A thimble has two jobs: it protects your finger from needle abuse when hand-stitching, and the hard 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 is one of the best Western-style thimbles I’ve found; it’s far more comfortable to wear than the classic rigid metal thimble (you might even forget you’re wearing it), but the metal tip means you get you the best of both worlds.
- Comfortable to wear
- Flexible silicone 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 comes in three sizes: small – 14.5mm diameter (orange), medium – 15.5mm diameter (pink) and large – 17mm diameter (yellow). Small is great for kid fingers (start ‘em young!) and slender adult fingers, large is best for big fingers or if you want to wear a thimble on your thumb, and medium is best for everyone else. Which finger you wear it on comes down to personal choice.
Made in Japan from silicone and metal and packaged in cardboard and plastic by the manufacturer.
This shop is in slow mode while I adapt to life as a new mum! Your patience and understanding are greatly appreciated.
I'm currently dispatching orders once a week; place your order by 5pm Thursday Melbourne time (AEDT) for dispatch the next day (Friday).
Australia Post is experiencing significant delays. 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.
Northcote/Thornbury customers can select local delivery at checkout. Local deliveries coincide with my pram-walking schedule, usually 1-3 days after purchase. ٩(｡•́‿•̀｡)۶
For the best chance of receiving your order in time for Christmas, order by 5pm on 9 December for standard shipping, and 5pm on Thursday 16 December for Express Post and local delivery.
This shop will close for Christmas at 5pm on 16 December. Orders placed after that time will be shipped in January (exact date to be determined) when the shop reopens. The exception is gift vouchers, which are available for purchase 24/7 and delivered automagically by email!
Check Australia Post's estimated delivery deadline for your country here, then add one week for my processing time.