Am I Ready For Introductory Sewing 2?

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Use this test to help you decide if you are ready for Introductory Sewing 2. If you have not been able to answer at least 7 questions right then you are not yet ready for Introductory Sewing 2. If you have not taken Introductory Sewing then go to www. LoveSewingNewYork. Com to register now. If you have taken Introductory Sewing then please feel free to call 646.961.4747 or email nyc@lovesewing. Com to schedule a private lesson as a refresher.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What should you do to your fabric before sewing a garment?

    • A.

      Pre-treat it and put it on-grain

    • B.

      Lay it flat to make sure the crosswise grain is aligned.

    • C.

      Cut it into sections to make it easier to handle

    Correct Answer
    A. Pre-treat it and put it on-grain
    Explanation
    Before sewing a garment, it is important to pre-treat the fabric and put it on-grain. Pre-treating the fabric involves washing and drying it to remove any shrinkage that may occur later. Putting it on-grain means aligning the fabric's crosswise grain properly so that the garment hangs and drapes correctly. This ensures that the fabric is prepared and ready for sewing, resulting in a well-finished garment.

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  • 2. 

    What does it mean to put right sides together?

    • A.

      Folding the fabric in half matching up the selvages and placing the “nice side” (right side) of the fabric together [the side that will be showing when you wear the garment]

    • B.

      Matching up only the right side of the garment.

    • C.

      Putting all your pattern pieces on the right side of your fabric.

    Correct Answer
    A. Folding the fabric in half matching up the selvages and placing the “nice side” (right side) of the fabric together [the side that will be showing when you wear the garment]
    Explanation
    To put right sides together means folding the fabric in half so that the selvages align and the "nice side" (the side that will be visible when the garment is worn) is facing inward. This is done to ensure that when the fabric is sewn, the seam allowances are hidden on the inside of the garment, and the finished product has a clean and polished appearance.

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  • 3. 

    Notches have what function?

    • A.

      To indicate the proper seam allowance

    • B.

      To help match up pattern pieces as you sew

    • C.

      They indicate zipper, dart, and/or pleat placement

    Correct Answer
    B. To help match up pattern pieces as you sew
    Explanation
    Notches have the function of helping to match up pattern pieces as you sew. They are small markings or cuts that are made on the edges of fabric pieces to provide a guide for aligning and joining them accurately. Notches ensure that the different parts of a garment or project fit together correctly and that the seams are sewn in the right places. By aligning the notches on each fabric piece, sewers can easily match up the corresponding sections and achieve a precise and professional-looking result.

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  • 4. 

    What are the steps you need to do when your pattern instructions asks you to “stitch”?

    • A.

      Pin fabric right sides together, sew at the stated seam allowance, pivot around any curves or points, and finish the fabric raw edges

    • B.

      Pin fabric pieces right sides together, sew at the standard seam allowance, back-stitching at both ends, trim your threads and press your seam allowance flat, then open

    • C.

      Sew a straight stitch through a single thickness of fabric with a short stitch length.

    Correct Answer
    B. Pin fabric pieces right sides together, sew at the standard seam allowance, back-stitching at both ends, trim your threads and press your seam allowance flat, then open
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that when your pattern instructions ask you to "stitch," you should first pin the fabric pieces right sides together. Then, sew at the standard seam allowance, back-stitching at both ends to secure the stitches. After sewing, trim the threads and press the seam allowance flat. Finally, open the fabric pieces. This sequence of steps ensures that the fabric is securely stitched together, the excess threads are removed, and the seam allowance is flattened for a neat finish.

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  • 5. 

    The lengthwise grain runs:

    • A.

      Parallel to the selvage

    • B.

      Perpendicular to the selvage

    • C.

      Along the true bias

    Correct Answer
    A. Parallel to the selvage
    Explanation
    The lengthwise grain of a fabric refers to the direction of the threads that run parallel to the selvage. The selvage is the finished edge of the fabric that runs parallel to the warp threads. Therefore, the correct answer is "Parallel to the selvage" as it indicates the direction in which the lengthwise grain runs.

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  • 6. 

    When choosing your fabric:

    • A.

      Always buy a little more than they suggest on the back of the pattern envelope to account for shrinkage

    • B.

      Follow the suggested fabrics on the pattern, or choose a hand and weight that is best suited for the style of garment you’re sewing.

    • C.

      It's a good idea to use a knit fabric if you're still new to sewing. Knits are easier to work with than woven fabrics, and they're suitable for most garment types

    Correct Answer
    B. Follow the suggested fabrics on the pattern, or choose a hand and weight that is best suited for the style of garment you’re sewing.
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer is that it is important to follow the suggested fabrics on the pattern or choose a hand and weight that is best suited for the style of garment being sewn. This is because different fabrics have different characteristics and properties, such as drape, stretch, and durability, which can greatly affect the final outcome and fit of the garment. By using the recommended fabrics or selecting ones that are suitable for the style, the sewn garment will have the desired look and functionality.

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  • 7. 

    When choosing your pattern size, you should:

    • A.

      Pick the size closest to what you wear in retail clothing

    • B.

      Take your measurements and refer to the size chart for the particular pattern company you're sewing with

    • C.

      Add two sizes to what you wear in retail clothing.

    Correct Answer
    B. Take your measurements and refer to the size chart for the particular pattern company you're sewing with
    Explanation
    When choosing a pattern size, it is important to take your measurements and refer to the size chart provided by the pattern company you are using. This is because different pattern companies may have different sizing standards, so it is necessary to consult their specific size chart to determine the best fit for your measurements. Simply picking the size closest to what you wear in retail clothing may not accurately correspond to the pattern company's sizing system. Adding two sizes to what you wear in retail clothing is not recommended as it may result in a garment that is too large.

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  • 8. 

    The width of your fabric is:

    • A.

      The distance from selvage to selvage

    • B.

      The amount of fabric you need for your size

    • C.

      Measured along the fabric selvage

    Correct Answer
    A. The distance from selvage to selvage
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The distance from selvage to selvage." This means that the width of the fabric is measured from one selvage edge to the other selvage edge. The selvage is the tightly woven edge of the fabric that prevents it from fraying. So, when determining the width of the fabric, you would measure from one selvage edge to the opposite selvage edge.

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  • 9. 

    When cutting out your pattern paper or tissues pieces (before cutting your fabric), it's best to cut:

    • A.

      Along the solid line only, which is the standard cutting line

    • B.

      On the appropriate line for your size, alternating between the solid and dotted lines as needed

    • C.

      Outside the lines leaving a tissue margin in case you need to adjust your pattern size

    Correct Answer
    C. Outside the lines leaving a tissue margin in case you need to adjust your pattern size
    Explanation
    When cutting out pattern paper or tissue pieces, it is best to cut outside the lines leaving a tissue margin in case you need to adjust your pattern size. This allows for flexibility in case any alterations or adjustments need to be made during the sewing process. Cutting along the solid line only or on the appropriate line for your size may not provide enough room for adjustments and can result in a garment that does not fit properly.

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