I have a selection of thimbles, all totally useless. The first has been hanging around my sewing box for as long as I can remember and probably belonged to my mum or gran
This must have been good enough for them, but I can't get on with it. There's no flexibility in it, and it just doesn't fit onto my finger properly.
So then I bought this one
thinking the silicone sleeve would sit better on my finger, which it does, but still that end does not fit properley over my finger end. It's the wrong shape - it's flat whereas my finger isn't!
So then I found this and thought it would be much better
It fits better over the end of my finger, but it doesn't bend, and it feels like my finger is in a splint. Just in case I was wearing it upside down, I tried the other way
Very slightly better if I cut the flap off. It might be OK, but it needs "running in".
So in the end I resorted to my tried and tested favourite
A sticking plaster (Band-aid in the states?) - it fits perfectly and is totally flexible! But it is just that - a sticking plaster to get round the problem rather than resolving it.
So am I alone with this or do any of you have the same problem with the design of thimbles. Have you found the perfect one? Or will I have to carry on with plasters?