Basic Sewing Terms Quiz

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Basic Sewing Terms Quiz

Sewing is the way of fixing or attaching things, fabrics, even the human skin with the help of a needle and thread. It is one of the ancient techniques of the textile arts which arose in the Paleolithic era. This quiz has been designed to test and increase your knowledge about the different sewing techniques, history and sewing terms. Read the questions carefully and answer. So, let's try out the quiz. All the best!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      3/8"

    • B. 

      5/8"

    • C. 

      1"

    • D. 

      4"

  • 2. 
    A yard of fabric is 3 feet long.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    There are different widths of fabric.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The selvedge on a piece of fabric
    • A. 

      Does not fray.

    • B. 

      Is the straight of grain.

    • C. 

      Is on the edge of the fabric.

    • D. 

      All of the above.

  • 5. 
    True bias is at a 45-degree angle from straight of grain (lengthwise grain).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Notches, which are little triangles on the pattern pieces, are not supposed to be marked.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Which of the following are notions?  Check all that apply.
    • A. 

      Buttons

    • B. 

      Fabric

    • C. 

      Zippers

    • D. 

      Snaps

    • E. 

      Thread

  • 8. 
    3 1/4 yard of fabric is said:
    • A. 

      Three and one eighth

    • B. 

      Thirty one over four

    • C. 

      Three and one fourth

  • 9. 
    It is not really important to make sure your grainline is parallel to the selvedge.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    We talked about fabric widths when we looked at the boxer shorts envelope.  What two fabric widths were listed on the envelope?
    • A. 

      45", 60"

    • B. 

      36", 60"

    • C. 

      72", 24"