How To Care For Your Burlap Table Linens

Burlap table linens are designed to provide an amazing look to any table presentation. These pieces are ideal to dress up your table with a rustic style. Use them both for indoor and outdoor meals.

Can you imagine having all these benefits and damaging it?

Your burlap tablecloths, napkins, skirts or runners need special care to last as long as possible and look great when the situation requires it.


How to care for my burlap table linens?

It is not very complicated. What we should consider primarily are the washing conditions; misuse of the product can cause it to break or fray.

Jute products are washed mainly by the peculiarity of odor and dirt, for both cases it is important to consider certain techniques that can contribute to the durability and appearance of the article.


When it comes to protecting your tablecloth, napkin, runner or skirt, you need to ask yourself these questions:

  1. How can I remove burlap´s smell?
  2. How can I clean my burlap tablecloth?
  3. What is the best way for removing creases of my burlap tablecloth?

  1. How can I remove burlap´s smell?

Burlap products have a particular smell that can be removed without problems. It´s easy, just follow these instructions.

First, take a slightly damp washcloth and rub it over the fabric’s surface, flip the cloth to the other side and repeat. The Burlap will need to dry off, but this usually only takes the better part of an afternoon.

Dissolving a bit of baking soda in warm water before dipping in your washcloth is also helpful. Just be sure not to add too much baking soda as this can leave a white residue.

  2. How can I clean my burlap tablecloth?

Using the washing machine can destroy your product, which is why you should be very careful when washing it.

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Tougher stains can be removed by gently dabbing the surface with a washcloth dipped in a mixture of vinegar and warm water. Rinse with plain water.

When all else fails, wash the Burlap in a sink or bathtub using a small amount of gentle liquid detergent. Feel free to swish around the water but resist active agitation. 

  3. What is the best way for removing creases of my burlap tablecloth?

Be very careful because using the iron in the wrong configuration could damage your item.

First, set the iron at the maximum steam setting but a medium heat, and iron both sides across the crease.

For stubborn creases, choose a low heat setting and cover the area with cheesecloth. Press along the crease line on both sides, using the iron’s mister. Be patient, this really works!


Although the burlap fabric is something delicate, there is nothing that the follow-up of instructions can not solve.

Use these products to create unforgettable scenes for your loved ones. Think, organize and create!

When a guest sits down there should be something beautiful and inspiring to look at.

Annie Falk

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