So I thought I would sew and take some notes, just my thought and feeling while I fiddle with this new accessory. This is what I ended up scribbling as I went along.
- A bit bulky, but soft and very pleasant for fingers.
- It's flexible and does not feel like something got stuck on your finger.
- It's warm. You might want to laugh at this one, but it was very cold last night and when I put a metal thimble on, it felt really unpleasant and cold compared to the leather one. (I kept switching between my rubber, metal and leather thimbles to get a better feel).
- No pressure on any part of my finger, no pain at all.
- I find that with a metal thimble I can only push the needle with the tip part. If I use the sides, the needle slips and pricks my fingers. With the leather one it's much easier. I can twist the thimble on my finger so that the coin pad can be on any side of my finger or I can even push with the leather part of the thimble and the needle does not slip.
- The leather thimble does not slip off my finger as any metal one does.
- It does not get long to get used to.
- I did not have any expectation at all when I started sewing and was pleasantly surprised as I went along. My finger is not sore at all!
What do you think? Is it a thumb up or down? I just wish I could invite you all to my house for a cup of tea and a slice of cake and some sewing time together, so you all could give my new thimble a go and decide whether this little accessory is for you or not. For me this little accessory is really a thumb UP.
I just want to make a note that this is not a product review in any form. These are simply my stitching notes on a newly purchased Clover Coin Leather Thimble that I am in love with. :-) Happy accessorising! Larisa xox