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MEASURING FOR A THIMBLE

There are several ways you can measure your finger to order the right size thimble to fit you just right. The thimble sizes are based on US ring sizes.

Measure the finger at the base of the nail on the finger that you want to wear the thimble. For taller thimbles, measure between the base of the nail and your first knuckle.

  1. Useaplasticstripringsizer(freeuponrequest)tomeasurethefingerforthethimble.

    To use our plastic ring sizer put the tapered end into the “box” then pull to make a circle. Slide it onto your finger to the base of your nail. If the thimble is tall, place the circle closer to your first knuckle. Read the number at the point of the arrow for whole, and 1⁄2 sizes spaces. The sizer should slide on and fit snugly enough to avoid falling off.

  2. A metal jeweler’s ring sizer will work, as well. Stop by a jewelry store and ask them to size your finger for the thimble.

  3. Useanarrowstripofpaperandtapeitintoacirclearoundthefingeryouwanttomeasure,atthe base of the fingernail. Cut it and measure how many millimeters equal the circumference of your finger. Compare it to the chart below to determine your thimble size.

    Circumference In Millimeters equals Size

40.2mm=1.5 41mm=1.75 41.5mm=2 42.7mm=2.5 44mm=3 45.2mm=3.5 46.5mm=4 47.8mm=4.5 49mm=5 50.2mm=5.5 51.5mm=6 52.8mm=6.5

54.5mm=7 55.3mm=7.5 56.6mm=8 57.8mm=8.5 59.1mm=9 60.3mm=9.5 61.6mm=10 62.8mm=10.5 64.1mm=11 66mm=11.5 67.3=12

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Comment by Pam/NY on Saturday

Thanks, I may try one of those...definitely get a better fit and it won't fly off and hit somebody!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 15, 2018 at 7:34am

Thanks for posting this, Pam.  Did you decide on one?  There are quite a few options to choose from.  A friend of mine had quite arthritic knuckles, so I ended up gifting her a flexible thimble - soft, rubber sides with a metal tip on the end.  She could wear it comfortably.  Like this one.  

Comment by Irene Gallway on June 14, 2018 at 4:36am

Good information to have Pam. Thanks for sharing this.  

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