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Thimbles: Love 'em or Hate 'em?
For all my love of handsewing I am not a thimble person. The first thimbles I ever used were way too big, so I think I never learned because I couldn't find a good one. I do use a leather thimble every once in a while, and I have a pair of well-fitting metal thimbles now for leather working, but I still sew the majority of my work without them. Sure, I stick myself sometimes, but I'm not really a bleeder so I just bear it as part of the price of sewing.
I use thimbles, especially when sewing through thick fabric, although I often tough it out when I can't find my thimble and/or am too lazy to look for it. Which is fairly frequently.ReplyDelete