The invention of the sewing machine revolutionized both the textile industry and home sewing. By significantly speeding up the process the sewing machine reduced labor costs, which in turn reduced the cost of clothing. The result was that clothes once considered luxurious were now available to most people around the world. Take our quiz to test what you know about this brilliant invention.
Question 1 of 20
Which of these would you call the heart of the sewing machine?
Question 2 of 20
Which of these best describes the traditional hand-sewing method?
Question 3 of 20
How does the method employed by machines differ from the standard approach?
Question 4 of 20
Rather than using a new method why weren't sewing machines designed to imitate the hand stitch?
Question 5 of 20
Where is the eye of a sewing machine needle located?
Question 6 of 20
What is the purpose of the needle bar?
Question 7 of 20
Which of the following would you call the simplest looping stitch?
Question 8 of 20
What is the purpose of a presser foot?
Question 9 of 20
Which of these best describes the function of a feed dog?
Question 10 of 20
Which of these really just a spool of thread?
Question 11 of 20
How many threads do you need for a lock stitch?
Question 12 of 20
Which of these components grabs the loop of a chain stitch?
Question 13 of 20
How does the shuttle hook help a sewing machine perform a chain stitch?
Question 14 of 20
Which of these pulls the needle up and down?
Question 15 of 20
What does the tension disc assembly allow you to do?
Question 16 of 20
What basic rule can you follow when setting the tension of the thread?
Question 17 of 20
What component do you use to control the motor of the sewing machine?
Question 18 of 20
How do you achieve a zigzag pattern when sewing on a conventional machine?
Question 19 of 20
High-end sewing machines have which of the following components?
Question 20 of 20