YUBINUKI – Kimono Sewing Tool

Hand sewing is the basic method of kimono sewing. The tool called “Yubinuki(thimble)” is indispensable for hand sewing. We, professional tailors, make and use our own finger leather. Here we show you how to make a Yubinuki, a kimono sewing tool, with a video.

What to prepare

Leather will be used. Size is 6cm x 1.5cm

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

How to make

Roll it up using the bellies of your fingers.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki
The rough surface is the front.

It will look something like this.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

Check your finger size…

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

Cut the excess.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

Punch holes with small scissors to improve needle threading.It is best to place a piece of cardboard underneath.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

Cut the corners.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

It will look something like this.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

Fasten with thread. A single strands of thread is fine.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

About 3 stitches are enough.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

It’s done!

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

Position of thimble

Attach it to the middle finger of the dominant hand.

Kimono sewing tool
Yubinuki

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Video Collection

Kimono sewing videos
https://vimeo.com/showcase/sewing-method

Other kimono sewing tools

Bio

M KIMONO

We are a online kimono sewing school that wishes to share the joy of sewing with people around the world.