|My nimble thimble collection.|
I think these are child sizes.
...or too awkward.
These are historical reproductions...they look nice but are not the right solution for me.
And the one that is closest to being a nimble thimble is turning my finger green.
This shouldn't be a big surprise because it only cost $1. I've lined the inside with clear nail polish but I'm pretty sure this is just a temporary solution. Can anyone offer some nimble tips to find a Goldilocks thimble?
|18th century thimble|
What about leather quilter's thumbs? I always use one for stays sewing - for the seams, anyway. They're flexible but strong.ReplyDelete
Great idea! I will look into that...thank you!ReplyDelete
I second that idea. I use a size small leather thumb on my middle finger. I love it.ReplyDelete
I usually don't use thimbles, but when I'm sewing extra-thick things (like modern military uniform rank---uuugh) I use one with a really solid "notch" on it for pushing the needle through. For most sewing, I actually just wrap on a band-aid if the needle start to dig! A leather thimble would probably work better though :)ReplyDelete