Mattress from Sarees ~ for DIY Carnival

I saw this event when it got closed sigh! :( How did I miss it? well..I missed it, that's all.... But, I would still like to post the entry and link to DIY Carnival at The Key Bunch . Check out some cool DIY entries.


I have recycled my old sarees earlier also and still using the old one from past 7 years. I have made it again using 

2 old sarees
2 old blankets

Fold all blankets which you use as stuffing. Alternatively you can use very old sarees too. Choose two sarees which are fairly in good condition and use it as a cover. Fold everything into similar size and sew the edges using over sewing stitch . Stitch the mattress in the middle and at few more places  so as to keep all the layers intact. That is all you need to do! and your mattress is ready to use.



Enjoy making it and recycle  your old sarees and bedsheets. You can make table runners, place mats etc with cotton sarees. Razai (bed quilt) sticthed with old cotton sarees make a very cozy blanket for your cold nights. DIY it and see your self......


21 comments:

notyet100 said...

nice idea,..;-)

LG said...

that was a quick one Priyanka. Thanks.

Hari Chandana said...

Nice Idea!!.. :)

Kannada Cuisine said...

Wow...that is a wonderful idea.. nimige idikkella time yavaga sigutte ri ?Boy! i m impressed :)

Springbird said...

Cool...nice one. I do it with newly bought fabrics.But this is really a good way to recycle.

Chitra said...

When a new born was expected in the family grand mothers used to make mattresses out of old sarees.They even stitched nappies using old soft dothis.

Nice and useful post.

Torviewtoronto said...

cool blanket

Priya said...

Very brilliant idea LG..

Deepi's World said...

Great idea! liked your recipe of garlic and curry leaves chutney too.

Cham said...

Cool and neat idea!

TheKeyBunch said...

Wow Lakshmi! Thanks for linking in. This is such great idea!

Sharon

smmashers said...

My mother in law makes this with all her old cotton sarees (on the outside) and old bed covers (on the inside for padding). She has made 2 small blankies for each of her grand daughters in the sarees the little ones pick from her wardrobe. These little blankie or lallis as they call it are such a treasure for them, it gets softer by every wash and reminds them of their grandmother when they snuggle with it! Some days I want to curl up in them and sleep because they are so cool to the touch and yet to warm and cozy!

Rathnapriya said...

superb nice idea

Sandhya said...

Nice one. You are multi-talented::))

I am reminded of a lady whom I met several years ago. This Aunty could stitch any kind of bags from old clothes...bags for office, bags to keep sarees, bags to keep shirts, evening purse etc. What impressed me most was she used old white and green aprons used by her son and daughter-in-law, cut these into squares and then stitched these so well into a bedsheet that it looked as though it was a designer bedsheet.

sowmya's creative saga said...

good one..

Shama Nagarajan said...

we usually make this for babies...my brother still loves to use this as a blanket....i own one for my daughter...nice one

LG said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments. It feels good to have you all here :)

Reshmi Mahesh said...

This is a great idea...loved it....hey your coconut-carrot burfi is also awesome.....Happy to follow you..

FunWidFud

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My mom too made this for my kid,good one Lakshmi!

Prathibha said...

wow thats a very innovative way laxmi..good one..

travel cot mattress said...

Wow...that is a wonderful idea..