I've started to accumulate. Not just fabric of course, we all need a sizable fabric stash in case of well, a zombie apocalypse or something, where we can't get out to the fabric shop for a while. I've also started to accumulate some sewing tools. Small tools that make sewing quicker, easier or help me to get a better result.
I'm so delighted with these Dritz thermal thimbles that I bought, that I wanted to share them with you.
Why you need these Dritz Thermal Thimbles!
Have you ever noticed when you look at the base of your iron how the majority of the steam vents are either near the tip, on the outer edges of the soleplate, or both. They even usually have little grooves that direct the steam outwards too.
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That means that whenever you want to press small seams, or press details, straps for bags, small folds etc – your fingers are right there just waiting to be blasted with steam and scorched. My index finger was becoming permanently sore from being blasted with steam each week before it had a chance to get better from last time!
The pack of thimbles comes with all 3 in one pack, all in slightly different sizes. They were perfect for my thumb, first and second fingers. They are rubbery so have some stretch so I don't think anyone would have trouble getting the right fit. They are nice and soft and even fit over my long nails easily.
The little thimbles also have little rubber fingers which help you to easily grip your fabric to get nice crisp accurate edges, and best of all, no more burned fingers either by accidentally touching them with the edge of the iron, or from the unexpected blasts of steam.
I can now confidently press small seams and small pieces, and these thermal thimbles give complete protection. They've become my new sewing essential. For just a few dollars, I really wish I'd gotten these a long time ago.
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