Friday, July 16, 2010

Sew N' Tell - Scrub Caps

A little over a month ago it was my best-friend Lorelei's birthday. She asked me to make her some scrub caps. Lorelei is a nurse in the Army and she is serving in Iraq. I immediately thought; "Where are you going to find Army approved camo fabric?" But then she informed me that the caps could be made out of any fun fabric. I guess if I had to wear camo pants and shirts all day I would want to wear something fun on my head. I made two of them and shipped them off.
Then, Lorelei's roommate really liked them, so I was recruited to make some more. That was about a month ago; I have had a lot on my plate, which means I just got to it yesterday. I was dreading this task because of the ties at the back of the cap. I nearly gave myself "car-pool-tunnel" syndrome sewing those things inside-out and then making them right-side-out. Then I stumbled upon this nifty trick from Rae of Made by Rae. Why didn't I think of that? This made making the scrub caps 100 times easier, and faster. Now if only Rae would make a post about adjusting the tension on your serger, then I would be cranking scrub caps out left and right.

Here are just a few that I made, I didn't want to ruin all of the surprises before they got to Iraq.
Taking pictures of scrub caps and making them look good is quite difficult. So I tried one on while I was thinking; "Self, why did you not become a nurse? You could have been done with school and making money long ago." Then I tried to take a picture of myself wearing a scrub cap and I changed my mind.

I haven't posted on the Sew N Tell in a very long time, and I am excited to be back!
Happy Friday!



  1. Just wonderful! Wish I'd become a nurse too. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

  2. Cute caps! I made one of these once for my daughter, and the fiddly-ness of it about drove me nuts, but I wasn't using my serger for some dumb reason. Good idea on turning the ties!

  3. Cute post, Lauren! besides being busy, what a blessing you are to your friend and others in service.
    Don't you appreciate anyone who leaves a helpful tutorial?

  4. these are so cool. i love all the fun fabrics.

  5. Great work on the caps and glad you found help with the ties. These creative folks who blog are wonderful, including you for making these for our overseas military!

  6. Adorable scrub caps! Love the cheery fabrics!

  7. Great job on the scrub caps! I'm sure your friend appreciates the hard work you put into them. Thank her for her hard work on behalf of us at home!
    BTW, I took a serger class and it helped immensely. If you find time, I'd suggest it. I just love mine now!

  8. Great idea! I bet they love to add a little fun to their uniforms.

  9. What a wonderful friend you are. The new caps are so bright and cheerful, I know they are going to be thrilled.


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