How to Cut Burlap

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Did you know there’s a certain way to cut burlap so it won’t fray?  When I was at Joann’s the lady at the fabric counter showed me how to cut it so it won’t fray and it cuts a perfect straight line.

How to cut burlap

All you do is pull one of the strings on the end and it will leave a small gap. Just cut right in between the gap.

So be sure you pull the string in the same place where you want to cut!

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  1. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve visited thos site before but after browsing through a few of the articles I realized it’s new to me. Regardless, I’m definitely pleased I fund it and I’ll be bookmarkoing it and checking bacck regularly!
  2. Gloria J Allen
    I did this and it still ravels and it is not straight .
    • Hi Gloria! Thank you for stopping by. This was a tip given to me by my local sewing store. I haven't had any problems with it, I would suggest to make sure you are cutting in the area where the string was pulled out. I know sometimes it can be hard to tell where the string was pulled from. Hope this helps! :)
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  4. What a great tip Marti!! Thanks:)
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  6. This is such a great tip! Thanks for sharing at The Makers!
  7. When I worked in the garden centre, that's how I taught new staff & customers how to cut the burlap off the roll. It works perfect every time! Debbie :)

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