All You Need to Know About Saree Kuchu
Kuchu designs are tassel patterns Indian women attach to their sarees or dupattas to enhance the garment. These kuchu patterns can be done with metal, beads, thread, pearls and such other embellishments. Kuchu designs are a great way to revamp old sarees or to enhance the look of your sarees further. How these patterns originated is not quite clear but their origin dates back to 19th century where women were seen sporting simple beads and pearls at the end of their pallu to enhance the look. These designs are highly trending currently and almost every one seems to wearing a pretty saree with stunning kuchu designs on the pallu and blouses. Let's have a look at some easy breezy kuchu designs described below.
7 Stunning Saree Kuchu Designs to Try on Your Sarees
Add Simple Matching Kuchus
Adding kuchu gives a traditional saree pallu a finish and a definition, giving the end look more elegant.
Today, you get a lot of material required to make your kuchu designs easily online. You can buy a string of pearls or tasseled lace available online. These are ready to attach to the pallu and within moments you can revamp your sarees with these ready to use kuchu patterns. You can also use these kuchu designs available online in combination of two or three together to enhance the look. The stunning ready to stitch tassel comes with a lace of 46 inches which can be stitched all over your pally. It is in gold fluorite stone and maroon thread work. Addition of this kuchu design to your silk kanjeevarams will give a royal look to your saree.
Add Some Striking Contrast
There is no end to designing your sarees with kuchu patterns. This totally depends on the imagination of the user. Here we will show you how to bring a striking contrast with a kuchu design to a different shade saree to create an end result that is both stunning and royal. Watch the video above to see how to use pearls to create a stunning kuchu. You can see a rust colored saree pallu adorned with a striking blue and yellow thread work. The whole look is take to the next level by the addition of pearl beads which not only make it more dressy but also very appealing.
If you want to renew your old silk sarees with a lace kuchu or buy a completely new one and a matching lace kuchu, we can show you an example. This Ruchika Fashion Women's Kanjivaram Silk Saree With Blouse Piece Material, is a stunning pink and purple kanjeevaram saree, but it could look a whole lot nicer with the addition of kuchu. The saree is decently priced at Rs.1,199 on Amazon. Featuring a striking checkered design and a bright purple colored pallu, the saree can be enhanced further with a matching kuchu.
Pair it with this Pink Color Tassel Lace/Kuchhu for Saree by PG Looks. This kuchu will match with the pink in the saree and add a striking contrast to the purple pallu border. This lace kuchu is 1.25 metres long and can be easily stitched by machine or hand. This lace tassel is priced at Rs 450 only on Amazon.
A Play on Crochet and Kuchu Can Create Stunning Results
If you are fond of crochet or are eager to learn the art, watch the above video describing simple crochet patterns. However, If you do not have the patience to knit one yourself, there are plenty of crochet laces available online.
Women have been adding crochet lace in tops, blouses, kurtas and dupattas to raise the style quotient of their garments. Here we have some interesting kuchu designs for saree pallus. You can buy ready to stitch crochet kuchus online and revamp the look of your sarees instantly.
These stunning crochet laces can be added in contrasting hues or similar tones depending upon your preference. Some women embellish these crochet laces further by sticking or stitching pearls, beads, stones or sequins on them. Some even stitch these crochet laces all over the saree and not just on the pallu. This crochet lace from amazon.com will add a striking look to your black cocktail saree. For a more budget option, check out this saree kuchu that's priced at about Rs.225 and you also get free shipping. Further, you can match it with tassles from Krishne Tassels to create an original pattern.
Try Some Leafy or Floral Kuchus
Leafy and floral patterns go very well with traditional sarees. Most of the traditional sarees have leaves, flowers, paisleys and nature designs. You can either select a different kuchu pattern altogether or even select a similar pattern to blend with your saree designs. Have a look at the similar kuchu design selected according to the saree in the picture shown above.
You can get such ready to stitch tassels online too. This lovely tassel is available online on amazon.in. Decently priced at Rs 450 at 1.25 metres, this kuchu is ready to stitch. It will completely enrich your pallu border taking the look of your saree to another level.
Add a Touch of Elegance with Pearl Kuchus
Many women opt for pearl kuchus to give a royal look to their sarees. The sheen and lustre of pearls totally changes the look of your pallu. You can either stitch pearl strings on your own in myriad arrangements or buy ready to stitch pearl kuchus online. Pearl beads can also be stuck or stitched upon your existing crochet, thread or metal kuchus to enhance the overall look.They revamp your sarees beautifully making them look elegant and dressy. Buy this pearl lace from akrithi.com. This lace roll is 9 metres long and is priced at Rs 280 only.
The Love Affair Between Beads and Kuchus
Kuchus can be done with thread, metal, sequins, pearls, crochet and many more. But what looks really best is a kuchu pattern made with beads. Beads are available in abundance in India in different shapes, sizes, colors and materials. These beads can be set up in various designs and there is no end to your imagination when it comes to arranging beads in pretty designs. There is a certain love affair between beads and kuchus which make the best match. Click here to see some amazing designs of beads kuchus to get an idea.
If you want to buy some spectacular beads to rejuvenate your old sarees, you can buy from Akrithi. They have a lovely collection of saree kuchus. This particular kuchu pattern is stunning as it shows a beautiful handicraft of beads, thread and stones. These come ready to stitch and is priced at Rs.1,380 for a 9 metre long roll.
