Am I Ready For Introductory Sewing 2?

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Sewing Quizzes & Trivia

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 [email protected] 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 5. 
    The lengthwise grain runs:
    • A. 

      Parallel to the selvage

    • B. 

      Perpendicular to the selvage

    • C. 

      Along the true bias

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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