Learn How to Make a Scrub Cap With This Free PDF Pattern, Sewing Tutorial, and Step-By-Step Video. Scroll down for all the info!
As many of you know, healthcare workers globally are struggling to find the scrubs and masks they need to perform their duties. Not only on the front lines of the Covid-19 crisis, but also at secondary medical facilities. Shipping dates for medical scrubs and masks can be anywhere from 6-12 weeks! We must act before that!
Doctors, surgeons, nurses, and others have reached out to me about a pattern for a scrub cap. Many of you talented seamstresses and sewists are ready and willing to sew! And even for the beginners out there, we can do this! This scrub cap pattern is meant for everyone! Thank you for giving back however you can!
Scrub Cap Supplies
- Quilting Cotton (1/3 Yard for Lining, 1/3 Yard for Main)
- Sewing Machine
- Iron & Ironing Board
- Paper & Printer
- Rotary Cutter & Rotary Mat
- Washable Marker
Watch the video on how to make a scrub cap below!
Step 1. Print off & Tape Together the FREE PDF Pattern
Download the Free PDF pattern to your computer. Open it up, print at 100% with no scaling. Tape the Pattern together by lining up the stars and black lines
Step 2. Cut out Pattern & Fabric for your Scrub Cap
Cut along the black line on both pattern pieces. Layout two pieces of fabric in front of you.
Each piece of fabric should be folded in half. Align the larger edge of the pattern piece with the folded fabric.
Pin it in place and cut around it. Open the remaining fabric and cut the remaining pattern piece out of one layer of the lining and the main fabric.
You should end up with a total of 4 pieces of fabric.
Step 3. Transfer Markings & Darts
NOTE: Please watch the YouTube video HERE to understand where to exactly mark the darts.
Transfer all markings from the patterns to the fabric with a washable marking pen. The markings will help you to align the pattern pieces together in the following steps.
Fold the fabric in half with right sides facing and pin the darts in place. Starting at the widest point sew the dart following the marking, leave a tail of thread and double knot it to secure the dart. Repeat this on lining fabric as well.
Step 4. Sew Darts on your Scrub Cap
Press the darts on the main fabric towards the center, press the darts on the lining fabric outwards. This will reduce the bulk when they are placed on top of each other.
Step 5. Align Right Sides Together
Place the tie pattern piece right side up in front of you. Lay the oval-shaped pattern piece on top of it (with right sides facing) aligning the centers and markings together.
Pin the pieces together. Repeat this step with the lining fabric.
Step 6. Sew Ties to your Scrub Cap
Sew the fabrics together using a 3/8" seam allowance backstitch at the beginning and end. Press the seam and repeat with the lining.
Notch the rounded top of the cap on the main and lining fabrics.
Step 7. Sew Leaving 3” Opening
With Right sides together place the lining inside of the main fabric. Line up the ties and the bottom of the cap. Pin everything in place. Leave a 3" opening along the side. Sew all the way around.
Step 8. Turn your Scrub Cap Right Side Out
Clip all corners and right-angles. Turn the cap right-side out through the 3” unsewn opening.
Hint: Use a pen or turning tool to push out the straps.
Step 9. Press your Scrub Cap
Press all of the seams to give the cap a clean finish.
Step 10. Finish Opening & Topstitch your Scrub Cap
Finish the opening with a slipstitch or by topstitching 1/4" from the edge around the entire cap.
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