezers making 2 signs at 1.5 cm , both on the right side and the left side.
We will enlarge the center line of the clip to about 4 inches and we will join them with the marks previously made to both badges and then sew them. You have to have something like what you see at minute 18:35
At minute 18:40 , we see how, on the left side of the middle clip, stick 10 cm of velcro . In case you do not have, you can pass a few seams
We will stick another velcro in the right area of the clip , but this time not on the upper edge of the lining fabric, but on the upper edge of the sari . So that you have no doubts, look at the minute 19:10 . There you can clearly see in which area it sticks
We are almost there! Now you go to minute 19:22 . Use a hook clip. We will stick one of the clasps on the edge of the left end of the lining while the other clasp will be glued on the other clip (not the middle one, but the other) on top of the domestic sari suit . It should look like what we see at minute 19:50
From minute 19:57 , it’s time to remove the pins from the pleats that you made at the beginning and… cross out! You will have finished the manufacture of your own homemade sari trousseau at a cost of 0 😜