How can I build my own frame?

How can I build my own frame?

How can I construct my very own body?

Creating your individual tufting body is a cost-efficient possibility for tufters searching for a bigger or custom-sized body. Try this video for a fast visible on the method!

Along with the next supplies, accessible at most {hardware} shops, you’ll additionally want a drill and a hammer.

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Supplies for a 72” x 72” tufting body:

  • 5 items of lumber, 2″ x 3″ x 96″
  • Roughly 24 toes carpet tack*
  • 2.5″ lengthy screws for body development
  • 1.25″ lengthy screws for leg braces
  • Wooden glue and nails, or staple gun

*There’s a spread of carpet tack varieties and pack portions available on the market. For this body, we suggest shopping for two packs of three, 4-foot strips. Some carpet tack comes with nails pre-installed (wherein case we additionally suggest including wooden glue). We don’t suggest carpet tack varieties with a peel-off adhesive again.

1. For the body: Lower the ends of 4 items of your lumber at 45 diploma Miter angles.

2. For the body legs: Divide the fifth board into two 24”, two 16”, and two 8” cuts. The 8” items also needs to have 45 diploma cuts at each ends.

3. Lay out the items of your body on a flat floor. Use a T-square and hand drill to screw collectively the 4 corners of the body utilizing eight 2.5” lengthy screws.

4. Create two T-shaped leg braces utilizing the six smaller cuts of lumber and 1.25” screws. Connect these to the bottom of the body and stand the body upright.

5. Utilizing a handsaw and gloves, minimize carpet tack into 4 strips, approx. 70 – 72.” Relying on how a lot tack you could have, it’s additionally nice to make use of smaller increments. If the tack doesn’t cowl each a part of the body edge, we suggest that the gaps between strips are lower than three inches lengthy.

6. The way you connect the carpet tack will rely on the type you’ve bought. We suggest utilizing both staples, or each wooden glue and nails to connect the tack strips to the aspect of the body you need to tuft on. Tacks ought to face out (towards you) and pointing away from the middle of the body in an effort to tautly safe your fabric.

Making a yarn feeder is a further step, and will be achieved many various methods. Much like the yarn feeder we embody with the Tuft the World Tufting Body, we suggest creating two extensions off to 1 aspect of your body, one close to the underside and one close to the highest. A number of upright dowels secured to the underside extension will maintain your yarn cone(s) in place, whereas a number of screw eyes within the high extension will assist feed the yarn into your tufting machine.

However what dimension body ought to I construct? And the way a lot material will match?

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We suggest constructing your body primarily based on the dimensions of tufting fabric you propose to make use of most frequently. It will mean you can maximize your material and stop waste.

This chart relies on the measurements of our Major Tufting Fabric.

Fabric dimension

Instance body sizes

Variety of tufted items from the material primarily based on the body dimension

1 yard

36” x 157” (91cm x 4 m)

30” x 30” (76cm x 76cm)


48” x 30” (122cm x 76cm)


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2 yards

72” x 157” (182cm x 4m)

66” x 30” (167cm x 76cm)


66” x 44” (167cm x 111cm)


3 yards

108” x 157” (274cm x 4m)

96” x 44” (244cm x 111cm)


96” x 72” (244cm x 183cm)


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