Originally pronounced “thumb-bell”, these bell shaped pieces of metal were designed to protect fingers as sewers pushed needles through fabric. While these apparatuses were mostly made of a metal material, bones, rubber, wood, and glass were also used to fabricate the thimble. Its intended use was for sewing, obviously, but people also used it for many other things! From being used to measure spirits to sounding louder when knocking on doors, the thimble could do it all! Thimbles have become quite the collectors item as well, with some having precious stones and metals decorating the outer rim! For more on the backstory of the thimble, click HERE!
Yes, the thimble is a cool, historical item that can bring back many fond memories. However, in the present time, hand sewing is a thing of the past in terms of large quantity production. Here at Frost River, we operate efficiently using high powered sewing machines. Each one has a special task it is designed to complete. We still pride ourselves on being hand-crafted, however. Every one of our packs goes through the hands of some of the finest technicians around to sew, rivet, and finish the item. While we may not hand sew our packs, our touch is still there. We are Frost River, and we craft heritage goods efficiently.
Experience the hand-crafted efficiency for yourself with these awesome packs!