Any Market for Handmade Scrubs? - page 2
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- 0Oct 14, '07 by SnugglibumkinsI think you'd find a great market. I make most of my own scrub tops because I am short and thin, but was very large chested when I returned to work still breastfeeding, so if I wore a small top, I looked like a Hooters girl, and if I wore a medium top it looked like a nightgown. So I created my own top and it has worked well. I also get to use warmed materials or softer materials.
- 0Thanks for all the wonderful answers!! I am very serious about this as I know what it takes to have a sewing business and know I can do it. I love all the fabrics that are out there that would make great scrub tops. I'm glad I asked! Keep the ideas coming
- 1Quote from happydays352I would love to get one that's fitted. I'm very busty but I have a smaller waist so I either look like I'm wearing a sack or I'm busting out, literally. Let me know if you do decide to get started!
All it would take is tailoring the waist. I'm large chested as well, and have had to do alot of this with my clothes. I'd be happy to help if you'd like.
- 0Oct 14, '07 by IndySome details that would make your handmade ones stand out, besides variety in patterns:
The tape stuff in the pockets, that you hang pens/scissors from? Put in both left and right pockets please.
Girls like left breast pockets too, to go along with the bottom pockets.
Offer to tailor to accommodate those with larger um, endowments.
As for fabric, whatever you can afford... if you find stuff on clearance you might make it in stock sizes and just put it out as "as is" items.
- 0Oct 14, '07 by Soup TurtleI bought a hand-made scrub top off ebay for about $28-30. There were two coordinating fabrics and I got to chose which pattern I wanted for the main part, the sleeves and the pockets. I wasn't sure about buying something home-made, but I ended up being very impressed and got lots of compliments on my unique scrub top. Since I was limited to wearing cat/dog prints, it was hard to find something that everyone else didn't already have.:spin:
- 0Oct 14, '07 by JBuddQuote from KentuckyRN2BeI make my own tops and get a lot of compliments. I put a triangle of cloth across the V neck, and that is what people like the most, because so many V necks come way too low for those of us with a shelf!Thanks for all the wonderful answers!! I am very serious about this as I know what it takes to have a sewing business and know I can do it. I love all the fabrics that are out there that would make great scrub tops. I'm glad I asked! Keep the ideas coming
Some years ago, a girl made a lot of tops and jackets, she'd just carry them through the floors. We had a factory outlet nearby, with seconds (sheets), which is the perfect material (part poly, part cotton). No ironing at all. Noone cared if there were several of the same pattern. The sheets were maybe $4, and could get several tops out of it. Still have the jacket I bought from her. I made over 40 nativity costumes out of similar sheets, they are great! So for solids, even the 4 or 5 dollar sheets at Walmart or Kmart would give you great cloth.