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SUNBURST CURTAINS

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 and rosette.

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

 


1.      Seam fabric 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.

 


  1. 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 of sunburst.

 


  1. 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.

 


  1. 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.

 


  1. 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.

 


  1. 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.

 


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