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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Idea #6: The Secrets Behind Cutting Burlap

Burlap is common material to use in dyi projects and many people enjoy the look of it. But burlap can be tricky material to work with. It never likes to stay flat or seem to cut straight. You may already know this, but if not, you can be in awe like I was when I learned trick. I've taken some photos to help those who learn better through pictures (sorry the quality is bad.. it's just a phone camera). The best part is, it really does make a straight line!

Scissors (not a rotary cutter-- sorry perfectionists)


1.    Lay flat and folded in half like how it was on the bolt.

2.    Measure out desired length and snip thread closest to line.

3.    Pull on thread to pull it out of fabric (don't forget the under side).

(it's easiest if you hold the other end while pullingo on the string thread)

*If the thread get stuck or breaks halfway through, use your scissors to help guide it out.

4. Cut along the path that you have now created to make 2 pieces.

After that, you have strips of burlap that will hold together better than if you had used a rotary cutter to make a "straight" line!

Now, I have more projects that I am dying to share with you but if I did that I would be spoiling christmas.. stay tuned for more creative ideas/gifts to come!

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