These are small hard pitted cups that are worn on the finger for protection while hand sewing. Usually, have a closed top are used by dressmakers, quilters and a lot of hand sewing. Some special ones 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.
They 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