fabric* (washed & ironed)
5" of 1/4" baby elastic
sewing machine with buttonhole capabilities
scissors or rotary cutter
ruler or measuring tape
*Calculate the size of fabric you will need by measuring the length of your stethoscope from the chest piece to the stem. Add 10" to the measured length. Your fabric measurement is your calculated length x 5.5". Example:: My stethoscope is 18" so I had a piece of fabric 28" x 5.5".
Fold each short end 1/4" down and straight stitch. Next, fold down again 1/2" and straight stitch so that a 'tube' is made (see below picture).
On the end that will be the top of your stethoscope, sew a buttonhole in the very center about 1/4" down from the top.
Next, using your safety pin, thread elastic through the tube on the bottom end of your sock. Overlap elastic 1" and sew together. Now, fold your fabric lengthwise, right sides together and stitch closed 1/4" from raw edge. I like to zig-zag stitch the raw edge once since I don't have a serger. Sew a button on the wrong side of fabric at the seam (see above). Finally, turn sock inside out and 'thread' onto your stethoscope!
I'm more than happy to share this project with you and hope that you enjoy the process of creating! If you liked this project leave me a comment! Thanks so much~ Susannah