This is my favourite kind of thimble. Have you ever seen those expensive little "sticky on" thimble pads at quilt shops? Well, just find the THICKEST fabric bandage you can. Cut the sticky tape part into four pieces and voila! Instant thimble. No more holes in your fingers. Double them up for extra thickness if you need it. Attach to the finger that recieves the pricks from the needle; or the finger that does the pushing.
Sometimes I forget about them (just like a bandaid!) and they last all day, through dishwashing and house work.