Back Tufter

Attach tufting buttons to foam cushions for the backs of furniture.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Back Tufters do?

Attaches tufting buttons to foam cushions for use in backs of upholstered furniture: Positions cushion on worktable and spreads and smooths upholstery fabric over cushion. Selects matching button, punches button by hand through precut hole in cloth and cushion, and secures button to cushion with spring washer. Forces cloth around button into pleats, using wedge and fingers.


Should I be a Back Tufter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Back Tacker

    How to become a Back Tufter

    Back Tufters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Back Tufter-related education!
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