An hourglass curtain is one that is fitted to a door - flowing sheer curtains covering doors can be a nuisance as they tend to get caught when the door is used. An hourglass curtain solves this problem by adding a second rod at the lower edge and when it is tied in the centre with a bow of ribbon you can create a focal point from an ordinary door. Hourglass curtains are also ideal for covering French or patio doors and windows. However, if the door or window is very wide, we would suggest making more than one curtain across the width.
To achieve the best results allow 2 – 2.5 times the width of the rod and cut the top and bottom of the fabric on a curve. If using a lace fabric with shaped or scalloped selvedges, adjust the fullness ratio to accommodate the width of the fabric.
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