How To Cut Burlap So That it Won’t Unravel

You can get burlap from most fabric stores like JoAnns Fabrics.  You can also order it online if you need… Read more »

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You can get burlap from most fabric stores like JoAnns Fabrics.  You can also order it online if you need a lot and would like to buy it in bulk.  If you just cut it with scissors in what you think is a straight line, even a slight cut to the right or left of one of the threads, can cause a myriad of other threads to just fall out or unravel from the piece.

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Here is the trick to cutting burlap with scissors.  Choose a thread line that you want to be your edge.  Pull on that thread until you have pulled it all the way out, and you have a long strip where the thread once was.  You may need to use your scissors a few times to get the thread out all the way.

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