I have been doing a LOT of hand sewing lately. Over the years, I have tried all kinds of thimbles. My favorite store-bought thimble is a leather one, but I keep blowing them out.
Duct Tape is a very versatile materiel. It can be used for mending, building, and fixing just about anything. Just the other day, I saw a Duct Tape fender on a car.
You, too, can make your very one Duct Tape thimble.
Select your favorite Duct Tape.
I have found that the fancy new colored ones and the non-Duct Tape brand versions are not as strong as your classic silver Duct Tape, but they do work, and they do allow you to make a personal statement.
Cut a two inch by three strip of the Duct Tape.
If you are using a off brand, colored, or printed Duct Tape, you might want to repeat the process to create a thicker thimble. At first the Duct Tape thimble will be adhered to your finger, but as you stitch, the adhesive will wear off, and you will be able to easily take the thimble on and off.
These are probably the most used art supplies in our house. Tripp likes to make Duct Tape armor as well as build Duct Tape buildings out of cardboard, and Boppers are a constant in our lives. What are Boppers?
They are swimming noodles cut to your preferred size.
I googled Duct Tape and could not believe all the wackiness going on out there.
Do you have a Duct Tape story or tip? Please do share.