Hand Tufter

Sew and tuft mattresses and pads to hold the fillings in place.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Hand Tufters do?

Sews and tufts mattresses and pad to hold filling in place: Places mattress or pad in press and moves button to lower press head. Tilts press to upright position. Pushes needle carrying tufting cords through mattress or pad at openings in press head. Ties buttons or knots tufts to cord ends on both sides. Moves button to raise press head and removes mattress or pad.

Should I be a Hand 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: Hand-Tier, Third Hand, Tufter, Hand

    How to become a Hand Tufter

    Hand 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 Hand Tufter-related education!
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