Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Scrub Cap In Mardi Gras Pattern - How To DIY Tutorial

I went to join my friend at a pool party last Sunday. And decided to check out fabric store near by afterwords. What do you know! - I saw a beautiful pattern which just begged to be made into a scrub cap.

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Here it is - step by step - now you can make one just like it yourself:
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Here's a video of how to make it with my comments



You will need:

Paper to make the pattern – all measurements are in inches
9 inches of cotton fabric – standard 44 inch width
39 inches of bias tape
3 inches of elastic band
Black and orange thread



Follow the steps below in exact order:

1. Wash, dry and iron fabric before you start cutting – it will shrink

2. Make your paper pattern according to measurements below:


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3. Cut your pattern out, fold your fabric so you have two layers under the side part of your cap and single layer under the top of your cap.


4. Use hot iron to fold the bottom of top part of your cap first one time, then the second time to create a tube for elastic band.

 

5. Use straight stitch to make a tube for elastic band.


6. Cut 3 inches of elastic band and attach a safety pin to one end of it – next step is to secure elastic band inside the tube of fabric.


7. Stick elastic band safety pin first into the fabric tube and move it toward the other end. When the end of elastic will align with end of your fabric tube, secure it with a pin.


8. When your safety pin is out of the fabric tube and the second end of elastic band aligns with the end of fabric tube, secure elastic band with a pin.


9. Once both edges of your elastic band are secured with pins, remove safety pin.


10. Fold the top of your cap part in two length wise, find the middle and mark it with a pin.
Then fold the side part of your cap in two width wise, find the middle and mark it with a pin.


11. Put the top of cap part and the side of cap part together face to face and align the middle pins. Pin top part and side parts of your cap together in that point.


12. With side part of your cap being on top, pin it to the top part of your hat. Pins should be ¾ of an inch apart.

13. Use straight stitch ¼ inch from the fabric edge to connect the top part of your cap and the side part together – side part is on top. Pull pins out before they reach the needle. Use your fingers to hold fabric in place and together.

14. When you finish the straight stitch, flip the cap over, change settings to zigzag and stitch around the top of hat – keep your needle on the fabric.


Do zigzag stitch all the way around the connection of top and side parts of the cap, then use hot iron to iron the seam toward to the side part of your cap.


15. Starting at elastic band, make a decorative finishing stitch along the seam which connects top part of the cap to the side part of your cap.


16. Use hot iron to fold edges of bias tape so they interlock and folds are hidden


17. Find middles of the side part of your cap and bias tape and mark them with pins. Now pin bias tape to the side part starting with the middle pins.


18. Starting at elastic band, pin one side of bias tape to the side part of your cap, pins should be ½ inch apart



19. Now you are ready to make a zigzag stitch along the edge of bias tape. I use zigzag stitch to ensure my seams don’t break when my surgeon pulls on ends of cap in a hurry. 


20. Start your zigzag stitch at the end of one tie, go all the way around the edge of your scrub cap and finish at the end of the other tie.


Congratulations! Your Scrub Cap is finished.

 



Want a printable pattern? 



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(You will get scrub cap pattern files printable on letter size paper and A4 size paper and instruction file. All sales are final, no returns.)





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11 comments:

  1. I wanted to thank you for sharing your pattern and instructions. My niece works in a hospital and asked me to make her a cap. I made 9, because they were fun and easy😁 and thought she could share with her friends. Later that night she let me know everyone loved them and 48 hours later I've had orders for 50! Everyone is so grateful to have their own personal cap to bring a bit of joy in their challenging days.
    You have made it easy for me to provide this setvice.
    Thank you,
    Kim in Windsor, Ontario

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    1. That is wonderful! How much are you charging?

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    2. I have done about 25 now. Not charging anything. Times are scary if I can do this with my skills I will do it for free.

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    3. You are very welcome! If you read the story above, you know it's hard to come across a pattern that is well done and clean once executed.

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  2. Hi, it's available on Etsy at https://Etsy.me/2AFBiOZ

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  3. I am glad you followed directions and built your patterns on paper! I made bunch of masks for my family today. we all help anyway we can.

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  4. Hi there,
    I am going to try your instructions guided with pattern to make one for my daughter, she asked me if I can make a scrub cap for her work. I didn’t know what a scrub cap is until she told me. Thanks for your pattern and instructions. I will try to make it, and let you know when my daughter wear it for work.

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    1. I am glad you found my pattern! If you can't build your copy of the pattern, you can get it from Etsy here https://Etsy.me/2AFBiOZ

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  5. Hi, thank you very much for you pattern !. Does a man wear it please ?.

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    2. Yes, absolutely!
      Please take a look at pictures here https://www.etsy.com/shop/ScrubCapPatternPrint

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