It’s simple to get a straight, clean edge when crafting with burlap when you watch our video on how to cut burlap.

First measure and mark your fabric using tailor’s chalk–its triangular shaped edge makes a nice, distinct line that can easily be rubbed away or washed out. Then pull and remove one entire thread along that mark to reduce fraying. Carefully cut along the portion where the thread once was, making sure not to cut threads on either side.

That’s all there is to it! You’ll have a clean, nice looking straight cut ready for any project you have in mind.

To create a natural, homey feel to your project, fray the edges by hand.