Easy Surgical Scrub Top Pattern – Make And Donate It

This easy surgical scrub top pattern is the final project in the surgical scrub outfit.  After we published the Unisex Scrubs Pants Pattern last week, many readers asked for the matching scrubs top.  So here it is!

The complete set is made for at-home use (in case you need to care for an infectious family member), or to be donated to healthcare workers.  This is my little way to help in this terrible pandemic.  You can find links to all the other patterns at the bottom of this article.

People that can sew are in a very unique position to help.  I hope that after we pull through this, more people out there will realize the special benefits that come with this great skill of sewing.


  • 1 yard of 100% cotton 60 inches wide.  See my recommendations below.
  • Thread to match
  • 2″ Bias tape (make your own)


  • Sewing Machine
  • Serger

Fabric Recommendations

Experience Level:  Beginner

To be able to use this easy surgical scrub top pattern and to make the top you need to read this tutorial first.

Easy way to apply bias tape to a v-neck tutorial

How To Download Your PDF Pattern

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Thanks so much in advance for helping us out.  You can use any credit card and you don't need a PayPal account, although you can use one if you have one.

Pattern Download

Download Pattern HERE

How To Print And Assemble Your Unisex Scrubs Top Pattern

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Pattern Layout

Fitting:  These easy surgical scrub top pattern will be loose fitting and boxy and on the longer side.  Make the appropriate adjustments to elongate the top, make a full bust adjustment or add a dart to the torso.

Size Chart

Size Bust Hips Length Sleeves
S 39 42 24 1/2 8 1/2
M 41 44 25 1/4 9 1/4
L 43 46 26 10 3/4
XL 45 48 26 3/4 11 1/2
2XL 47 50 27  1/2 12 1/4

How To sew Your Easy Surgical Scrub Top

Attach the pockets

Turn the top of the pocket 1/2″, then a full inch.  Following the pattern place the pockets on the front of the top.  Pin the pockets and sew a double stitch around them, starting on the left side of the pocket and ending on the left.

Print sides together, sew the front and back at the shoulders, then serge the seam allowance reducing it to 1/4″.

Sew the sides.  Start sewing from the hemline to the armhole but stop 3″ from the armhole.  Serge the sides leaving the seam allowance open.

Attach The Sleeves

Make two rows of large stitches around the cap of the sleeve.  Pull the thread and round the sleeve.

Pull the thread and round the cap.

Pin the sleeve around the armhole.

Sew the sleeve and serge the seam allowance open.

Next, sew the side gap you left open before and pin the sleeve to the armhole.

Then, sew the sleeve around the armhole.

Sewing The V-Neck

Sewing bias tape on a V-neck is very easy, all you have to do is to measure the neckline and add 1/2″ of  seam allowance.

Easy way to apply bias tape to a v-neck tutorial

Sew the bias tape to make a loop and align the seam to the shoulder seam.

Sew the tape at 1/4″.  Clean the seam using the serger, do not cut the seam allowance.

Topstitch the neckline.

To make the V on the neckline sew at the tip of the bias tape.

Sewing The Hem

Fold the hem 1/2″ then another 1/2″, then sew.  Repeat on the sleeves.

That's All

I hope you can use this easy surgical scrub top pattern to help your local health care community continue to fight this terrible pandemic.

In case you missed it, you can complete this set with the tutorials below:

Super Simple Face Mask Pattern For Adults And Kids

Super Simple Face Mask Pattern For Adults And Kids

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern

Easy Surgical Scrub Cap Pattern – Make It And Donate It

Unisex Scrub Pants Pattern

Unisex Scrubs Pants Pattern – Making Scrubs Quick & Easy

I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and healthy.  Until Next Time, Happy Sewing.

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14 Responses to Easy Surgical Scrub Top Pattern – Make And Donate It

  1. Linda Jones says:

    Thank you so much for the free pattern, I tried to make donation, but was declined, maybe because I’m in highlands of Scotland, anyway our local hospital are in dire need , so donations of duvet covers will help me to make a few sets of scrubs
    Many many thanks

  2. Carol G says:

    Thank you VERY much! I am a nurse. I was having so much trouble buying scrubs that I thought it best to sew some for myself. Your 2 patterns are such a gift and a blessing! Thank you again!!

  3. Jenny says:

    Hi, the pattern is really great! but as a nurse I like to point out; if your making this for health staff, the neckline needs to be deeper, and the bottom (chest) overlaps to make room for your head. As for fabric your right about 100% cotton. It should be medium weight and tightly woven. Fabric that can stand to be boil. The pockets on work cloths have a extra tuck on the bottom, so they fit more stuff.
    Sorry for being picky.. Its lovely that you take your time to make this and share with everyone.

  4. Geraldine Swynnerton says:

    Hi. Thank you so much for this pattern. Please could you let me know what the seam allowances are?

  5. Debbie says:

    Thank you so much for the patterns. We have made scrubs for our local Medical Centre who could not source. We used sheets and oddments from our stash for pockets. Oxford New Zealand

    • So Sew Easy says:

      Hi Debbie, so glad to hear this and that you were able to help your local medical centre. While I was born in Panama, I became an Aussie back in 2000 so NZ is near and dear to my heart. Kia ora, Mayra

  6. Janet Kriv says:

    Cotton fabrics 60″ wide are rare. How much fabric do you need for 44″ wide cottons?

    • Mayra Cecilia says:

      Hi Janet, not at all, muslin, as I am using, comes in 60″ or wider. Cotton sateen with a hight count of stitches also comes wide enough to make bedsheets. Twill, jeans, brocade, are also available in this width, It all depends on the size of the loom that is used to weave the fabric. You just take a 44″ inch fabric place it on the floor and arrange the pattern on top to work out how much you need.

  7. Delma says:

    I tried to pay for the top pattern but my card was declined Don’t know why because I checked and there was money on it. I love your patterns and thank you for being so generous

  8. Pauline Ely says:

    I really appreciate your site. You are so generous with the patterns and tutorials you share. I understand your willingness and foresight in sharing this pattern. But I doubt I’ll be using it. There is no fabric to be had. I just tried to order fabric from Joann and they don’t have a fabric or at least that’s what they keep telling me. Thank you again for your site.

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