How To Eliminate Odor From New Burlap ~ Spritz with water, lay on the floor on a blanket, & steam iron. She says just plain water & heat worked, although she also says the odor wasn't over-powering to begin with.
How to Cut Burlap. Decide where you want to cut your burlap and grab one string/thread. Gently pull the string all the way out. After you pull the string all the way out there will be a space where you can cut a perfect straight line!