Burlap (Hessian cloth) was originally used for soldier's uniforms of the Hessian Army from the German state of Hesse. It was first exported from India in the 19th Century. Because of the fabric's durability burlap has been used for sacks for sandbags and for balling up the roots of trees.
Of course it's no secret what burlap has been used for in the last several years... EVERYTHING including weddings!
I'd like to concentrate on showing awesome posts for BURLAP DECOR. There is some amazing stuff out there, people.
1. Burlap Curtains on Four Generations One Roof has the tutorial.. no sew also.