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Video: Make a Thimble Liner From a Rubber Fingertip

Sep 09, 2014

Evamarie Gomez and Judith Neukam; Shot by: Gary Junken

Do you have a thimble that’s so large it’s always falling off of your finger?  You could throw it away and get a smaller thimble, but there’s a better way.

Vicki Tatum Stammer from Arlington, Texas, suggests lining your thimble with a rubber finger. Turn the excess length of the rubber fingertip over the bottom edge of the metal thimble. Secure the excess in place and position a layer of rubber where it can be used to pinch and pull a needle.

This creates a double-duty device that makes grabbing needles as easy as pushing them with no need to reach for or find something like pliers. You can find rubber fingers at an office supply store.


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  1. Sew_Serene September 11th

    That is so simple and smart! Thank You

  2. auscroke September 10th

    This is a great tip! I have small fingers and often struggle to find thimbles that fit. Now I don't have to. Thanks for sharing.

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