Home Economics - Needlework Skills

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mshowley
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Home Economics - Needlework Skills
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2013-05-11 18:22:32
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Needlework Skills
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  1. Name the stitch pictured below and suggest one use for it
    Tacking holds pieces of fabric together for permanent stitching

  2. Name the following embroidery stitch and suggest a use for it
    Chain stitch is used to outline a design

  3. Name the following embroidery stitch and suggest a use for it
    Stem stitch is used to outline stems

  4. Name the following embroidery stitch and suggest a use for it
    Satin stitch to fill in small areas such as petals and leaves
  5. Suggest five guidelines for using a sewing machine
    1. Thread the machine correctly

    2. Lower the presser foot and needle onto the fabric

    3. Do not push or pull the fabric

    4. Cover when not in use

    5. Have the machine serviced regularly
  6. Name two common machine stitches
    1. Straight

    2. Zig zag
  7. Suggest four guidelines that should be followed when buying a sewing machine
    1. Buy a reliable brand from a reliable shop

    2. Compare the cost of different models

    3. Check guarantee and after sales service

    4. Ask for a demonstration
  8. Suggest a cause for the needle breaking
    1. Needle has been put in wrong

    2. Fabric is to thick
  9. Suggest a cause for the thread breaking
    1. Machine is not threaded properly

    2. Needle put in wrong

    3. Thread is of poor quality
  10. Suggest three ways seams may be finished
    1. Zig zag

    2. Edge machining

    3. Pinking shears
  11. Suggest three ways pattern markings can be transferred to fabric pieces
    1. Tailor tacking

    2. Tailor's chalk

    3. Tracing wheel and carbon paper

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