Best Tufting Gun: Tips & Advice
Yes, tufting custom rugs are all the rage now on social media. If you are rug-curious, you may be tempted into purchasing a tufting gun and giving this new hobby a try.
Tufting guns are an affordable, fast alternative to latch/hook and punch needles—yet a fraction of industrial tufting machine. Many folks have turned this hobby into a side hustle, thanks to affordable tufting guns and a little patience.
Here are some tips and advice on buying a tufting gun for the novice rug maker:
• Yes, tufting guns work must like a sewing machine. They push yarn through fabric with a needle.
• Look for guns that have a variety of settings—some are designed for loop pile or cut pile rugs,.
• Some guns can use more than one thread of yarn at a time.
When we asked our parent readers who are DIY rug enthusiasts for their best advice on buying a tufting gun, we learned it comes down to some basic metrics: stitches per second, the carpet height and the weight of the gun.
After taking several suggestions and doing additional research, here are the tufting guns we think are best: