Anyone Here Sew their own Scrubs? - page 2

Have you found a decent white fabric that's heavy enough to allow you to forego worrying about underclothing?... Read More

  1. by   lovingpecola
    You could also try lightweight denim, which (in white) probably wouldn't look like "jean" and shouldn't be see-through!

    I had the intention of sewing my own scrubs and using the money I'd save to buy a nicer lab coat, but when I priced fabric yesterday, I realized it would cost me more to make the scrubs than it would to buy the scrubs!
  2. by   Mulan
    They sell Trigger (spelled correctly) at Hancock Fabrics and sometimes at Walmart.

    I use it for culottes and it can't be seen through. I haven't looked for it in white though, but have used it in numerous colors. You'll find the word Trigger on the end of the bolt.
  3. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from lovingpecola
    I had the intention of sewing my own scrubs and using the money I'd save to buy a nicer lab coat, but when I priced fabric yesterday, I realized it would cost me more to make the scrubs than it would to buy the scrubs!
    Wal*Mart has a ton of $2 a yard spring fabrics in. And JoAnn's - use that coupon!



    I don't want to wear pants. I like skirts, and I like the response patients give a nurse in a skirt. Esp. the oldies on the med ward.

  4. by   Always a Catch 22
    I wear "little" shorts under my scrubs, in addition to my underwear (TMI?). There are more to the shorts than boyshorts, but just enough to cover what I don't want showing!

    Any recommendations where I should purchase patterns for scrub tops?
  5. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from Always a Catch 22
    Any recommendations where I should purchase patterns for scrub tops?
    Anyplace that sells fabric sells a $1.75 Simplicity scrub pattern - tops and bottoms.

    WalMart, JoAnn's, any fabric department or store.
  6. by   tollern
    wearing white nursing support hose is great too, for not showing anything under white pants AND my legs don't feel like white hot pokers of fire after 12 hours : )
  7. by   lovingpecola
    Quote from Suesquatch
    Wal*Mart has a ton of $2 a yard spring fabrics in. And JoAnn's - use that coupon!
    Are you talking about the fabric a lot of folks use for quilting? I need solid navy blue only, but the $2 fabric I found was see-through! I'll look for Trigger next time...but what is the fabric content of the fabric you suggest from walmart? (Cotton/Poly?)

    What do support hose do for your legs (beside support them , LOL) specifically, I am wondering about that "white hot pokers of fire" thing :spin:
  8. by   SuesquatchRN
    Quote from lovingpecola
    Are you talking about the fabric a lot of folks use for quilting? I need solid navy blue only, but the $2 fabric I found was see-through! I'll look for Trigger next time...but what is the fabric content of the fabric you suggest from walmart? (Cotton/Poly?)
    Wal*Mart has two lines of solids that are always in, a cotton/poly blend at I think $1.79 a yard and a cotton at under $3 a yard.

    Some of the $2 quilting cottons are really nice and others are really, well, cheap. And thin.

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