How To Cut Burlap So That it Won’t Unravel

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Burlap is so popular right now for all different kinds of crafts and projects, but it’s somewhat of a tricky material to work with. Besides the fact that burlap is messy and leaves little fibers all over your clothes, it’s important to cut it a certain way so that won’t unravel unevenly.

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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See how I have removed one of the threads of burlap, so there is an empty space to the right of the two far left threads?

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No you can cut right in that empty space and your burlap will not unravel! If you need a lot of burlap fabric buy it in bulk, 10 yards for $30 on Amazon here  or for ribbon 12″ Burlap Roll of 50 Yards for $35. Good luck on your next burlap project, I hope it turns out beautiful.  If you have any questions just ask!

 

How To Cut Burlap So That it Won't Unravel

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