Use Simple Threads for Stunning Effects
If you do not want an elaborate kuchu design then you can go for a thread kuchu. These are simple to make and are also available online. Thread kuchus are made using silk threads as they have a lovely sheen and elegance. They do not entangle easily as cotton threads. You can use combination of threads and beads too. Simple thread kuchus are quite impactful when dones in contrasting color combinations. The simple gold thread kuchus available online are ready to stitch and can uplift the look of your saree immediately. These are gold in color and can easily match to your traditional silk sarees. Priced at Rs 149, these come in a pack of 10. You can either place them a little apart to fit in ten on your pallu border or buy 2 to 3 packs of these golden thread kuchus to stitch them closer to each other.
Indulge in Some Metal Play
Metal tassels are generally done on fluorite stone. These are available in pretty combinations with thread and beads work. See the one we have selected for you from Amazon.in. It can be easily attached to your saree pallu as it comes ready to stitch. The pretty metal beads and metal base make for a wonderful addition to your saree pallu be it ethnic, traditional or contemporary. This one is a little costly and is priced at Rs 1000. But it is worth a buy as it can completely renew your old sarees or make a simple saree apt for a cocktail party or an evening function.
Make Your Own Saree Kuchu: Two DIY Ideas to Try
If you are impressed by these kuchu designs, we can show you some really interesting do-it-yourself kuchu designs which are very easy to make and also quite economical. You can get influenced by our ideas and come up with your own designs or choose to make exact replicas! Kuchu making is widely rampant in rural areas. This work has given employment to many women in India. It is an easy and creative way to make money for housewives. The immense talent and creative skills can be seen through their innovative and stunning designs.
It is also very important to maintain neatness and synchrony in your kuchus to give a beautiful look to your pallus. You cannot have different sized kuchus hanging from your pallu. A set design or a pattern is necessary in kuchu borders. These DIY ideas below are for beginners. The steps have been mentioned in detail and a similar video has been given for those who want a video tutorial.
Make Your Own Beaded Saree Kuchus
- Silk Thread
- The first step is to decide on the length you desire for your tassel. You need to take double the length of thread and an additional plus 1 inch. Cut about 5 pieces of that measured length from the thread.
- Tie one end on each of the sewing threads. Next, string a big bead followed by some smaller beads in a sequence and then put a bigger bead in the end and tie a knot. You can make different bead arrangements as per your choice.
- Fold your strings by half and then insert a piece of thread into that fold. Lastly, tie the whole bungle together. Fix all the knots, if any, in the silk thread with a clear nail polish and trim it up when dry.
- Lastly, you need to finish off with a beaded cap. You can simply add a big bead through a hanging thread on the top.
- Your tassels are ready to be sewn at the end of your saree pallu border.
Make Your Own Thread Saree Kuchu
What you need
- Embroidery thread in the colours you want the kuchus in
- A piece of cardboard
- You need to first decide on the length of the kuchu you want to make. Cut a piece of cardboard which is just 1/2 inch longer than your tassel length. You can also use your finger if you do not want to use a cardboard. You can also use a fork instead.
- Make a bundle of threads which are 18 inches in length. You can always trim the length later. It is better to start with longer length than to get stuck with shorter length.
- Next you need to wrap the thread around the cardboard piece for around 20 times. You can reduce te count if you feel it is getting too thick. You need to keep in mind that the kuchu will be as thick as the thread on both the side of the cardboard. Also, ensure that you have kept the threads on center of the cardboard and not spreading them out. Do not keep them too tight also as this will lead to bending. If you keep them too loose, the loops of the kuchu will slip out. Ensure that the tension is even. Stop wrapping the thread once you feel you have reached the desired thickness.
- The next step is a little tricky. You need to remove the thread wrap from the form. Cut a piece of thread from the loop and thread it through a needle. Slip the needle between the thread loops and the cardboard. Next, tie a knot. Slip the thread wrap from the cardboard without disturbing its form. Once you have removed it from the form, trim away the tails.
- Now you need to tie the kuchu at its neck. The neck should be at 1/4 inch from the top. Trim 6 inches of full strand of embroidery thread or you can even take a metal wire to fasten and secure the loops of the kuchu. Wrap the wire over the loops at 1/4 inch down from the newly made knot. You can also use pretty satin ribbons for this purpose. Make a head for the tassel by using beads.
- Lastly, cut the tails or ends of the kuchu evenly, giving a neat look. Separate the threads and you can also thread some beads to enhance the look further. Using a silver, gold or any other metallic thread gives a brilliant sparkle to your kuchu. Puff up the yarns to give a fuller look.
Revamp Your Old Sarees Now!
If you have an upcoming festival or an occasion in your family and do not want to spend a bomb on a new saree, revamping your old silk sarees with pretty and elegant kuchus is a great and innovative idea. You not only reuse your costly resources this way but also showcase your immense talent and designing skills. Kuchu making is widely rampant in rural areas. This work has given employment to many women in India. It is an easy and creative way to make money for housewives. The immense talent and creative skills can be seen through their innovative and stunning designs. It is also very important to maintain neatness and synchrony in your kuchus to give a beautiful look to your pallus. You cannot have different sized kuchus hanging from your pallu. A set design or a pattern is necessary in kuchu borders. These DIY ideas below are for beginners. The steps have been mentioned in detail and a similar video has been given for those who want a video tutorial.
Make your own kuchu and tassles
You can make beautiful tassels by your own just by binding or gathering threads from cord protrudes on one end, where the tassel is hung. For this, you can also use loose, dangling threads at the other end. Tassels are normally decorative elements, So you can beautifully decorate your saree by using this.