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Tufting is an old technique of textile manufacturing. To create a masterpiece, all you need is a stable tufting frame. Some people want to make their tufting frames, which is indeed fun. But some don’t. LumBuy offers you a variety of tufting frame plans. It is easy to assemble and saves you a lot of trouble.

Usually, a tufting frame has pegs or gripping strips on the sides to stretch your backing fabric. The frame has small nails every few centimeters to hold the backing fabric in place without tearing it. It allows you to re-stretch the fabric for stable tufting. All you need to do is secure it to the table or floor, and you are free to start your creation.


Tufting is an old technique for making warm clothing, gloves, etc. A tufting frame, also called a rug tufting frame, a tufting gun frame, a rug gun frame, is used to accommodate tufting projects of different sizes.It can be matched with tufting guns . Most tufting frames are edged with pegs or gripping strips to stretch the backing fabric and hold it in place for stable tufting.

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If you want to customize the size, DIY tufting frames are perfect. Before making a tufting gun frame, you need to prepare some materials first. You can buy the following materials (72" x 72" tufting gun frame) at hardware stores.

- 5 pieces of lumber (2" x 3" x 96")

- 24 feet of carpet tack

- 2.5-inch long screws

- 1.25" long screws

- Wood glue/staples/staples

- One drill bit

- A hammer

For this rug tufting frame, we recommend purchasing two packs of carpet adhesive (3 strips per pack, 4 feet long). Although some come pre-assembled with nails, we also recommend adding wood glue.

1. Cut the ends of the four pieces of wood at a 45-degree bevel. (Frame)

2. Divide the fifth plank into two 24", two 16" and two 8" pieces. You should also cut the 8" plank at a 45-degree angle at each end. (Framing Legs)

3. Lay the pieces of the frame on the ground. Screw the four corners of the frame together with 2.5-inch long screws.

4. Using the six pieces of lumber from Step 2 and 1.25-inch screws, make two T-leg brackets. Attach them to the bottom of the frame and stand the frame upright.

5. Cut the carpet into four strips (70-72 inches). If you don't have enough tack, the gap between strips should not be more than three inches long.

6. Using a stapler, or wood glue and staples, attach the tack strips to one side of the frame. The nails should be facing you and pointing toward the centre of the frame.

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Monk cloth and coarse linen or Hessian cloth are good choices. However, the high-quality ones usually work well among them, but the low-quality ones shred easily.

We recommend that you use a polyester cloth with a weft count of 14 or more. In addition, you need to make sure the weave of the fabric is loose enough. You should not use canvas, muslin and other woven fabrics because these weaves are often too dense, and the fabric is too light and will tear.

Depending on the look and texture you want, you can choose from various yarns.

  • Acrylic yarn
Acrylic yarn is cheap and super soft. It is suitable for beginners. However, cheap acrylic yarn tends to fray. So we suggest you always buy high-quality ones.

  • Cotton yarn
If you want to do a wall hanging work, choose cotton yarn. However, you cannot use cotton yarn for flooring because cotton yarn carpet will not last long.

  • Wool yarn
Wool yarns are suitable for carpets and wall hangings. It is a little stiffer than acrylic yarn but is resistant to dirt and environmentally friendly.

You can determine the frame size based on the size of tufting fabric that is often used. This way, you can make full use of the fabric and reduce waste.

This chart shows common sizes.

1. Cloth size:1 yard (91cm x 4 m)

- Tufting frame dimensions:76cm x 76cm/122cm x 76cm

- Number of tufted pieces:Four/Three

2. Cloth size:2 yards (182cm x 4m)

- Frame size:167cm x 76cm/167cm x 111cm

- Number of tufted pieces:Four/Three

3. Cloth size:3 yards (274cm x 4m)

- Frame size:244cm x 111cm/244cm x 183cm

- Number of tufted pieces:Three/ Two