KS1 D and T Quiz - Textiles, Fabrics and Sewing (Questions)

This quiz addresses part of the requirements of the National Curriculum KS1 Design and Technology for children aged 5 and 6 in years 1 and 2. Specifically it looks at textiles, fabrics and basic skills like sewing. It is one of 10 quizzes to help you with designing and making useful things, and finding out about how things are made.

There are lots of things you can make from sewing together textiles. Clothes, sheets, covers, bags and towels are all made from textiles. So are cushions, wall hangings and curtains. Textiles use soft materials or fabrics, usually cotton or wool. They can be decorated with embroidery or as a tapestry.

1. Textiles can be man-made. But many textiles are made from cotton cloth. What is another word for the cloth?
[ ] Plastic
[ ] Fabric
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Base
2. Most clothes are made from pieces of cloth. The pieces of cloth are ____ together.
[ ] Welded
[ ] Stuck
[ ] Glued
[ ] Sewn
3. What is used to sew clothes together?
[ ] Cotton thread
[ ] Steel wire
[ ] Copper wire
[ ] String
4. Lucy is making a jumper. She makes it from wool. Lucy is ________ the jumper.
[ ] Mixing
[ ] Cooking
[ ] Baking
[ ] Knitting
5. Maria is making a skirt. The design is on thin pieces of paper. Maria pins the paper to the cloth. She cuts round the design on the paper. The design on the paper is called a _______.
[ ] Video
[ ] Portrait
[ ] Pattern
[ ] Parcel
6. Jack has made a hat. What can he use to decorate the hat?
[ ] Ribbon
[ ] Chocolate
[ ] Wood
[ ] Polythene
7. Which of these can be made from textiles?
[ ] Cushion covers
[ ] Pillow cases
[ ] Curtains
[ ] All three of them
8. Harry is designing an umbrella. What sort of fabric does he need for the umbrella?
[ ] Very heavy
[ ] Waterproof
[ ] Very flimsy
[ ] Very expensive
9. Sarah has just made a cushion cover. She decides to decorate it by sewing patterns into it with colourful thread. This is called __________.
[ ] Knitting
[ ] Threading
[ ] Embroidery
[ ] Painting
10. Callum is designing a cover for his mobile phone. His mobile phone is red. Callum wants the cover to match his mobile phone. Which of these colours of cloth would be best for Callum to use?
[ ] Green
[ ] Black
[ ] Pink
[ ] Blue
KS1 D and T Quiz - Textiles, Fabrics and Sewing (Answers)
1. Textiles can be man-made. But many textiles are made from cotton cloth. What is another word for the cloth?
[ ] Plastic
[x] Fabric
[ ] Rubber
[ ] Base
Sometimes cloth or fabric is just called ‘material’
2. Most clothes are made from pieces of cloth. The pieces of cloth are ____ together.
[ ] Welded
[ ] Stuck
[ ] Glued
[x] Sewn
What is used to do the sewing? - A needle
3. What is used to sew clothes together?
[x] Cotton thread
[ ] Steel wire
[ ] Copper wire
[ ] String
Can you get the thread through the eye of the needle? It’s not easy!
4. Lucy is making a jumper. She makes it from wool. Lucy is ________ the jumper.
[ ] Mixing
[ ] Cooking
[ ] Baking
[x] Knitting
Most hand-knitting is done with two long needles
5. Maria is making a skirt. The design is on thin pieces of paper. Maria pins the paper to the cloth. She cuts round the design on the paper. The design on the paper is called a _______.
[ ] Video
[ ] Portrait
[x] Pattern
[ ] Parcel
What does Maria use to cut round the pattern?
6. Jack has made a hat. What can he use to decorate the hat?
[x] Ribbon
[ ] Chocolate
[ ] Wood
[ ] Polythene
Ribbon is used a lot for decoration and to make sashes
7. Which of these can be made from textiles?
[ ] Cushion covers
[ ] Pillow cases
[ ] Curtains
[x] All three of them
Can you make a list of all the things that can be made from textiles? It could be a very long list!
8. Harry is designing an umbrella. What sort of fabric does he need for the umbrella?
[ ] Very heavy
[x] Waterproof
[ ] Very flimsy
[ ] Very expensive
The umbrella must keep the rain out
9. Sarah has just made a cushion cover. She decides to decorate it by sewing patterns into it with colourful thread. This is called __________.
[ ] Knitting
[ ] Threading
[x] Embroidery
[ ] Painting
Embroidery uses a needle and thread
10. Callum is designing a cover for his mobile phone. His mobile phone is red. Callum wants the cover to match his mobile phone. Which of these colours of cloth would be best for Callum to use?
[ ] Green
[ ] Black
[x] Pink
[ ] Blue
Pink is the nearest of these colours to red