Hand Sewing Thimbles
Thimbles are small hard pitted cups that are worn on the finger for protection when hand sewing. Usually, have a closed top, are used by dressmakers, quilters or anyone doing alot of hand sewing. Some special thimbles with an opening at the end are used by tailors as this allows them to manipulate the cloth more easily.
Thimbles come in either metal, leather or ergonomic materials. Used to protect the top and edges of your preferred finger that pushes a needle through your project. When the needle is pushed in the sewing this prevents the needle hurting your fingertip. The dimples and grooves on a thimble catch the needle eye and keep it from slipping. A thimble protects the finger from the eye end of the needle. Pushing a needle through thick layers of fabric is much easier with a thimble. Pulling a needle through fabric layers can be very tiring on your thumb and index finger.
Come in many styles, shapes and materials, from metal or ergonomic moulded plastic, or leather or acrylic dot. Adjustable or stick on the end of your finger. Leather Pad or oval plastic shape, which adhesive to your finger. Some finger guards are little more than a finger shield, while others attach to a ring to maintain the guard in place.
Thimbles are usually made from metal, leather, rubber and wood and even glass and china.
Thimbles we sell
Colonial Thimble Pad, fits snug and is a reusable adhesive. Made from real leather or plastic in oval shape. New lines now in are Ultra and Dimple Thimble. New combination packs gives you better needle control, faster stitching, less hand pain and more stitching comfort. Includes handy storage package, Thimble Crown and Dimple, 8 adhesives, 12 Needle Grip-It 2, 12 Pads.
Clover Adjustable ring- ideal for when doing Sashico needlework and other hand sewing
Hemline made of metal with non slip tops. These are on cards which you can try size before opening the packet.
Prym ergonomic material, which are breathable which mould round your finger while you are working and still protecting. Breathing slots for greater comfort – reduces sweating. The end cap is padded internally – helps prevent pressure marks