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Does anyone here sew their own scrubs? If so, how hard is it? Would a beginner be able to do it. Where would I find good patterns? I saw some on Hancock's website but they were kind of plain so I was hoping someone might know where to find cute wrap top patterns and stuff?

Thanks!

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KaroSnowQueen has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Telemetry, Case Management.

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Does anyone here sew their own scrubs? If so, how hard is it? Would a beginner be able to do it. Where would I find good patterns? I saw some on Hancock's website but they were kind of plain so I was hoping someone might know where to find cute wrap top patterns and stuff?

Thanks!

The neck is the hardest part. I have sewn a couple or three tops and they turned out well, got the pattern and material at Walmart.

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biker nurse specializes in LTC , SDC and MDS certified (3.0).

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Yes, I do sew my own scrubs. i've never made the bottoms but I was tired of wearing the same patterns as everyone else. so I started sewing. I'm a begininner. the first 2 didn't come out great but I wore them anyway, and people were impressed. I got the pattern at Walmart it's marked "easy"

I enjoy doing it. I've made about 15-20 now. It's fun to get fabric patterns for the holidays!!! But be careful EVERYONE will want you to make them one!!!! Good Luck and Happy sewing!!!!

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dria has 10 years experience and specializes in home health, peds, case management.

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i don't personally sew...but my mom loved to make scrubs for me when i was wearing them...i think she got the patterns at a fabric shop...i'm sure you could find some online...again, i don't personally sew, but i don't think they would be very hard to sew...mostly straight lines....

good luck!

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My mom makes them for me sometimes...of course now that I have my sewing machine, I guess I'll have to do it myself. The patterns aren't that hard to do, but they are kind of time-consuming. Be careful which fabric you choose too, because if you're rough on your scrubs, you'll want to pick something a little but stiffer that will hold up a bit better. I think my pattern is a simplicity, and just be careful of the measurements - I usually make myself a small becasue mine always come out a little bit bigger than I think they will (when I buy tops, I buy medium, or else I don't have enough room to put stuff in my pockets!). Each pattern will vary though, so don't go off of what I said - just be careful with the measurements!

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For years now, sewing my own scrubs has been on my list of things to do. I don't see myself doing it though. Just too easy to order out of a catalog.

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My Mom has made some for me, the neck V is the hardest part. I get frustrated when I sew, so it is worth it to me to buy it, and know it fits, and matches pant colors.

I found a pattern in the Holloween section of a pattern book.

Usually any craft store will have patterns and there are tons of cute fabrics for pretty cheap.

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My MIL makes my tops for me, with V necks. I gave her one of my old ones to tear apart and use as a pattern, then she found a pattern by McCall's at WalMart and started using that.

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I prefer McCall's patterns myself (Simplicity patterns often aren't simple!). I haven't sewn scrubs yet, but I have sewn many things in the past from easy to very difficult. If you've never sewn anything before, I recommend having someone with experience come help you out the first time. Definitely give your scrubs more strength by sewing double seems (or using a serger) and going with sturdier fabric.

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Have sew my own for years. Use a McCalls pattern. Have made so many that my pattern is marked for me. Have done some for others. The V neck is the hardest and I have figured out a trick to it. Also doubling you pockets and double stiching will give a better strength. I don't use interfacing as it scratches but cut the neck peices twice with an added inch and sew with a 5/8 inch seam and turn for better lay and feel. A light weight cotton will wrinkle easier but feels better in summer where a sturdy cotton blend wears better and is warmer.

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casi has 3 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC.

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walmart has patterns for the cuter wraptop type scrubs

http://www.1sewingpatterns.com/images0/4101bsim.jpg

but for a starter you may want to start with a more boring, but easier to sew style. Just spice up your fabric selection.

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Rizpah specializes in LTC / SNF / Geriatrics.

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I'm glad this was posted. Gets me fired up to try sewing my own tops. I've gone as far as purchasing the patterns and some nice material I found, but havent gone any further. I made one top a LONG time ago, but made the mistake of not checking material content and it was 100% cotton, not only did it shrink, was very hard to iron out. And I don't iron...:trout:

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