WITH mask-wearing now common place in Leeton thanks to health mandates, this has led to a new trend among both the experienced and novice sewer in town.
This time last year Leeton's Fabric Farm business couldn't keep up with making masks for members of the community.
As soon as the handmade items were hitting the shelves, there were being sold.
However, now that masks are required indoors throughout all of NSW, including in regional areas, there's been a slight shift.
Residents themselves are making their own masks - whether they be the experienced sewer or young school student looking to make some extra pocket money.
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"There's a lot more people who are making their own masks now," Fabric Farm manager Meg Rowlands said.
"We do lessons and classes here for sewing for children and we have seen some of them making their own masks and selling them for pocket money.
"It's very cute to see."
The Fabric Farm has been offering these weekly classes, one-on-one sessions and school holiday activities for some time, with youngsters grabbing the opportunity to learn or hone their sewing skills.
"It's really great to see them be so creative and so happy to learn ... their eyes just light up when they finish a project and see they've done it all on their own," Ms Rowlands said.
"It's great to see the interest in this skill being so popular again."
Anyone who would like more information about these classes should contact The Fabric Farm or visit its Facebook page.
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