A good thimble is an essential tool for anyone wanting to complete hand sewing projects. There are a range of materials and styles to choose from when purchasing a thimble. This buying guide will help you find the thimble which is most suitable for your sewing needs.
Best Sewing Thimbles
Here are our thimble reviews.
The Dritz 204-M thimble is suitable for a range of projects, from quilting to garment construction. It features soft sides for comfort and openings that prevent fingers from sweating and slipping. The hard tip protects the finger and allows for good needle penetration of a range of fabrics. Dimples on the end of the thimble prevent the needle from slipping as you work.
- Comfortable soft sides
- Openings to allow fingers to breath
- Hard textured tip
The Clover Protect and Grip thimble features the protection of a metal cap and the comfort of soft, elastic material. The ridged and dimpled metal cap both protects the finger and allows for precise control of the needle. The scallop design allows the finger to breath without sweating or slipping.
- Ridged and dimpled metal cap
- Breathable construction
- Comfortable and lightweight
This Clover thimble features a body that is made of soft leather and a metal tip to protect the finger. The metal tip is dimpled so it will protect your fingertip while still providing a good grip on the needle. This thimble is suitable for any type of hand sewing project.
- Leather construction
- Metal tip for finger protection
- Provides a good grip for the needle
This thimble set will provide your fingers with protection and is suitable for a variety of sewing projects, from quilting to embroidery. The sturdy copper construction both protects fingertips and allows the needle to penetrate with enough force for use with heavy duty materials and multiple layers of material. The open top prevents your finger from perspiring while you use this thimble.
- Durable copper construction
- Two sizes – small and medium
- Ideal for a range of sewing projects
The HoneySew thimble is constructed of comfortable, soft rubber. The tip is harder than the flexible sides, and is dimpled to prevent needle slippage. The construction is breathable, so your finger will not sweat while you are completing hand sewing projects.
- Suitable for a range of hand sewing projects
- Small and medium sizes available
- Durable construction
Thimble Buyer’s Guide
One of the primary things to consider when finding the perfect thimble is the material it is constructed from. All of the thimbles in this buying guide feature a tip that is made either of plastic or metal to protect the fingertip. It is helpful to find a thimble with sides that are made of a soft, breathable material. Some of the thimbles in this buying guide have sides that are either made of leather or rubber. These thimbles are more comfortable to wear, don’t slip on the finger, and are breathable so your finger will not sweat while you are sewing. Even the all-metal thimbles feature dimples which make them breathable.
Another feature to consider when selecting a thimble is finding one with dimples or grooves on the tip to keep your needle from slipping as you work. All of the thimbles in this buying guide have this important feature.
The thimbles in this buying guide are inexpensive and durable and will meet your needs for any type of hand sewing project.