This post is a supplement to my Thimble Pip Tutuorial.
After I posted about the first three thimble pips I’d been making, one of my readers e-mailed me asking me to share what kind of plastic I was upcycling to make the pip forms. She gently reminded me that international readers such as herself might not have something similar in their part of the world to use as a reference.
So I’ve been experimenting with different types of containers.
Pictured below are the types of plastic that seem to work best for making the pip forms.
These all have recycling numbers of 1 or 2.
I did make this 2″ Redwork thimble pip…
from an empty dishwasher detergent contain which has a recycling number of 5
But that thimble pip takes a lot more pressure to squeeze open… which over time might really wear on the fabrics I used. I would not use that heavier kind of plastic container again.
I hope this helps all my readers get an idea of the kinds of plastics to look for in their own country that can be upcycled to make thimble pip forms.
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