Here is the trick to cutting burlap with scissors. Choose a thread line that you want to be your edge. Pull on that thread until you have pulled it all the way out, and you have a long strip where the thread once was. You may need to use your scissors a few times to get the thread out all the way. Then cut fabric in the open space.
Indygo Junction's Crossback Reversible Apron pattern slips on over your head & is ideal for kitchen or garden work. Adult & child versions are included with multiple sizes for both. Patch pocket provided. The crossback straps make fitting a breeze. Adult sizes: S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL Child sizes: S (4/5), M (6/8), L (10) $14.99