Can You Pass This Sewing Vocab Quiz?

Sewing may not be as popular as it once was, but it's still a skill everyone should have! Can you pass this sewing vocab quiz as well as someone back in the 40s could have? Let's find out how you stack up!
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Question 1/10

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A fold of fabric that is stitched closed to a tapering point at one or both ends to provide proper fit is known as a what?
Backstich
Dart
Ease
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The upper portion of a garment that is closely fitted; may or may not be attached to a skirt is known as the?
Body
Bodice
Hem
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Question 3/10

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People who sew may wear this on their finger or thumb to protect against sticking themselves with the needle....
Thimble
Casing
Cord
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Question 4/10

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Lace is often used as an _________, meaning it is laid on top of another fabric.
Overlay
Obstacle
Give
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This is known as the inner layer of fabric.
Lining
Seam
Surging
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Question 6/10

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This is where the edge of a piece of cloth is folded narrowly and sewn to prevent the unravelling of the fabric...
Bias
Hem
Pleat
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Question 7/10

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This is a small tool used for unpicking or cutting stitches...
Seam Ripper
Thimble
Needle
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Question 8/10

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________ are often made for beds by sewing various layers of cloth and using insulating batting in between.
Quilts
Rouch pillowcases
Bed skirts
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Question 9/10

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She is a woman who sews and finishes garments, as opposed to the dressmaker...
Loomist
Weaver
Seamstress
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Question 10/10

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________ may be used in sewing or tailoring to reinforce seams, make casings, and bind edges.
Trim
Twill tape
Toile
Result
While you may know a few basic sewing terms, you're not quite ready to tackle this hobby just yet! Worry not, though you may not be a master seamstress, you learned a lot long the way and gave it your all. There's no failure in trying!

C+, Stitch Stumped

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Unlike so many people in the modern day, you still value the craftsmanship and skill of sewing! From a basic stitch to a full embroidery, you love to sew and know your basic terms well. There's question that you're sew extraordinary!

B+, Sewing Astute

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Go ahead and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back! Not only did you ace the sewing terms quiz that most people fail, but you proved that sewing isn't just a thing of the past. Clearly, you value sewing and the skill that goes into this long held hobby.

A+, Sewing Savvy

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1
A fold of fabric that is stitched closed to a tapering point at one or both ends to provide proper fit is known as a what?
Backstich
Dart
Ease
2
The upper portion of a garment that is closely fitted; may or may not be attached to a skirt is known as the?
Body
Bodice
Hem
3
People who sew may wear this on their finger or thumb to protect against sticking themselves with the needle....
Thimble
Casing
Cord
4
Lace is often used as an _________, meaning it is laid on top of another fabric.
Overlay
Obstacle
Give
5
This is known as the inner layer of fabric.
Lining
Seam
Surging
6
This is where the edge of a piece of cloth is folded narrowly and sewn to prevent the unravelling of the fabric...
Bias
Hem
Pleat
7
This is a small tool used for unpicking or cutting stitches...
Seam Ripper
Thimble
Needle
8
________ are often made for beds by sewing various layers of cloth and using insulating batting in between.
Quilts
Rouch pillowcases
Bed skirts
9
She is a woman who sews and finishes garments, as opposed to the dressmaker...
Loomist
Weaver
Seamstress
10
________ may be used in sewing or tailoring to reinforce seams, make casings, and bind edges.
Trim
Twill tape
Toile