This blog has remained dormant for a long time but in today’s world of the Coronavirus pandemic there’s a need to share a pattern for sewing a surgical cap. My niece works in an urban ICU which is dedicated to patients with COVID-19. She said they are running out of surgical caps and shoe covers and wondered if her mother and I could sew some from cloth so they can be cleaned and re-used.. I decided to start working on the surgical caps while my sister is working on shoe covers.
One of my favorite retirement activities is a weekly volunteer stint where several colleagues and I teach a group of delightful Southeast Asian refugees to sew. We work on garment and craft projects. Several years ago, in response to a request from her daughter who is a surgical tech, one of the women made this pattern for a surgical cap. As a thank you for teaching the class, the student gave me one of the caps. I also had a paper pattern but unfortunately tossed it several months ago. Never did I imagine that there would be a need for this cap pattern.
Yesterday I took apart the cap SV gave me and I made a pattern. Then I sewed 17 of these caps for my niece’s unit. The fabrics are from a thrift store but I doubt that those who use the caps will care. Maybe they’ll be good for a badly needed laugh?
If someone you know needs surgical caps, all of details you need are in the following pdf, SV’s Surgical Cap Pattern .
Happy sewing and stay well.