If you thought you looked good in a sari, imagine your room wearing one. These lengths of fabric are all you need to add elegance to your home decor. Use it to hide wall imperfections, dress up a window or add a splash of color to any bland corner. With the right curtain-hanging hardware, turn your sari into a work of art.
Things You'll Need
- Measuring Tape
- Curtain rod
- Straight pins
- Ring clips
- Curtain sconces
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Make a Rod Sleeve
Measure the sari’s length. Get a curtain rod that is approximately 2 inches longer if you want the sari to hang straight. Get a shorter rod if you want the sari to gather like a curtain.
Hang the curtain-rod mounting hardware on a wall, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Iron the sari. Laying a towel over the sari protects it and set the iron on low heat.
Fold over one of the long sides creating a 2-inch flap. Putting straight pins across the flap holds it in place.
Lay the towel over it and iron it, giving it a crease. Stitch straight across the flap’s bottom edge creating a narrow rod sleeve in the sari.
Slip the curtain rod inside the sleeve and hang the sari on the wall.
Use Rings with Clips
Measure the sari’s length. Get a curtain rod of the appropriate length and mount it on your wall.
Lay your sari out on a clean table. Attach the clips of curtain rings along one of the long sides. Space the clips so that they are about 4 inches apart.
Insert the rod through the rings and hang it on the mounting hardware. Adjust the sari by sliding the rings back and forth until you are satisfied with the display.
Use Curtain Sconces
Measure the sari’s length in inches. Divide the number by three.
Hang two curtain sconces on the wall so that they are at a distance one-third your sari’s length. For example, if your sari is 150-inches long, one-third of that length is 50 inches. You would space your sconces 50 inches apart.
Ironing your sari removes wrinkles. Placing a towel over it protects it and set your iron on low.
Hold your sari vertically and accordion-fold it. Once it’s folded into a pile, grasp each end and pick it up.
Thread the sari through the holes in the sconces. Adjust it so the hanging ends are even. Adjust the center into a graceful scallop. The accordion folds lend a drape to it.