Type
Matching Worksheet
Description

adding decorative detail to fabric to make it more attractive embellishment
stitching small pieces of fabric unto another larger piece. applique
blanket, chain and satin are examples embroidery
applying colour to the surface of a fabric printing
immersing fabric in a colour bath dyeing
this substance is used to 'fix' dye to a fabric mordant
this stitch is used to fill in spaces satin
type of needle used for embroidery crewel
sewing lots of small pieces pieces of fabric together patchwork
a machine stitch commonly used to do applique zig-zag

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 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

textiles Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

accessfm
batik
bead
bobbin
button
chalk
cotton
dye
embroidery
eye
fabric
felt
kniting
needle
pin
pressure foot
satin
sequin
sewing
sewing machine
sharp
silk
stitch
textiles
thimble
thread
tie-dye
velcro
velor
wax
wool
yarn

Sewing Equipment Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

A flexible tape that is 60 inches long, used for body measurements Tape Measure
Used for removing stitches and has a small blade on the end. Seam Ripper
Used with tracing paper to transfer lines on fabric. Most common one has a saw-tooth blade. Tracing Wheel
Shears that have a zig zag design to help prevent raveling. Pinking
Used to measure short lengths, such as hem and seam widths. Is 6 inces long and has plastic sliding marker. Seam Gauge
Used to hold two layers of fabric together. pins
Used for cutting fabric and has a bent handle,. One handle is larger than the other. Shears
Small squares used for marking fabric. Tailers Chalk
Used to get the wrnkles out of fabric. Iron
A firm, round cushion used to press curved areas of a garment. Tailors Ham
Tool used to help protect fingers when sewing by hand. Thimble
A long metal rod with a hook that is used to bias tubing right side out. Loop Turner
Something you shoudl ALWAYS be aware of when sewing Safety

Sewing Tools Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Tool used to cut fabric SCISSORS
Item used to hold material together while stitching STRAIGHT PIN
Item used to close coat ZIPPER
Fabric used to create a tied blanket FLEECE
Material used to create a quilt COTTON
Sharp object that interweaves thread NEEDLE
Machine used to sew fabric SERGER
Item used to close a shirt BUTTON
Stitch used to finish a seam ZIG ZAG
Item that holds the fabric while sewing FOOT
Item used to remove wrinkles from fabric IRON
What you follow to creat a garment or quilt PATTERN
Section of a quilt Block
Shape used in quilting Triangle
Fabric used to finish a quilt BINDING
Fabric that is inside a suit jacket LINNING
Material used to mark fabric CHALK

Textiles Word Search

Type
Word Search
Description

polyester
fleece
cotton
embroidery
scissors
Shears
material
sewing machine
sewing
bobbin
thread
needle
fabric
bondaweb
Stitch

Hand Sewing Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Use these to cut fabric. They are bigger and have one small hole and one larger hole. shears
Use this to stitch fabric together. It has a sharp point on one end and an eye on the other. needle
Use these to trim thread or cut small amounts of fabric. They have two identically-sized holes. scissors
This is what you sew together. In sewing, we do NOT call it cloth. fabric
We use this to sew. It is usually made of cotton and is found on a spool. In sewing, we do NOT call this string. thread
The side of the fabric that has the print is called the ______ side. right
The back or reverse side of fabric is called the ________ side. wrong
You must store unused pins in a ______ ________ (two words). pin cushion
You should always neatly _______ your fabric when you clean up each day. You should never wad or crunch it up. fold
What do you call the sewing notion that has a sharp point on one end and a plastic or glass ball on the other? pin
The _____ stitch consists of a line of small even stitches that run in and out through the fabric without overlapping. running
This strong stitch consists of a line of small even stitches that overlap, making the stitches on the front of the fabric look like a solid line. backstitch
The _______ stitch is made along the outside edge of the fabric and it wraps around the entire edge of the fabric. overcast
The ______ stitch involves stitching a small piece of fabric onto a larger one. applique

safety crossword for textiles

Type
Crossword
Description

you can draw on fabric with this tailors chalk
You use this to protect or bobbin bobbin case
the needle you use on a sewing machine machine sewing needle
make sure to remove the what before sewing machine cover
Do not _______ in the texiles room as it can be dangerous run
do not operate equipment with_______ hands wet
turn____ off after use and do not touch the soulplate as it may be hot iron
Use a _____ ______ to undo and stitching mistakes quick unpick
Use a _____ ____ to measure fabric scale rule
__________ _________ produce a zig zag cut pinking shears
You use these to hand sew hand sewing needles
Use these to cut fabric fabric scissors
use to hold fabric in correct position while sewing pins
This creates a stitch thread
never ______ the sewing machine at high speeds race
do not iron unless the cord has been _____________ tagged

Sewing Tools Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What kind of measuring tool is used for taking body measurement Tape measure
What tool is used to shape the depth of the neckhole and armhole of the pattern French curve
small hard pitted cup worn for protection on the finger that pushes the needle in sewing. Thimble
This tool is used to make fabric flat Iron
Works like a pizza cutter and can be used by left or right-handed sewers Tracing wheel
Has an eye and is used to carry thread through the fabric to make stitches Needle
French curve is used for shaping neckline
It holds the straight pins and needles while-working to prevent accidents pin cushion
It is the cloth used in making garments. Fabrics
It is available in a range of colors and is Removed by brushing Tailors chalk
This is popular in zigzagging or scalloped edge or for seam finishes Pinking shears
It is specifically designed for ripping out stitches from seams, either as a result of an error or during alterations. Seam ripper
It aids in putting the thread to the needle. Hand needle
It is used to make fine lines on fabric. It has an erasing brush at one end. Chalk pencil
It is used in assembling or constructing the parts of the garment. Thread

TEXTILES Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

Name the piece of equipment used to prevent the edge of the fabric from fraying. overlocker
Tool that holds fabric in place while sewing. pins
Tool used to cut fabric. scissors
Tool used to remove stitches when a mistake is made. Quickunpick
The edge at the bottom of a garment is called the ______. hem
A material which has edges that do not fray. felt
Used for making temporary marks on fabric. tailorschalk
Equipment used for pressing a garment. iron
Used for storage of pins. Pincushion
Fabric scissors should only be used to cut ___________. fabric
Used to take body measurements. tapemeasure
Tool used for hand embroidery. needle
A fibre derived from the hair of a domesticated animal, usually sheep. wool
The clear plastic disk which is placed in the bottom of the machine. bobbin
Cotton ____________ easily and will require ironing. creases
When you sew two piece of fabric together, it is called a ______________ seam
Cotton is ____________ to wear and suitable for summer cool
The two reinforced edges of a piece of fabric. selvedge
To ensure stitching does not come undone you need to ___________ backstitch
Occupational Health and __________. safety
The person you are designing for. client
The paragraph which sets up the initial problen for the designer is called the ___________. designbrief