How to Remove Smell From Burlap Fabric

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How to Remove Smell From Burlap Fabric
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Burlap is a type of jute fabric that is used for multiple purposes, such as bags, crafts, mats, curtains and even clothing. Burlap is a popular fabric choice because it is durable and inexpensive. If you have burlap fabric that acquires a foul odour, you must take care in treating the fabric. Washing some burlap fabrics in a washing machine can distort them severely. With a little work and some gentle cleaning products, you should be able to rid your burlap of any unpleasant smells.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar

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  1. 1

    Place the burlap in a well-ventilated, dry area outdoors. Let the fabric air for several hours.

  2. 2

    Sprinkle some baking soda onto the burlap and let it sit for an hour.

  3. 3

    Shake out the baking soda and check for any lingering odours.

  4. 4

    Soak the burlap in white vinegar for 30 minutes if you still detect an odour.

  5. 5

    Rinse the burlap with water and spread it out to dry.

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