Tis the season of giving – and getting. One of the problems I always face as a fashionista is that everyone either gifts me clothes or gift cards to purchase clothes for the holidays.

Don’t get me wrong. I’m not complaining. It’s this girl’s dream to shop all day every day, and if my wallet isn’t feeling the sting … Euphoria!

For nurses, scrubs can be addicting. They’re soft and comfortable and come in a million and one prints and styles. You can easily go overboard. Even worse, you can get attached. You know “In with the new and in with the new”. Before you know it, you’re being featured on an episode of Hoarders, and it’s all downhill from there. (Insert Sad Music Here).

Well fret not my fellow scrub lovers! If you find yourself having a hard time with letting go, try out some of these sewing projects that will give your scrubs new life!

Sew Those Scrubs!

Pillows

Get in touch with your crafty side and transform your favorite old into pillows, like this scrub pillow I found being sold on Etsy by the Boondock Sisters. These girls have the right idea. Cute, practical, recycled merchandise that still brings in a profit! Bet you never thought of turning your old clothes into a pillow business, did you?

Totes

I love the idea of using something old to make something new, so I immediately fell in love with Rag Bags of Hope. Designer Victoris makes bags out of “up-cycled” clothing. Check out this tote bag she made out of recycled scrubs. Creative inspiration at it’s best!

Quilts

If you’re really ambitious and have quite a few scrubs to set aside for repurposing, perhaps a scrub quilt project is right for you! Check out the picture of this scrub quilt I found online. Each quilting square is cut out and layered to look like a scrub top. Cute, huh?

What do you do with your old scrubs? Show us your crafty side and let us know what you’ve been working on lately. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook page!

About the Author, Lauren Pepperny

Lauren Pepperny is an account manager at MP Nursing. Since 2009, Lauren has been working with medical professionals on an everyday basis, selling products to medical offices and hospitals. A self-described fashionista, she is accustomed to putting together outfits based on different needs – shoes, stethoscopes, and accessories included. If your wardrobe could use a boost, make sure to visit MP Nursing Apparel to see all of the latest fashions in nursing scrubs. You can also connect with Lauren and the MP Nursing team on Facebook and Twitter.