Fabric Stethoscope Cover FREE Pattern and Tutorial

Fabric Stethoscope Cover FREE Pattern

A stethoscope cover makes a great thank you gift for your favorite doctor or nurse. Make them in bright, cheerful or comical fabric to distract someone from the real need for a stethoscope.

Materials needed:

  • Newspaper or pattern grid material, a yard stick and pencil to create the pattern.
  • 2/3 yard of 45″ wide fabric (You'll have scraps to make matching scrunchies)
  • 1/4″ wide elastic
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic Sewing Tools

You might want to check this 25+ FREE First Aid Sewing Patterns.

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6 Responses to Fabric Stethoscope Cover FREE Pattern and Tutorial

  1. HELEN ROURKE says:

    This looks to be a lovely idea and I appreciate the sentiment behind it, unfortunately there is a significant risk of transfer of infection by using one of these. Male Doctors no longer wear a tie to prevent the risk of transfer of infection and this would come in the same category.

  2. Katie says:

    This looks like a fun project, and I’m sure kids would react well to the results, but be advised that many medical professionals avoid many types of garments and accessories – even certain types of watch bands – as they provide a surface for pathogens to collect and spread. This is the likely reason that stethoscope covers are not commonly seen/used.

    Cute idea though. Rather than fabric, maybe a material that can be more reliably cleaned, like PUL, would be an option.

  3. Martha Highfield PhD RN says:

    The problem with a stethscope cover is GERMS! As an RN I do NOT recommend this as a great gift. Think for a minute—your doctor is examining a child with measles using her covered stethoscope—and then examines your child. Ooooops. Would have to be cleaned between.

  4. Martha Highfield PhD RN says:

    The problem with a stethscope cover is GERMS! As an RN I do NOT recommend this as a great gift. Think for a minute—your doctor is examining a child with measles using her covered stethoscope—and then examines your child. Ooooops. Would have to be cleaned between.
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11776355

  5. Nancy says:

    Make many so you have a new one for each shift or patient.

  6. Nancy Mullin says:

    Make many so you have a new one for each shift or patient.

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