I have had quite a few people ask me questions about this burlap table runner I made, so I thought I would post a tutorial. It is the easiest table runner you will ever make! And I love how it matches all of my various seasonal decor and adds so much fun texture to my table. The secret is creating a nice straight, frayed edge using my little burlap cutting technique.
After I made it last fall, I was walking through the Pottery Barn store and saw one that looked exactly like it! I have since also seen them at World Market and other stores.
They wanted about $50 for theirs, if I remember correctly, and I made mine for much, much cheaper! And, I still had leftover burlap for other projects!
Step 1: I purchased my burlap (I love the blonde burlap, but you could use the natural color too), washed and prepared it as I showed in the tutorial here. This gets a lot of the burlap smell out.
Step 3: Begin to pull one of the burlap threads at that mark you just measured. You will want to be careful as you do it, making sure you don’t break the thread.
Step 4: Pull your thread from the entire length of your piece.
This will leave a guide for you to cut your straight line.
When you are finished, you should have a nice, evenly cut piece of burlap the dimensions of your table runner.
Step 6: To get the charming Pottery Barn look, pull out more of the threads from all of the sides. I pulled out about ten from each side of mine.
Once you have repeated this on all of the sides, you are finished!
Wasn’t that easy!?
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|How to Wash and Cut Burlap Tutorial|
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