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Updated: Mar 18, 2021

At the start of the pandemic I searched for a Scrubs pattern to help all the amazing workers on the front line. I realised there weren't many patterns, and were all quite pricey, so made this one for free. I'm so happy to say it's been downloaded over 30,000 times by people all over the globe. You're all so amazing, you wonderful sewists out there xxx

**The sizes on the pictures are for SMALL. Please check the other sizes in the instructions. If there's no alt size, please use the SMALL measurement.

Seam Allowance - 1.5cm

Fabric - 100% cotton. NOT brushed cotton. Able to withstand 60 degree wash.


3.2 metres Fabric (140cm wide) - Washed at 60 degrees

1.5 metres Tape or ribbon for drawstring waist (no more than 1.5cm wide)

1 metre Bias binding

Safety pin

Fabric scissors

Sewing machine

Seam Ripper

Tape Measure


Iron & Ironing board


1. Cut 2 x rectangles of fabric 70cm x 116cm (M/L: 78cm x 118cm / XL: 82cm x 120cm)

Fold in half lengthways.

2. Measure 23cm (M/L: 24cm / XL: 26cm) in from folded short edge and mark. Measure 74cm (M/L: 76cm / XL: 76cm) up along cut long edge and mark. Draw a line between these 2 points and cut along the diagonal line, (through both layers).

3. Measure 27cm (M/L: 28.5cm / XL: 32.5cm) in from the opposite folded short edge.Mark a line down parallel to the fold for 30cm. Then curve your line around to join the point you cut to in step 2. Cut.

4. Repeat so you have 2x pieces of identical fabric for the trousers.

5. Cut 1 x square 20cm x 20cm for the pocket.

6. Place the 2 x matching trouser fabric pieces on top of each other, with the right sides

facing. Pin together along the curved edges.

7. Set your machine to straight stitch. Sew along the curved edges with a 1.5cm seam allowance. Cut notches along the curved edges for a neater finish, being careful not to cut

too close to your stitching. Zig-Zag stitch along the curved edges to stop them fraying.

8. Still inside out, open the fabric out, and match up the seams you’ve just sewn in the centre. Match the inside leg edges and pin together. Machine stitch, sewing over the join.

9. Turn the waistband over by 3cm, then another 3cm toward the wrong side. Pin and iron these folds in place.

10. Open out the folds at the front and sew 2 x buttonholes on the lower fold, each starting 3cm from the centre front seam. Open the buttonholes with a seam ripper.

11. Fold the waistband hem back down and replace the pins. Machine-stitch all the way round the waistband, 0.5cm above the bottom of the fold.

12. Fold up the fabric for each leg by 2cm and then 3cm, toward the wrong side. Pin then iron the leg hems.

13. Machine-stitch the hems close to the top fold.

14. Take the cotton ribbon and attach a safety pin to one end. Push through one of the buttonholes and feed it all the way around the waistband. Fold over each end of the cotton tape by 0.5cm and make a couple of stitches to neaten and stop it fraying.

15. Take the pocket piece and make a double 1.5cm fold across the top toward the wrong side. Pin and iron in place before stitching.

16. Fold a 1.5 hem around the sides and bottom of the pocket, toward the wrong side. Pin and iron.

17. Position the pocket on the back of the trousers, on the

right side of the fabric. Pin in place. Machine-stitch around the sides and bottom to secure the pocket to the trousers.

TOP (Front)

1. Cut 1x rectangle of fabric 88cm x 76cm (M/L: 90 x 76cm / XL: 98 x 81cm)

Fold in half widthways.