Tuesday 29 March 2022

Thimble Making Tips

Thank you for coming back to my blog after so long a leave (again).  I plan to update my blog at least once a month but as you see it has been almost 6 months since my last post and I apologize for it.

It looks like some people mentioned me somewhere on the web and my blog and my Etsy shop have been getting a big attention recently.  I made a big sale (for me) on "Your First Japanese Silk Thimble Making Kit", a trial kit for the people who is new to thimble making.  Unfortunately I cannot sell the kit to the residents of EU countries because of EU customs requirement, Etsy billing system, and Japan Post's shipping system. In addition to it, I can only ship via surface mail, which takes 2-3 months without tracking and because of that I suppose some people may have given up the thimble making and that thought makes me sad as it's not very difficult to make your own thimbles, though it requires a little getting used to it.

I have posted several how-to on this blog and here is links to these posts:

base making

how to stitch - the design I made in this post is not the basic one but you can see step by step photos of how to make stitches here.  

how to make an initial stich

marking paper

how to stitch the basic bi-coloured scales design - design interpretation

I hope above posts will help you start thimble making and if you have questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Let me wish you happy stitching!


  1. Could you please make a thimble for a beginner showing both directions? I've tried reading somebody else's instructions but they seem gobbledegook with arrows everywhere that I can't follow. I love the way you explain things. Would appreciate it. I've made several thimbles now, am happy with my progress but would like to now expand my repertoire.

  2. Thank you for your comment. I have been working on a thimble which shows how to stich both forward and backward stitches but it's not ready yet. Could you please be patient with me? I will post it once it's ready. Thank you. Chloe Patricia

  3. I have just found this post while looking for ways to make my own thimbles. Your work is beautiful and the instructions look easy to follow. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thanks for the great work you've done on this blog