A thimble has two jobs: it protects your finger from needle abuse when hand-stitching, and the firm surface helps you push a needle through thick fabric layers. I don’t always use a thimble, but when I’m hand-stitching denim, canvas, leather, plastic or neoprene (wetsuit material) it’s a lifesaver.
This denim-look leather thimble from Japan is my all-time favourite thimble because it’s so comfortable – I sometimes forget I’m wearing it. I’ve had mine for over 15 years and whenever it’s gone missing I’ve had a small panicky meltdown.
Comfortable to wear
Flexible leather stretches to accommodate your finger for a better fit
Great for sashiko mending projects
Great for stitching through denim, leather and other sturdy fabrics, or multiple layers of fabric
Prevents bloody/sore fingers!
This thimble is a size medium, which should fit slender and average-sized adult fingers. Which finger you wear it on comes down to personal choice – I wear this one on my index or middle finger.
Made in Japan from leather and packaged with cardboard and paper in a clear plastic sleeve by the manufacturer.
For a large thimble or vegan alternative try the Clover protect and grip thimble.
This shop is in slow mode so I can do alllll the things – including running this shop and running after two tiny tots – and enjoy my life. Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEST) for dispatch by Monday.
(NOTE: I drop off most orders at my local post office on Fridays, but I'm told they don't physically leave the post office and start making their way to you until Monday.)
If you select Express Post at checkout, it will speed up Australia Post's delivery timeframe but won't speed up my process.
After your order has been packed, you will receive an email notification with your Australia Post tracking number, which you can use to check on the delivery status of your order.
Customers in Northcote, Thornbury and nearby suburbs (subject to capacity) can select local delivery at checkout. Local delivery is extra-slow and coincides with my pram-walking/kid-wrangling schedule, up to one week after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