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Fabric for scrubs?

Crafty_Manx | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

A question for anyone who works in the medical business: my Mother just got a job as a nurse in a doctor’s office and has to wear scrubs (well, teh shirt at least) to work.  I want to make her some for her birthday (mid October).  Any recommendations for fabric?  Like, can I use a 100% cotton print or is there a certain fiber content that is required for these garments?

Any help would be appreciated!

~Cat

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  1. sueinstitche | | #1

    Hi  I make lots of scrubs and have found 100% cotton or cotton blends if you can find it to be the best.  They hold up well with many washings.   Careful with the scrub patterns in the 3 major pattern brands.  I have found they run very loose.  measure first.   Good Luck.

  2. Jean | | #2

    Most of them are a blend of poly/cotton.  No iron. They stay looking the best and wear well.

    1. sewhat | | #3

      I agree with Jean about cotton/poly blend as far as care and wear, although cotton is extremely comfortable and will work if you don't mind having to iron or don't care if your scrubs are wrinkled.   I have not sewn scrubs, but am very familiar with them from doctors offices, etc., especially the cute printed ones you see often.  That type of fabric is carried at our local Walmart, so I assume it is available nationwide.  You might want to check it out, as Walmart usually has good prices and decent fabric.

      ckaya748

      1. Crafty_Manx | | #4

        Thanks for the ideas everyone!  I am going to see if I can find some cute cotton/poly blends at the store; barring that I will probably go with 100% cotton, just for comfort.  The pattern I am going to draft myself as it seems my whole family is just full of weird sizes :-P  Sometimes it's just easier to start from scratch than to try to fix an already-existing pattern!

        If I can get her to model them when I finish (Mom is camera shy), I'll post pictures!

        ~Cat

        1. Barbaran8 | | #5

          Look online for companies that carry a lot of different fabric patterns - there are actually several fabric patterns that are intended for fun scrubs - dentist themes, veterinary themes as well as "regular" doctor themes....

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