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    Welcome, Aged Care Activity Coordinators, to our engaging sewing-themed quiz designed specifically for seniors in aged care! As we celebrate Sewing Machine Day on June 13th, we invite you to introduce an interactive and educational activity that will captivate the minds of your residents. Our “Sewing Trivia Quiz for Seniors” is a perfect choice to commemorate this occasion and foster a sense of nostalgia while promoting cognitive stimulation.

    This quiz is tailored to seniors with an interest in sewing or a desire to explore the world of needlecraft. It features 24 thoughtfully crafted questions covering various aspects of sewing, from machine parts and techniques to terminology and materials. Engaging in this quiz not only allows seniors to reminisce about their sewing experiences but also enables them to expand their knowledge and engage in friendly competition. Our user-friendly quiz format ensures that seniors can actively participate, either individually or in a group setting, creating an inclusive and social activity for everyone to enjoy.

    Click the link at the bottom of this article for the A4 printable version.

    On a sewing machine, what is the part called that holds the fabric in place ready for stitching? (A) Foot (presser foot)

    What is sometimes placed inside a pin cushion to keep the pins sharp? (A) Sand

    What is the stitch called that resembles a cross (X) or plus sign? (A) Cross Stitch

    What are the dressmaker’s scissors called that have sawtooth blades? (A) Pinking Shears

    The main job of the Pinking Shear scissors used on fabric is to stop? (A) Fraying

    What does one wear on their finger while sewing to prevent being poked or pricked by a needle? (A) Thimble

    A stitch in time saves? (A) Nine

    Which stitch is nearly invisible when sewing? (A) Blind Stitch

    What netting material is traditionally used for a wedding veil? (A) Tulle

    A Bodkin is used to thread? (A) Elastic

    What fashion accessory is made by a Milliner? (A) Hats

    What is the name of the folded and sewn edge of a garment? (A) Hem

    What is the visible stitch called on the outside of a garment? (A) Topstitch

    What are we describing when we talk about the wrong side of the fabric?
    (A) The underside of the material without the print

    What natural substance is put on a thread to make it stiffen and easy to thread a needle? (A) Beeswax

    What is finger press? (A) When you flatten a hem using the warmth of your fingers

    What is the name of unbleached cotton called? (A) Muslin

    What is Basting? (A) Temporary Stitches

    What part of the garment is the bodice? (A) The whole torso

    What tool is essential if you make a mistake when sewing? (A) Seam Ripper

    To sharpen your scissors, what kind of paper do you cut? (A) Fine Sandpaper

    What do you make to get a garment to fit correctly over the most curvy parts of the body? (A) Darts

    What is the name of the undergarment worn under a lady’s dress? (A) Petticoat

    How many inches are in a third of a yard? (A) 12

    To use your body to measure a yard the old-fashioned way is to measure from your nose to what? (A) Your fingertips

    Where is a shank on a button?
    (A) It is the back of the button that sticks out and used to attach to the fabric

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