If you want to make a custom surgical cap for a healthcare hero and need some guidance this tutorial will help!
We’ve celebrated the end of 2020, but COVID-19 is still having a dire impact on our communities and healthcare system.
Personal protection remains a top priority and many healthcare workers continue to need donations of face masks that cover their N95 masks and surgical caps.
I already wrote about three easy DIY scrub cap patterns and this tutorial builds on one of those free patterns.
DIY Custom Surgical Cap
In fact, I designed this custom cap as a thank you to all of the healthcare workers who continue to dedicate
The surgical cap pattern is free and so are the two heartbeat SVG designs – both of which can be downloaded below.
Materials & Tools To Make A Surgical Cap
For this surgical cap, you need:
– 100% cotton fabric
As with all of the other personal protective equipment patterns, you want to use 100% cotton fabric with a tight weave. Remember: It has to withstand high-heat wash and dry.
For this design, you’ll want a solid color fabric since you’re ironing design onto the fabric.
– Heat transfer vinyl (HTV)
– Free, printable surgical cap pattern from Create To Donate
– Free heartbeat SVG designs
Use the iron to press the HTV design onto the fabric.
– Sewing clips
These are helpful when you’re sewing the band to the top part of the hat.
I have two sets of these sewing clips (*affiliate link) are use them ALL the time for a variety of project types so they’re well worth the purchase.
Video Tutorial: Make A Custom Scrub Cap With HTV
- Sewing machine
- Silhouette Cameo or Cricut
- Rotary cutter & cutting mat
- Weeding hook
- Sewing clips
Gather & Prepare Materials
- Download the free Create To Donate scrub cap pattern.
- Cut out the pattern and assemble it according to the instructions.
- Download the free heartbeat SVG design of your choice.
- Upload the heartbeat design into your machine's design studio.
- Cut out the heartbeat SVG using your HTV.
- Weed the heat transfer vinyl and set aside.
Construct Surgical Cap
- Fold the fabric in half and place both pattern pieces on the fabric. Remember: The band piece should be cut on the fold and the straight edge should be placed 7" away from the side edge.
- Cut out both pieces for the scrub cap. Since you've folded the fabric, you will end up with an extra scrub cap top which you can save for another cap.
- Unfold the band piece.
- Center the heartbeat HTV on the band piece then iron it onto the fabric according to the manufacturer's recommended settings.
- Take the top piece of the cap and fold the straight edge over 1/4" then zigzag stitch to secure.
- Fold both pieces of tabric in half and use a sewing clip to mark the center points of both fabric pieces.
- Right sides together, line up the center of the top piece with the band piece and clip the two pieces together.
- Clip the two pieces using the center as a starting point.
- Use a 1/4" seam allowance to sew the top and band piece together.
- Wrong sides still facing out, take the bottom edge of the cap and make a 1" fold toward the inside and clip.
- Tuck the pointed edge at the end of the band piece into the fold to make a more finished edge and clip.
- Use a zigzag stitch to secure (and finish) the bottom edge.
- Use a zigzag stitch to finish the raw, angled edges of the band piece to prevent fraying.
- Turn right sides out and, you're done!
- In order to conserve paper and make the pattern construction as simple as possible, the band piece is mostly used as a guide for the shape of the crown.
- To use the pattern piece for the band, you must measure 7" from the edge of the fabric and place the top of the pattern piece at that 7" mark.
- Finger press the seam open after sewing the top to the band piece to help with the shape and to check for any missed stitching.
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