Building a frame

Build a simple frame or loom:

A quick video showing my latest rug tufting frame. Believe it, or not this frame only cost me about $25.

Material list:

  • 2" x 3" x 96" lumber (5 needed and cost about $3.00 each)
  • Carpet tack strips (6 strips total needed, packs of 3 cost $2.50)
  • 2.5" long screws for frame construction
  • 1.25" long screws for leg braces
  • Total cost was approx $25

Pro tip: Build your frame to maximize the tufting cloth you can easily get. This will prevent fabric waste.

The below chart is based on our white primary cloth sizes

Cloth size

Example frame sizes

Number of tufted pieces from the cloth based on the frame size

1 yard 

36” x 157” (91cm x 4 m)

30” x 30” (76cm x 76cm)

4

48” x 30” (122cm x 76cm)

3

2 yards 

72” x 157” (182cm x 4m)

66” x 30” (167cm x 76cm)

4

66” x 44” (167cm x 111cm)

3

3 yards 

108” x 157” (274cm x 4m)

96” x 44” (244cm x 111cm)

3

96” x 72” (244cm x 183cm)

2


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