8 fun things you can do with Aso ebi

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If you’re Nigerian, chances are you’ve bought Aso-Ebi for one occasion or the other.

Aso Ebi is basically ceremonial uniform worn at Nigerian celebrations, and guests are expected to buy and sew the material into different lovely styles. Almost every Owambe has its own Aso Ebi, and this means that most people have a collection of Aso Ebi materials from different celebrations. We decided to put together a list of things you can convert your old Aso Ebi materials into, instead of just leaving them in your wardrobe.

We decided to put together a list of things you can convert your old Aso Ebi materials into, instead of just leaving them in your wardrobe:


1. Book wraps

Old Ankara is very useful for wrapping books, and it will give your books a classy edge.

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2. Accessories

There’s no limit to the number of accessories you can make with Ankara and you can get cute little bangles,earrings, and even belts wrapped in the fabric.

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3. Furniture

Give your living room a new look with Ankara furniture. If you don’t want to go all out, you can get cute ankara or aso oke throw pillows made.

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4. Blankets

Patchwork ankara is a great alternative to regular patchwork quilts or blankets. All you need is a few old wrappers, and voila! All set.

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5. New styles

You can always remake your Aso Ebi into newer fancy styles or even convert them into suits to wear to the office.

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6. Kid’s clothes

Instead of shopping for new outfits for your kids, why not create lovely clothes for them with your old aso ebi?

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7. Bags or purses

You can also make new bags or purses with old ankara material, you’d definitely look unique.

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8. Headwraps

Having a bad hair day? Cut out some ankara and wrap it around your head to look chic and trendy.

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Time to pull out all your old material and make them into new things!

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