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.
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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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