KCSE Past Papers 2020 Home Science Paper 2 (441/2)

Home Science Paper 2

Answer all the questions in this section in the spaces provided.


A pattern of a boy’s pair of shorts is provided. You are advised to study the sketches, the instructions and layout before you begin the test.

Materials Provided

1. Pattern Pieces

A. Short front

B. Short back

C. Back Waistband

D. Front Waistband

E. Back facing

F. Front facing

G. Back pocket

2. Plain, lightweight and light coloured fabric 48 cm long and 90 cm wide.

3. Sewing thread to match the fabric.

4. One large envelope.

The Test

Using the materials provided, lay, cut out and make one half ofa pair of shorts to show the following:

(a) Cutting out;(l3 marks)

(b) Making of the back dart;(5 marks)

(c) Preparing and attaching the back pocket;(l3½ marks)

(d) losing the inner leg seam using a double stitched seam;(8½ marks)

(e) Joining the side seam using a french seam;(l1 marks)

(f) Preparing and attaching the facing at the short lower edge hem; (13 marks)

(g) Preparing and attaching the waistband (do not interface). Holding the waistband down using even tacking stitches; (l5 marks)

(i) Finishing the back waistband only using hemming stitches;(3 marks)

(j) Overall presentation.(4 marks)

At the end of the examination, firmly sew onto your work, on a single fabric, a label bearing your name and index number.

Remove the needles, pins and loose threads from your work.

Fold your work and carefully place it in the envelope provided.

Do not put scraps of fabric in the envelope.

Do not seal the envelope.

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