Have you worn out your suit but the dupatta / chunni is still intact ? or you have your mom’s old suits which you cannot alter but you can use the chunni ?
Here are a few creative and out of the box ways to reuse your dupattas and change them into something chic and in trend .
Skirts and Plazzos
Dupattas are basically a rectangular piece of cloth hence any form of pattern can be cut on it and it can be easily transformed into any type of skirt you want , be it circular skirt or long bohemian skirt . Light weight dupattas are ideal to make beach overalls skirt which is not only light and airy but is very chic too.
Below are two new and creative ways of transforming your dupatta into a brand new top which will go well with jeans , skirts and leggings . It is easy to make and can be worn on a hot summer day or a day out at the beach . The advantage of using dupattas is that you will have ease of movement and it will be quite airy as well as you will have a lot of varieties in your closest.
If you live near the beach , this DIY is perfect for you as it is easy to make and achieve as well as it covers your beach body in style . Again this DIY will provide you with massive varieties of custom made beach overalls and it can be opened and used as a spread while tanning .
Poncho is a very chic and very in trend classic overall that completes the purpose of half scarf and half t-shirt . Ponchos are very trendy and converting on of your dupattas into a poncho will not only give your western look and Indian touch but will also work really well with Indian looks as it will take it over to the edge of Indo-Western .
Dupattas are basically rectangular piece of cloth and kids clothing does not require a lot of cloth material hence a cute and beautiful frock or dress can be formed out of the dupatta .
Over Coats and Jackets :
If you know how to stitch or can get a hold of a tailor then convert your dupatta into a workable ,chic Jacket with some fusing and lining . This will give your corporate look the edge that separates it with the rest of the boring grey and black jackets pus it will work really well with Suits and long skirts . Wearing sleeveless over-coats over kurtis and dresses is trending these days.
Yet another wise way to use your dupatta is to make laptop and mobile covers out of them. This works really well if the dupattaisa cotton or a cotton silk or a zari dupatta. A fluffy and soft case can be made to keep your laptop or your mobile in.
Dupattas with kurtis , dresses or tees make an interesting look. Get your dupatta divided length wise, so one dupatta can make two stoles. You can gift one to your friend or sister. Get it done from your tailor and ensure that the ends are well hemmed.
Cushions can be fun and look chic. Make them with cotton dupattas and zari ones. Pick dupattas which do not have embroidery that may bite in the back. Get some matching cloth (average matching satin material will cost you about 80-100 INR) and tell your tailor to stitch them. Prior to stitching, wash the dupattas to make sure they do not bleed color. Match 2 to 3 dupattas to get about 6 to 7 odd cushion covers. You can match by color (blue of the same family) or by thread work .
Decorative Cushion Covers
If your dupatta has some embroidery or fancy lace then you can turn it into a show stopper cushion covers for your black , white or neutral colored sofa sets and bed covers
Create surface textures on rich colored dupattas for the extra touch , embroidery and surface ornamentation will only add up to the style statement of your cushion cover .
Or you can use two different dupattas to make the cover contrasting . Use the color ratio wisely to give an elegant and royal look like these :
A patchwork bed cover is made by local darzis and looks beautiful. If you get some foam added underneath it works well as a blanket too! But you will need about 5 to 6 old dupattas to get a perfect patchwork bed cover stitched. Do not try to match, the beauty of patchwork is always is about varied and different colors. PS pick bright ones to make the bed-cover look pretty.
Give your old clutch a lease of life by sticking a piece of your dupatta to the front panel. PS use fevibond to stick them together and always fold in and paste the edges too. We did this for a pair of heels also by covering the heel with scraps of zari.
Or you can DIY with a dupatta and some folding an knotting techniques like these :-
Table cloths and Table Mats:
This one looks pretty and can be gifted to others too. Cut 2 dupatta of similar style in the approximate size of a table mat. Now cut some heavy sheet like cartridge sheet in the same size and stick the cloth on top. Once dry get these laminated and your quirky table mats are ready. You can do patchwork for table cloth like you did for the bed sheet by cutting small squares of unmatched dupatta and stitching them together .
Take a dupatta and cut it into strips and squares , align them as shown below and your dupatta can transform into a really chic belt , neck piece , bracelet etc
This would make the perfect statement necklace paired with a little black dress!
Customized items like book covers and umbrellas can be made out of your dupattas.Sun Umbrellas and stylish home decor umbrellas can be easily made out of your dupattas.
For home decor you need a longer length of dupatta or if you are making for a smaller window then regular size length dupatta will work too .
If your dupatta is worn out but it has some beautiful embroidery or hand painting that is still intact then cut out that part and get it framed in your house as a piece of art .
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