Wouldn’t it be great if all the How to Make a Scrub Cap Info was in One Place? Yes, it would!!!
So, here it is, all of my How to Make a Scrub Cap is all gathered into one post. Just for you. All my video links and pattern links in one place. At least for today, it’s all here. Who has a clue what tomorrow will bring?
The past several weeks and weekends have been very different for me and I know they have been different for you, too. My time has been filled with making SCRUB CAPS and answering emails and comments about my SCRUB CAP PATTERNS. Click the link to see all of them but you need to subscribe to have access to the patterns and other good stuff.
If you have a minute, I would like to share the story with you. I promise I will try not to waste your time.
I have sewed forever. When I think about it, it is probably about 60 years. I love sewing and it was my profession for many years. I started out with my mom teaching me and me getting into trouble for using some of her favorite, beautiful, special fabrics. Yes, I did that. I worked as an alterations lady for some high department stores and then had an evening gown design studio when I was in my 20s. I designed and created evening gowns that went to the Miss Texas Pageant and to the Miss America Pageant. And after that, I sewed for the public out of my home so I could be a stay at home mom. This is not a resume!!! I’m just sharing.
In the 90s, for about 5 years I had a garment manufacturing business. I said all that to say this: “I love to sew! It’s relaxing! It’s fun!” My sewing machine area has always been like a sanctuary place for me. It’s one of my favorite places to pray. I know that is strange. I prayed over every cap and mask I made. I prayed for the one who would be wearing it and the ones they would be caring for.
I have always had a space in my home where the sewing machine is out and ready to go, ready to sew.
And then THIS happened! And, IT happened to ALL of us! THIS has affected each of us in many different ways.
You may have heard my story in the FIRST SCRUB CAP VIDEO but let me tell it again. My friend, Rachel, is a nurse. She called and asked if I would consider making some scrub caps for her and her co-workers. There were ladies already making masks for them, but they needed that extra layer of protection for their hair. I jumped at the opportunity to be able to help in a different way.
That was near the end of March. Doesn’t that feel like a century ago? At that point, I had released MY MASK MAKING VIDEO. There were plenty of people already sewing masks, so I was excited about the possibility of making scrub caps. I scoured the internet for patterns. Rachel sent pictures from Pinterest. I bought a pattern from Etsy.
I made samples to see which ones they would like. It was like Goldilocks and The 3 Bears. This one is too big.
This one is too tight. The ponytail won’t fit in the pouch. They requested a cap that fit close to the head and had room for a ponytail.
So, it was time to create. I used an old sheet and lots of pins. This one was JUST RIGHT!!!
And, as always, one thing leads to another. With the first Scrub Cap video, there were questions, lots of questions. So, I made the TIPS VIDEO. No ponytail!!! REALLY???
Of course, I had to make another pattern and video for DUDES and DUDETTES!
Then, not only was there no TOILET PAPER but there was no fabric, either. No fabric, no buttons, no elastic, no ribbon, and NO SEWING MACHINES!!!
All that’s left is scraps!!! You can make a scrub cap using smaller pieces of fabric!
That was the inspiration for the next video: HOW TO MAKE A SCRUB CAP FROM SCRAPS AND FAT QUARTERS.
What do you do when you take a break? Do you go for a walk, read, clean out a closet, call a friend, paint, or just take a moment and breathe?
I feel like by now you have made masks and scrub caps. And you are probably also down to a handful or a sack full of scraps. I have heard how you have blessed those working on the frontlines. I have listened to and read your stories. You were challenged to dust off your sewing machine and clear your dining table. Move those beautiful center pieces out of the way and make room for the cutting board. What a season this has been. We have been changed and we will never be the same. Soon, things may look like they are back to normal but not really.
When all of this started, my home group had been studying “The Double Blessing” by Mark Batterson. He says to, “flip the blessing by blessing others in the way God has blessed us. That’s how the blessing becomes a double blessing. We are blessed to bless.”
This has definitely been a double blessing for me. I feel blessed to have been able to share my talent with you by creating a couple of free patterns. Today when I looked at the number of times they have been downloaded; I was blown away to see that it was right at 10,000. That is how YOU have blessed me!!!
If you have stayed with me long enough to get to the end of this post – THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!!
I would love to know what you would like to see next.
What are you interested in learning about?
Where are we going from here?
“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.” Genesis 12:2
God Bless You! Stay Safe and Stay Well!
‘til next time,