Type
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Description

Area that surrounds the feed. Has guideline markings that help keep stitching straight. Needleplate
Controls the length of the stitch. stitchlengthcontrol
Controls the tension on the thread as you wind the bobbin. Bobbintensioncontrol
Holds the thread spool in place as you sew. spoolpin
The small, black screw located at the top of the needle that holds it in place. needleclampscrew
Control that allows the machine to stitch backwards. reversefeedbutton
Moves the take-up lever and needle up and down. handwheel
Used to wind thread onto the bobbin. bobbinwindingspindle
Covers the bobbin to hold it in place as you sew. slideplate
Determines how much pressure the pressure foot will have on the fabric. pressuredial
Disengages the needle while winding the bobbin. Located inside the hand wheel. clutchknob
Feeds thread from spool to needle; moves up and down as the needle moves; 'bob' takeuplever
A small, removable disc that is used to hold a spool of thread in place. spoolcap
Raises and lowers the pressure foot onto the feed. pressurefootlifter
Regulates the tightness and looseness of thread. threadtensioncontrol
Holds fabric in place against the feed. presserfoot
Changes the stitch pattern. stitchpatternselector
Moves the fabric forward with each stitch. feeddog

Sewing machine parts Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

changes stitch length and width stitch adjustments
holds the top thread in place spool pin
a tension disc that regulates tension for bobbin winding bobbin winding thread guide
leads thread to needle thread guide
controls flow of needle thread must be threaded properly or machine will not work properly take up lever
set tension according to fabric, stitch, and thread tension dial
has measurements to help you sew straight, supports fabric during sewing needle plate
can stitch backwards to lock stitches in place reverse stitch
holds needle into place needle clamp screw
holds fabric against feed system/ teeth presser foot
attaches presser foot to machine-button to release foot and can change easily to attach different feet foot holder
guides thread when winding bobbins bobbin winder
controls movement of take up lever and needle, turn wheel towards you to stitch slowly hand wheel
guide when making buttonholes buttonhold lever
raises and lowers presser foot presser foot lifter
moves fabric along under presser foot feed

Sewing Terms Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

It holds the fabric in place where the needle is stitching the fabric on at sewing machine (2 words) Presserfoot
It protects your finger as you sew by hand. It can be used to push the needle through the fabric. Thimble
This type of stitching is temporary to hold fabric in place and then pulled out later in the project Basting
This is threaded and used to sew fabric together needle
An iron is used to do this. Steam can be used. The iron is held in one place at a time while doing this. Pressing
Most thread comes on one of these Spool
These are used to hold fabric together before the fabric goes through the sewing machine. pins
The finished edge on the bottom of a dress or sleeve. hem
The "pretty side" of the fabric. The part of the fabric with the design to be shown on the outside of the project. Right
They are used to cut fabric. Scissors
A fabric that covers up the inside seams of a garment or sometimes used in a tote bag. Lining
These help move the fabric through the sewing machine by grabbing the fabric with metal teeth (2 words) feeddogs
This is used to hold the fabric together in a finished garment or project. Stitches
This can be used to open and close a bag or the back of a dress or the fly of pants. Zipper
A valuable tool in the sewing room to give a garment a finished look. It is used after sewing the seams together. Serger
A three layered item with stitching through all three layers to hold them together. It can be used as a bed spread. Quilt
The line of stitching holding pieces of fabric together for crafts of clothing. Seam
Pressing or ironing is done with this tool. It can get very hot. Iron

