Scrub caps: How To DIY Tutorial Teaching You How To Sew A Surgeon's Scrub Cap
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Scrub caps if they are custom made are a huge deal for surgeons. So as my daughter was about to start general surgery residency, she asked me if I could make a custom scrub cap for her - I used to sew for people for 20 years back in Russia. I still love to sew, I am creative like that. So I went searching on the internet to find a pattern to make a scrub cap she wanted: really tight fit, with elastic band in the back and, of course, I know she is going to pull on those ties, so seams might break. That's where zigzag stitch comes in handy. I found bits and pieces online, and made up my own pattern. Decided to create a video tutorial too. Enjoy making scrub caps for your surgeon!
Transcript of Scrub caps: How To DIY Tutorial Teaching You How To Sew A Surgeon's Scrub Cap
- Surgeons Scrub Cap DIY Step By Step Tutorial (also available as video just click my picture)
- You will need: Paper to make the pattern all measurements are in inches 9 inches of cotton fabric standard 44 inch width 3 inches of elastic band Black and red thread Please wash, dry and iron fabric before you start cutting it will shrink
- Place side of the cap pattern on folded fabric Second layer of fabric is below Fold fabric along this edge 2 layers of fabric 1 layer of fabric
- Once you cut your fabric, make sure to mark where you will connect top part of cap to side part of your cap in the back
- I used pins to mark where I will connect the top part of my cap to the side part of my cap in the back on both ends of the side part of my cap
- Use hot iron to fold the curved edge of the side part one time, beginning at your pins and to the ends of side of cap part of your cap
- Use hot iron to fold the curved edge the second time, beginning at pins in wider part and ending at beginning of straight end on both sides of side of cap part
- Use hot iron to fold the edge at both short sides of straight ends and bottom of side part of your cap
- Use zigzag stitch to secure curvy parts of your side piece between the pins
- Use hot iron to fold bottom of side part of your cap toward wrong side of fabric making sure your ends are folded in two and edges are aligned
- Use zigzag stitch to sew edges of ties of your cap together and bottom fold of your cap to the side part of your cap, starting at one end, going along the bottom of the cap and ending at the other end. I use zigzag stitch because it will not break when my surgeon pulls on ends of his cap to tie the cap in the back in a hurry
- Use hot iron to fold the bottom of top part of your cap first one time, then the second time to create a tube for elastic band Iron to fold one time Iron again to fold the second time
- Use straight stitch to make a tube for elastic band
- Cut 3 inches of elastic band and attach a safety pin to one end of it next step is to secure elastic band inside the tube of fabric
- Stick elastic band (safety pin first) into the fabric tube and move it toward the other end. When the end of elastic will align with end of your fabric tube, secure it with a pin When your safety pin is out of the fabric tube and the second end of elastic band aligns with the end of fabric tube, secure elastic band with a pin Once both edges of your elastic band are secured with pins, remove safety pin
- Fold the top of your cap part in two length wise, find the middle and mark it with a pin Then fold the side part of your cap in two width wise, find the middle and mark it with a pin
- Put the top of cap part and the side of cap part together face to face and align the middle pins. Pin top part and side parts of your cap together in that point.
- With side part of your cap being on top, pin it to the top part of your cap. Pins should be of an inch apart.
- Use straight stitch inch from the fabric edge to connect the top part of your cap and the side part together side part is on top. Pull pins out before they reach the needle. Use your fingers to hold fabric in place and together.
- When you finish the straight stitch, flip the cap over, change settings to zigzag and stitch around the top of hat keep your needle on the fabric
- Do zigzag stitch all the way around the connection of top and side parts of the cap.
- When you finish zigzag stitch, tie the ends of your threads into a knot and hide the tails into a seam using a hand needle thats how I do it.
- Use hot iron to iron the seam toward the side part of your cap
- Starting at elastic band, make a decorative finishing stitch along the seam which connects top part of the cap to the side part of your cap.
- Congratulations! This is your finished cap this is how the back of your cap looks with ends tied together.
- This is how my cap looks in the front. This cap is for sale message me in comments.