Go “Rough-Luxe”: sew burlap pillows

Want to add texture and character to your space?  Burlap can be a way to go.

The “rough-luxe” trend was the inspiration for this Simplicity pillow pattern. (Click here for product info.)

These are a couple of tips for working with burlap:

To air out the burlap scent, run your fabric through a dryer with a couple of fabric softener dryer cloths. Be sure to clean out the dryer lint filter following this process.

To mark the grain or create open spaces on burlap, just pull a thread and it easily can be removed.


If you have more tips and stories about designing with burlap, let us know!



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