Easy ways to make scrubs your own


Twilight patches
Here’s a patch by Etsy artist 99giftshop that will definitely be a conversation starter with younger patients. Be sure you know whether you’re Team Jacob or Team Edward ahead of time.

Image: 99giftshop |

Lace collars
Try adding these lace collars from to your scrub tops. They’ll give the illusion of a collar whether your top has a collar or not! It’s a great way to add a little something around your neckline that isn’t too distracting, but certainly a way of showing off your individual sense of style.



Not afraid of a little needle and thread? Try sewing a few playful buttons from on your scrub top. Buttons are versatile on any pair of scrubs. And again, it adds a unique touch. This old-fashioned gardening button totally caught my eye!


Appliques for Male Nurses
Here are some low-cost, high-quality patches that are available on that will appeal specifically to the more masculine nurse.

Harley-Davidson patches

The next best thing to wearing leather scrubs is this fantastic Harley-Davidson patch by Etsy artist Pinpoint.

Image: pinpoint |

Transformers patches

Decepticons, beware. This patch by Etsy artist 99giftshop will be the perfect conversation piece with patients young and old.

Image: 99giftshop |

Sports team patches

These patches by Etsy artist Shermancat are the perfect accessories to create your own “game  day” scrubs.

Image: shermancat |

Spidey Sense patches

Get through the day in stealth mode with the help of of Marvel Comics’ most popular heroes. This patch is available by Etsy artist SewWhaat.

Image: SewWhaat |

Explore these websites and play around with your scrubs for a fun way to express yourself!

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Katie Sparks
Katie Sparks has been a renowned television show costume designer for more than 20 years. She received a nomination from the Costume Designers Guild for excellent costume design for Arrested Development. When she's not dressing movie stars, she loves to write, and says, "Writing for Scrubs gives me the opportunity to write and give fashion tips! A perfect combo."

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