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Topic: An organizer for scrub pockets...(a.k.a. pocket pal, pocket pouch)  (Read 2697 times)
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RosiePosie
« on: March 28, 2008 01:55:45 PM »

If anyone has had to wear scrubs for work you know what a pain it is to find anything in your pockets. As a nursing student I have tons of stuff in my pockets, which makes it even harder. One of my teachers made one of these and I studied it a while and figured out how she did it. This is my first trial.

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"Nurse Zita" is what my family calls me. Zita is my nickname and when they call to mooch some free medical advice they say, "I have a Nurse Zita question for you...". 
I think if I make another of these I'll make the front with two rows of pockets, a taller one for pens and a shorter one for other stuff like alcohol swabs or whatever.
Thanks for looking!
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cosmo-jay
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2008 02:00:07 PM »

I really love this idea, while i am not a nurse this could very easily be adopted to fit the stuff i use as a cosmotologist like my shears and razors and a cutting comb

i am def going to have to make one of these now.
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« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2008 02:09:53 PM »

So, do you just shove this in one of your scrub pockets???  I cram a lot of stuff into the pant pockets.  I never get scrub pants w/o cargo pockets.  This is a great idea
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« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2008 02:18:37 PM »

That is a great idea. That way you know where every thing is and don't have to keep someone waithin while you find something!
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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008 02:22:16 PM »

Oh, that is a great idea!  My best friend just got into nursing school and I would love to make her one of these.  Can you post piece dimensions?
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« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2008 02:35:42 PM »

Nice! I'll have to make one for my son, the surg tech. Have you sewn any surg caps yet? I can practically make them in my sleep now - lots of fun! Maybe a matching set is in order?
Thanks for sharing!

 
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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2008 03:20:08 PM »

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Can you post piece dimensions?
This is 6" tall by about 5.5" wide. I did French seams which cut it down a little. Next time I'll probably just go with a zig-zag stitch instead for strength.

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Have you sewn any surg caps yet? I can practically make them in my sleep now - lots of fun! Maybe a matching set is in order?
I haven't needed a surg cap, but matching would be cool! Ooooh and a matching stethoscope cover even Smiley

This makes emptying/refilling my pockets easier too, if I'm not taking out everything one by one maybe I won't lose so many pens!
Thanks for all the compliments Smiley
--Rosie
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« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2008 09:06:50 PM »

I have 2 nurses in my family and I would love to make this as gifts for them - will you post a tute? Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008 07:55:19 AM »

I'm not very good at making pictures, so I'll try to just type out how I did it.

I cut 1 piece of fabric 6.5x 13 for the main body. I cut one piece 4.5x 13 for the pocket (you can adjust the dimensions for your own seam allowance preference). You could make this with 2 pockets if you wanted, a taller one for pens and shorter one for other stuff. 

I folded over and hemmed the little pocket at the top and the main body at the top.

Then I pinned the pocket to the main body, and I sewed in the little channels for the pens to go. If you're not going to do double seams then also sew a line on the side that has the fold so the little pocket stays separate front and back.

At this point I should have folded it right sides together and just zig-zagged the sides and bottom, but I tried to double seam it. I don't recommend doing that because it made my corners lumpy and I don't think it looked as nice.

You should end up with one big pocket in the middle, and then the pockets on the outside.

I apologize if this doesn't make much sense, it's a sleepy Saturday morning and my coffee hasn't kicked in yet, lol.
If you need any clarification don't hesitate to ask.
--Rosie
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2008 12:46:40 PM »

I am going to try to make one of these for my MIL! 
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