Sewing Terms Crossword

Type
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Description

changing a garment such as shortening the length of slacks alterations
the 45 degree angle to the selvage bias
fabric tube that holds elastic or a draw string casing
cloth produced from yarns that have been woven or knitted together fabric
"teeth" under the needle plate that help move the fabric beneath the presser foot feed dog
long, thin hair-like strands that are made into yarn fibers
sewing machine part that raises the needle hand wheel
a textile used on the unseen side of fabrics to make an area of garment more rigid interfacing
using heat an a back and forth movement to remove wrinkles ironing
fibers from natural sources, mainly plants and animals natural fabrics
while stitching a seam the needle is left in the fabric, the presser foot is lifted then the fabric is turned pivot
using heat and an up and down motion to set seams, pleats, etc. pressing
a sewing machine part that keeps the fabric in position over the needle and on top of the feed dog presser foot
threads become loose or frayed ravel
able to spring back to the original shape resilient
to burn the fabric creating a discoloration on it scortch
the finished edge of the fabric that keeps the fabric from raveling selvage
fibers made in factories from chemicals and other raw materials synthetic fabrics
a cloth product textile
controls the flow of the upper thread on a sewing machine thread take up lever
spun thread that is woven or knit into fabric or used for sewing yarn

Sewing Terms Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Holds spool of thread SPOOL PIN
A machine to stitch backwards for a more secure stitch REVERSE STITCH BUTTON
It moves the fabric under the presser foot FEED DOG
It raises and lower the Presser Foot PRESSER FOOT BAR LEVER
It covers the area around the feed dog THROAT PLATE
It stores the thread BOBBIN CASE
It turns and raise lower needle HAND WHEEL
Adjust the length of stitches STITCH LENGTH DIAL CONTROL
Adjust the Width of the stitches STITCH WIDTH DIAL CONTROL
It guide the thread as it travels from the spool pin to the needle THREAD GUIDE
When lowered holds fabric in place PRESSER FOOT
It feed thread from spool to needle THREAD TAKE UP LEVER
It adjust and tightness or looseness of needle thread THREAD TENSION
It winds thread onto bobbin BOBBIN WINDER

Knowing The Sewing Machine Parts Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

change stitch length and width (creates zig-zags) Stitch Adjustments
hold the top thread in place Spool-pin/Cap
is actually a tension disc that regulates tension for bobbin winding Bobbin Winding Thread Guide
leads thread to needle Thread Guide
controls flow of needle thread-must be threaded properly or machine will not work correctly Take-up Lever
set tension according to fabric,stitch,and thread-how tight the thread is being pulled Tension Dial
has measurements to help you sew straight,supports fabric during sewing Needle plate/Throat plate
can stitch backwards to lock stitches into place Reverse Stitch
holds fabric against feed system/teeth Pressure Foots
attaches pressure foot to machine-buttons to release foot and can change easily to attach different feet Foot Holder/Ankle
guides thread when winding bobbins Bobbin Winder
controls movement of take up lever and needle, turn wheel towards you to stitch slowly Hand Wheel
guide when making buttonholes Buttonhold Lever
raises and lowers pressure foot Pressure Foot Lifter
moves fabric along under pressure foot Feed

Hand - Sewing Crossword Puzzle

Type
Crossword
Description

Tool makes it easier to remove stitches along seam seam ripper
These are the best choice for cutting out pattern pieces bent handle shears
Used to measure your body tape measure
Measure long, straight distances with this yardstick
short ruler with adjustable slide seam gauge
used to cut a zigzag edge to minimize fraying pinking shears
Long temporary stitch done by hand or machine baste
small items used in sewing, such as thread, buttons, snaps, ect notions
the line on which the seam is stitched seam line
finished edge of woven fabrics that runs parallel to the lengthwise grain selvage
Secure stitching by ________ the thread at the cut end before stitching and at the end of stitching knotting
very strong stitch used in variety of ways: to repair seams, for topstitching and for hand sewing back stitch
used to prevent flat, raw edges from ravelling or to minimize the bulk of seam allowance when sewing two layers of fabric together by hand overcast stitch
stitch used for either a flat edge or an edge which has been turned under hemming stitch
"invisible" stitch used to connect two folded pieces of fabric or one flat and one folded piece slip stitch
It protects your finger as you sew by hand. thimble
This is threaded and used to sew fabric together. needle
Most thread comes on one of these spool
These are used to hold fabric together before the fabric is sown together either by hand or machine. pins
The "pretty side of the fabric. The part of the fabric with the design to be shown on the outside of the garment. Rightside
this is used to hold the fabric together in a finished garment or craft. thread
The line of stitching holding pieces of fabric together for crafts or clothing. seam
Pass sharp objects to others with the _________ first. handles
Pins and needles should never be placed in your _________. mouth
When no in use scissors should be left __________. closed

