How to make scrubs for Hospiscare staff

Could you help Hospiscare by sewing scrubs for our doctors and nurses?

Thanks so much for your interest in making scrubs for us. We would be very grateful for any items you can make. Here’s some information that might help.

Fabric

Making scrubs in the correct type and weight of fabric is important. The requirements are:

·     100% cotton or up to 50/50 polyester/cotton only

·     Material weight 115gsm

·     Plain blue fabric, preferably royal blue (patterned fabric is harder to inspect for staining/damage)

·     Must be washable at a minimum of 60 degrees centigrade

 

Unfortunately we are unable to supply fabric and drawstring tape. There are many fabric stores online who will post fabric – you may need to shop around to get the best dead! – or good quality pre-used cotton or cotton mix fabric can be used. 

 

Fabric quantities

The table below provides a rough guide on how much fabric you will need for each set of scrubs, depending on size. Please check quantities according to the pattern you’re using before ordering.

Some fabric needs to be prewashed to prevent shrinkage before making up, please check with your supplier.  

Size

Fabric
(based on standard 115cm width)

Fusible vilene*

Flat cord for the waist band
(or make a cord from left over fabric)

Thread

Small

4.5M

40cm

1.5M finished

1 reel

Medium

4.5M

40cm

1.75M finished

1 reel

Large

 

5M

40cm

2M finished

1 reel

XL

5M

40cm

2.25M finished

1 reel

2XL

5.5M

40cm

2.5M finished

1 reel

3XL

5.5M

40cm

2.75M finished

1 reel

* Due to the layout requirements 40cm is the minimum amount of interfacing you will need, but please note that 40cm will be sufficient for two sets.

 

Scrubs kits and support via Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/groups/254724365682679/

This independent community group are co-ordinating patterns, suppliers of fabric and loads of good advice and support.

 

Patterns

We are looking for scrubs with a V-neck opening neck with ample space to fit over headwear, ponytails, buns etc. and preferably with cotton tape waist drawstring (elastic goes baggy very quickly in frequent high temperature washing).  Here are a few links to patterns.

Scrubs paper pattern (with instructions) – free to download: 

www.sewdifferent.co.uk/scrubs-paper-pattern-not-for-profit

Pattern to buy online – £4.80: 

https://www.blueskyprinting.co.uk/product/printed-pattern-for-scrubs/

For Scrubs Sake  –  Google Doc – free download – A4 sheets:  

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1U24En45BeM0xGacJ3Sa4IVFgzJbNbM12?fbclid=IwAR1qKuhiXJ0JaeQgPln9pOvaiT9QaKoZPOv87U5amMQq6RoAJ1AfukhHRI0

 

Sizes

We need scrubs in all the sizes listed in the table above.

Please machine stitch sizes (or write in indelible ink) on the neck and waist bands as clearly as possible. It doesn’t need to be machine embroidered, a couple of rows of a simple running stitch will be sufficient. Please measure garments once made before deciding what size they are.

 

How to deliver completed garments

Please contact info@hospiscare.co.uk to arrange to drop off your scrubs. 

 

Thank you so much for your support – it will really help our doctors and nurses in these challenging times.

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