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.