Sunday, October 23, 2011

Thimble Holder

Over on Stitchmap, there was a great link posted to a tutorial on Idle Hands Empty Brain to make the cutest little thimble holder!  Check it out!
This is my first attempt and I have to 'fess up and tell you I blew it - it doesn't work.  It won't close so it isn't really being held open by the thimble like it appears.  I love this little project though so I will be giving it another try.  It's a nice green project too, using very small scraps of fabric and things you would usually throw out.


shawkl said...

All you need is a few more stitches on both ends of the opening. I stitched mine about an inch on both ends...and it goes back into place pretty well. I have also thought about putting a little "flap" on mine just to make sure it doesn't lose my think leather thimbles though.

Marie Alton said...

It's been a while since I've seen this little treasure shared ... I had this as one of the components for my Chatelaine pattern years ago!

It got me thinking ... about why it wouldn't close ... 'cause I didn't recall having that issue ... and made several of them ... didn't even stitch it part way as suggested in the directions ... so I think the trick is in the shaping of the plastic insert. Try making it a bit wider at the centre line (on the narrow width) and taper the ends more.

I could scan & e-mail my original template if you'd like ... just let me know.

Hugs ... Marie

Anonymous said...

I love your thimble holder. It puts me in mind of the pocket change purses old men carried when I was a child. I think I'll be making at least one.