Tuesday, September 15, 2009

How to fix sari fall

Selecting fall
Usually we select fall that matches the border. For light colour sari I prefer to select fall which matches the body colour. If the colour of the fall bleeds whole sari will be spoiled.
Selecting the thread
Selection of the colour of thread depends upon the place where the stitches fall.
Preparing the fall
Soak the sari fall in salt water for 15 minutes, wash, dry and iron.
Stitching the fall
Stitch the side edges of the fall with machine or hand stitch.
Lower edge of the sari is stitched with small running stitches adding back stitches in-between. Daily ware sari is can be stitched by machine with zig- zag stitch.
Step 1

Spread the sari on a flat surface. Secure the fall with pins to the sari so that there or no wrinkles. Thread

the needle with one strand of matching thread (I have used different thread so that it is easily visible in the

image.). Bring the needle out at A from the back of the fall.

Step 2

Take a small stitch BC (Go down at B come out at C) on the sari just below the point A
Step 3


From the point D near to A( point D should be very close to Point A) Take Big stitch DA'.This stitch should

be under the fall only. Stitch should not visible on the sari.( please see the line diagram also) Stitches AB

and CD will be together like two vertical stitches. These stitches are seen in the image” step 1 repeat “

these are one set of stitches.
Start second stitch from A' and continue.This is called slip stitch
Step 1 repeated

Right side of the sari

10 comments:

harmonious1 said...

Hi vani
I just wanted to say thanks for this information! I have been searching for it for years now. I love all Indian garb, and so this is very valuable to know. Now I can put falls on all my saris.
I am also closely reading all your other posts! Very well done!
I can only say I wish the images were larger. Overall it is very easy to understand as far as language goes, keeping in mind I am just a self-taught home-seamstress, with no formal education.
Thanks again, and keep teaching, it is the best way to learn.

Kalpalathika said...

Hi Aunty,

Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. I bought a sewing machine and totally learnt sewing only by following your blog!!!

I've already stitched saree blouse, katori blouse and salwar kameez. I hope to be able to make more dresses following your step by step instructions.

Thank you!!!
KR

vani said...

Hi kalpalathika
Glad to know that my blog helped you to sew dresses.These comments make me happy!

Mini said...

Hello Ms. Vani,
All your posts are really useful and written / created in a very meticulous way. Thank you very much for the same. Unfortunately your post on fixing a sari fall is reproduced in another blog - Everyhousewives.blogspot by Jhumer Gupta. I thought I'll bring this to your notice.
Mini.

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Jayashree Shankar said...

Dear madam,
Approximately where to place the fall from the end of the sari and can the top and bottom can be hand stitched, which stitch we have to use.
Regards,
T S Jayashree

Jayashree Shankar said...

Dear madam,
Approximately where to place the fall from the end of the sari and can the top and bottom can be hand stitched, which stitch we have to use.
Regards,
T S Jayashree

vani said...

Pace the fall 8 to 10 inches away from the inner edge of the sari. If want hand stitch use runnlng stich mixed with back stitch.For the lower edge you can use 1 back back stitch after 6 or 8 running stitch. Other end is stitched by slip sitch which I have explained in this post .

G.AruljothiKarikalan said...

thank you very much madam... i use to stitch the bottom part with machine and the upper part using hemming stitch ...i will try this type of stitch.... one saree is waiting for this :)