Sewing Machine Parts Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Holds the thread Spool Pin
Keeps the thread in place Spool Cap
You can wind thread around it Bobbin
Where do you place the bobbin while winding Bobbin Winding Spindle
What helps when winding the bobbin Thread Guide
A plastic piece that is placed on the needle plate Bobbin Cover
Desired stitch pattern Pattern selector
Has dashes usually set at 2.5 Stitch length dial
Controls the zig zag Stitch Width
Moves up and down with needle Thread take up lever
Underneath the needle and presser foot Needle plate
Always turn it towards you Hand wheel
What do press to sew backwards Reverse stitch lever
Turn on and off Power switch
Keeps the needle in place Needle Clamp Screw
How do you hold the fabric in place Presser Foot
What pulls the fabric forward Feed Dog
Stitch garments Needle

Parts of a Sewing Machine Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

feed
presser foot lifter
buttonhole lever
power switch
hand wheel
bobbin winder spindle
foot holder/ankle
presser foot
needle
needle clamp screw
speed control slider
reverse button/backstitch
bobbin cover release button
bobbin cover
needle plate/throat plate
needle threader
thread cutter
tension regulating dial
thread take up lever
thread guide
bobbin winding thread guide
spool pin
spool holder/spool cap
stitch adjustment buttons
pattern selection buttons

Machine Part Function Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Change Stitch Length And Width (Create Zig-Zag) Stitch Adjustments
Hold The Top Thread In Place Spool Pin/Cap
A Tension Disc That Regulate Tension For Bobbin Winding Bobbin Winding Thread Guide
Leads Thread To Needle Thread Guide
Controls Flow Of Needle Thread-Must Be Threaded Properly Or Machine Will Not Work Take-Up Lever
Set Tension According To Fabric,Stitch, And Thread-How Tight The Thread Is Being Pulled Tension Dial
A Small Blade Fixed To A Sewing-Machine, To A Spool-Holder Or To A Thimble As A Convenience for cutting sewing threads Thread Cutter
A Device For Helping To Put Thread Through The Eye Of A Needle. Needle Threader
Has Measurements To Help You Sew Straight, Supports Fabric During Sewing Needle Plate/Throat Plate
A Spindle Or Cylinder, With Or Without Flanges, On Which Wire, Yarn, Thread Or Film Is Wound Bobbin Cover
Button That Slides To The Right To Remove Bobbin Cover Plate And Allow Access To Bobbin/ Bobbin Case Bobbin Cover Release Button
Used To Make Different Stitching Patterns Stitch Width Control Pattern Section
Can Stitch Backwards To Lock Stitches Into Place Reverse Stitch
A Electronic Circuit With The Purpose To Vary An Electric Motors Speed, Its Direction And Possibly Also To Act As A Dynamic Brake Speed Control
Holds Needle In Place Needle Clamp Screw
A Very Fine Slender Piece Of Metal With A Point At One End And A Hole Or Eye For Thread At The Other, Used In Sewing Needle
Holds Fabric Against Feed System/Teeth Presser Foot
Attaches Presser Foot To Machine Button To Release Foot And Can Change Easily To Attach Different Feet Foot Holder/ Ankle
Guide When Making Buttonholes Buttonhole Lever
Guides Thread When Winding Bobbins Bobbin Winder
Controls Movement Of Take Up Lever And Needle, Turn Wheel Towards You To Switch Slowly Hand Wheel
A Round Or Square Button That Powers An Electronic Device On And Off Power Stitch
Guide When Making Buttonholes Button Hold lever
Raises And Lowers Presser Foot Presser Foot Lifter
Moves Fabric Along under presser foot feed

Textiles Word Search

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Description

polyester
fleece
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embroidery
scissors
Shears
material
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bobbin
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