Simple and cheap leather thimble
Cross-stitching three baby quilts in the same year has just about done in my needle-pushing fingertip. None of my thimbles were comfortable and/or wouldn’t stay on my finger. Then I remembered that years ago I had a leather thimble which worked well. Being a thrift store junkie, I purchased a pair of leather gloves for $1.00, cut off an entire finger for my needle finger, and no longer have a callus or sore spot as a result of some intensive hand sewing. Using the entire finger of the glove insures the thimble stays in place. Best of all, I have at least seven additional thimbles waiting for me when the current one wears out.