A sari is traditional attire worn by women in South Asian countries. It is a rectangular piece of cloth generally 5 meters in length and 1 meter wide. Saris are available in many fabrics such as silk, cotton and linen, and can be worn by women of all ages. Saris come in many styles, but most have a section of the sari pulled over the shoulder. This is generally the best area for a design. The border of the sari is also a good place to add a design.

Things You'll Need


Draw a small design of your choice on parchment paper. Ideally, the design should fit inside a circle of 10 inches diameter.

Spread the sari on a clean table. Place the carbon paper on the sari. Place the parchment paper with the design on the carbon paper and trace the drawing on the sari. Repeat the process on the sari, leaving small gaps in between each design.

Place the concentric rings on either side of the sari. Clamp together to trap a section of the sari with the design in between. Gently pull the sari around the rings to make it taut.

Use fabric paints to paint the design between the rings. Allow the paint to dry before removing the rings. Repeat the process to paint all the designs on the sari.

References and Resources

Utsav Sarees: Sari Making