A sunburst curtain dresses a palladian window while diffusing the light. Designed
to perfectly outline the arch shape, this sheer rod-pocket curtain is custom
fitted for your window
YOU WILL NEED
Sheer drapery fabric for curtain
3/8” (1 cm) flexible plastic tubing , cut to fit curve at inside edge
of window frame.
Sockets for 3/8” (1 cm) round rodding.
1” (2.5 cm) cup hooks; one for every 8” to 10” (20.5
to 25.5 cm) around curve of window, plus one for center of sunburst.
Nylon drapery cord; binder clips or clamps.
HOW TO SEW AND INSTALL A SUNBURST CURTAIN
widths, if necessary. Press under œ” (1.3 cm) twice at sides; stitch to make
double-fold hems. Press under 1 œ “ (3.8 cm) twice at upper edge; stitch rod
pocket to close to first fold, then 1” (2.5 cm) away. Press under and stitch
double œ” (1.3 cm) rod pocket on lower edge.
- Tie safety pin to one end of
drapery cord; thread through casing at lower edge. Pull up cord as tightly
as possible, and tie ends together; trim excess cord. This becomes center
- Insert plastic tubing into casing
at upper edge, gathering fabric. Pin or tape paper pattern to heavy
cardboard or foam core board. Aligning heading of curtain to marked arc on
pattern, clamp ends of tubing to cardboard; distribute gathers evenly and
pin heading in place. Clamp center at lower edge.
- Pull curtain taut toward center to
remove slack, using double strands of thread. Cover center with a small
half-circle of matching fabric, if necessary for neater appearance on
outside of window treatment. Make rosette; hand-stitch to center.
- Screw sockets at ends of bottom
window frame. Screw cup hooks into window frame at 8” to 10” (2.05 to 25.5
cm) intervals around arch, with hook openings facing into the room;
position all cup hooks the same distance from edge of window frame. Screw
one cup hook at center of bottom window frame.
- Insert ends of tubing into
sockets. Snap tubing into cup hooks around inside curve of window. Hook
center of sunburst into cup hook at center of bottom window frame. It may
be necessary to trim tubing to fit around window.