Well, we all love our health workers, be it our physicians, nurses, or dentists, for the immense attention they give us when we most need their services. More often than not, even though we might not realize it, subconsciously, most of the time, we find their uniform more appealing than anything else. This uniform is generally known as scrubs.
Although the manufacturing of scrub is highly regulated by some regulatory bodies, if you intend to make one for yourself or make adjustments, you can do so as long as you know the basic guidelines.
Since most hospitals take care of the scrubs worn by their workers, what most nurses may have to do is hem their uniform should in case it doesn’t fit. However, not everybody knows how to hem scrub pants, and that is why this helpful article is written to help simplify the process for people.
How do you hem scrub pants?
When it comes to hemming scrub pants, it doesn’t matter whether you are using a sewing machine or you plan to hem them with your hand; you will have to prepare them the same way. Firstly, I will explain the preparation process before getting into details on how the fabric can be hemmed.
Preparing your scrub pants
- Try using a seam ripper to remove the original hem. To use this tool, put the sharp end of it into the seam that is underneath the thread. The blade will tear through the stitches when you pull, which will allow you to get rid of the loose thread.
- Figure out how much you want your scrub pant to be hemmed. As a first approach, put on the scrub pant along with the shoes you pair with them. Then fold the raw fabric edge under to cuff the pant. Make some adjustments to the fold until it matches your length, then you can place some pins on the cuff to hold the fold.
Take off the pants and turn them inside out to see if you have done a perfect job. Once satisfied, measure the pant starting from the pant leg edge to the fold using a measuring tape and make sure the two pant legs are equally cuffed. If adjustment is needed, please do so, and you can add more pins to the cuff to hope they are in place.
- Iron the pant cuffs to create a strong crease where each cuff is folded.
- Go to the creased hemlines and measure 1.5 inches and chalk the measurement around the two pant legs. After that, remove the pins and cut all the excess fabrics that extend beyond the chalked pant legs. Use the straight pin to secure the fabric in place.
How to hem scrub pants with a sewing machine
- Turn the scrub fabric inside out and select a thread with a color that matches the color of your scrub fabric.
- Thread the needle and put the sewing machine in the blind stitch setting. Place the scrub pant under the needle with the folded side up.
- Start to stitch around the pant leg, sewing in straight-line stitches while also looking out for the kind so that you don’t stitch on them.
- Repeat step 3 for the send pant leg.
How to hem scrub pants with hand
- Thread the needle with a thread that has a similar color to your scrub pants and make a knot at the thread end.
- Insert the needle into the hem fold in the upward direction to hide the knot, then pick up a fragment of fabric inside the folded edge of the garment using the needle. Make the stitch small, and also make sure your sewing is only through one layer because it will show on the right side.
- Repeat every half to a quarter inch.
- On the completion of your final stitch, tie a knot and cut the excess thread with your scissors.
How to hem pants with tape
- Cut the sewing tape to the same size as the hem with scissors.
- Place the sewing tape slowly between the hem and the pants and press down with a hot iron. This should help to fuse the hem to the pant.
How much to hem scrub pants?
Hemming scrub pants are not expensive; an average Tailor will charge you between $10 to $15 for their service.
What do you do when your scrubs are too long?
If your scrub is too long, you can shorten the length by hemming them. You can either ask a tailor to hem them for you, or you can do it by yourself. If you don’t know how to, check the instruction provided in the leadoff contents of this article to guide you through the process.
How do I make my scrub look cute?
1. Select the scrub that best complements your body type
Although you may not have been there when the scrubs were purchased, you will surely have the choice to choose whichever suits you. One of the things to consider is your body type. Choosing the right scrub that will further enhance your body shape influence how you look in them.
2. Go with the scrub of your size
For every fabric type, choosing the right size is important, and if you want to look cute in your scrub, one of the first things you must consider is the size. When making a scrub choice, choose one that fits your size so that you don’t end up buying a scrub that will be too big or small for you.
3. Redesign your scrub
Most scrubs will come in plain fabrics: with no design. One of the ways you can enhance your look in your medical uniform is by adding a touch of design to make you unique. And the good news is, you don’t have to be a fashion guru to make the design. The design can be as simple as writing your name on the apparel with embroidery.