Ashley Hough

Understanding Different Types of Thimbles

Ashley Hough
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Whether you use a thimble in your everyday sewing or only on certain projects, there are many types of thimbles that are perfect for every person and project.

Types of Thimbles

When thinking of the important sewing tools that most people have in their sewing room, the standard thimble comes to mind. While this is a tried and true favorite, it does not work for everyone. Ashley Hough shows several different types of thimbles that can be found at many craft and fabric stores today.

These different types of thimbles include thimbles made from silicon and hard plastic, which make them more comfortable to wear while still protecting your finger. Another type of thimble that Ashley shows is great for people who have longer fingernails and are not able to wear a traditional thimble, whether made from metal or hardened plastic. This thimble is open at the top and is adjustable, making it great for any size of finger.

Ashley also shows types of thimbles that are nontraditional. These include thimbles that can be worn on your hand like a ring, allowing you to push a needle through your work using a different part of your finger or the palm of your hand. This thimbles are also adjustable, so you don’t have to worry about buying the correct ring size.

Another fun thimble option Ashley shows is one that is more of a multi-tool than a standard thimble. This tool gives you the option of either pushing the needle through your work or pulling it. This tools also includes and thread cutter and is a great option for people with finger dexterity issues.