Quiz: Can You Answer These Sewing Trivia Questions?
Can You Answer These Sewing Trivia Questions?
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

Sewing is one of those skills that is deemed to be very feminine, but really shouldn't be associated with a particular gender. After all, few people sew better than military men who are generally taken to be the very height of masculinity. Sewing isn't just about embroidering pretty things onto fabric, after all; it is also about being able to fend for yourself as an adult. If you need to take your coat to the cleaners or your shirt to your mother's house every time there is a tear in the lining or a button that looks likely to part ways with the garment, then you truly are in a pickle. Sewing is simply one of those things that you have to be able to do, like cooking a basic meal or driving a car.

However, just because you know the basics doesn't mean you're an expert. Only someone with a good sewing knowledge base will be able to ace this quiz about types of stitches, machines you might use for sewing, types of thread, needles and other tools, and of course, handy tricks to get away with not working too hard but still ensuring you haven't cut any corners. Let's get started!

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What is the right name for a folded wedge of fabric designed to help tailoring over a curve?
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What is the name for the stitches that are visible on the outside of the garment?
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What is the name for the sewn and folded edge of a garment?
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What is the name for the two directions of thread or yarn in a fabric?
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What is it called when a length of fabric is taken up to stitch it to a shorter length?
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What is it called when stitching in an X-pattern?
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What is the amount of give in the fabric, relative to the wearer's size?
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What is a decoration made by adding fabric or lace designs to the surface of a garment?
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What natural substance is put on thread to stiffen it for hand sewing?
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What do you thread using a bodkin?
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What is the fabric around an elastic, cording or boning called?
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Where on a pair of pants or trousers is the inseam?
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What is the name for unbleached cotton?
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What is a stitch called that looks like a spiral wrapped around the edge of the fabric?
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What is the line called where two pieces of fabric are held together by thread?
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What is it called when one type of fabric is on top of another, often with the top layer being somewhat transparent?
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What garments are made by a milliner?
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Which part of a garment is the bodice?
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What name is given to the fine netting commonly used for wedding veils?
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What is a triangular piece of fabric added to a skirt to make it fuller?
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