Stethoscope Covers

Do you have a special nurse in your life? ‘Cause I do… my sister hehe! Not only is she about to graduate from nursing school but it is also her birthday this week. (Last year I made her this) So, I cant think of a better gift than some handmade Stethoscope Covers. The sad part is after I decided to make her a few, I realized – I don’t have a stethoscope to try them onto. Oops, I hope they fit.

Materials:
- one yard of fabric (you wont use it all, you just need it for length)
- button
- elastic
- sewing machine
- serger (optional)

Directions:

Cut your fabric into a piece that is 34″ x 6″
Serge the ends (the sides that are 6″ in length) If you do not have a serger, get online right now and buy one you will have to press the ends and sew a clean edge. Do this to both the top and bottom of the cover.
Next we will add the elastic to the bottom of the cover. If your fabric is a print like the floral one I have then just pick a bottom. My other fabric with the hearts has a specific bottom and top so don’t confuse the ends.
1. Cut the elastic about 2″ shorter than your width, so in our case 4″. Pin it to the bottom of the cover.
2. Start sewing it on.
3. Once it is on, pull the elastic with your hand while you are sewing.
4. It will look like this when you are done.
Next, pin right sides together lengthwise all the way down the cover and sew.
Turn the cover right side out. This is the main part of our cover. You can tell that my covers are a little different in width. I used two different seam allowances only because I wanted them to look a little different.
At this point I realized I had to come up with a way for the cover to stay on the Stethoscope. Do you see where it has a “Y” in the top. I decided to use a little flap with a button and a button hole. You could use Velcro, snaps, etc.
 I had scraps left over from the original cutting of the fabric so I used these two scraps. I folded it in half with wrong sides together and serged it into a rectangle flap. Sorry, I don’t have an exact measurement. Again if you don’t have a serger then you will have to sew right sides together leaving an opening, turn it right side out and sew again. Make sure the flap is the same width as your cover, length does not matter.
1. I added my TaylorMade label (tutorial here) to the back of the flap
2. Make a button hole on the flap
3. Pin the flap to the back of the cover
Sew the flap to the back of the cover
Last step is to add the button to the front side of the cover
Don’t you love this vintage mustard button?
Happy Birthday Sis!
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Comments

  1. Taylor, these are fabulous! I wanted to pop over and tell you that my friends and I were completely inspired by your chevron monogram plate and made our own versions this past week. I blogged about it today. Thanks for the great ideas and blog!!

  2. What a neat idea! Such beautiful fabric choices too.

  3. What a great idea!!! I have a few friends that would probably love this!!! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!!
    Stop on by if you can :)

    http://www.lifeasapepin.blogpost.com

  4. my mom is an RN and would LOVE this! thanks for the awesome tute- will make a great gift :) would love for you to link this up :)

    Lolly Jane
    lollyjaneboutique.blogspot.com

  5. these are SO cute! thanks for sharing!

    found you via fingerprints on the fridge! :)

  6. I’m a new follower – love your site and this tutorial is great. I’ll have to keep it bookmarked so I can make it for my sister who is working on becoming a PA.

    Andrea
    http://www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

  7. Great idea, and love the tutorial! Oh, how I wish I had room for a serger!
    My mum is a nurse so this may come in very handy around Xmas time… I’d love for you to link it up to my weekly linky party!

  8. Very Cute! Unfortunately I won’t b able to use these at my workplace (and many others) because of contamination risks. Germs love to hide out in fabric and since scopes come into contact with many patients they are exposed to many germs. Mine workplace requires they be wiped down with disinfectant after each patient or after each shift depending on the floor I’m on. May be they would be OK in an office setting tho where infection risk is lower.

  9. You were featured over at Today’s Top 20! Woot Woot! :)

    Amanda
    http://www.todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

  10. I would love for you to come by and link up to Inspire Me Monday. It’s up all week!
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday_17.html

  11. Great, simple and easy to follow tutorial! Just made it for my mom and I’ll probably make more for the many RNs in my life =) Thank you!

  12. this stethoscope covers are great. I love it and I will surely make one for my stethoscope.

  13. Where do you get those tags made at? Taylor Made

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  15. Anonymous says:

    How do you attach the flap to the back of the cover

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