How to Make Children's Scrubs

By Helen Van ; Updated April 12, 2017
Make your child his own set of scrubs in only a few steps.

If you know a small child with dreams of becoming a doctor or a nurse, a pair of scrubs is the perfect gift. There is no need to purchase the scrubs, when you can make them yourself. Simply choose a decorative pattern that fits the child's personality (such as football, clowns, ducks or sailboats) and get to work.

Cut out the material that will be the scrub pants as per pattern instruction. Following the pattern, begin sewing the pants together using small 1/4-inch seams. Make sure to pay special attention to any seam adjustments listed in the pattern.

Fold the waistline of the pants outward. Make two cuts upwards, two inches apart, in the middle of the front of the pants waistline from the bottom of the fold to the top of the waistline. Cut a piece of ribbon 1 1/2-feet longer than the circumference of the waistline. Insert the ribbon within the fold you made on the waistline and begin to sew the flap down. This will serve as the drawstring of the scrubs.

Cut out the material that will be the shirt as per pattern instructions. Following the pattern, begin sewing the shirt together using small 1/4-inch seams. Make sure to pay special attention to any seam adjustments listed in the pattern.

Take a piece of the leftover material and cut out a 3 x 3 inch square. Using 1/4-inch stitches, sew the square on the upper left chest area of the shirt. This will serve as the pocket.

Things Needed

  • Material
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Ribbon

About the Author

Helen Van is an experienced writer who has been writing quality content articles for over six years. She serves as a high school English teacher in Tennessee and has been published in a variety of local publications including AllYou.com. Helen has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Master of Arts in teaching from the University of Memphis.