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Melburnians strip shelves of sewing machines, fabric to make own masks – The Age

Melburnians have rushed into stores to stock up on elastic, fabric and sewing machines as the mandatory mask order prompts residents to try making their own.

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Mr Sunshine said he had been forced to implement supermarket-like buying restrictions on the amount of fabric he was selling to each customer and had also placed an order for another four thousand metres of elastic to keep up with demand.
“We just hope we can take care of everybody and that we’re not going to upset people,” he said.
It was a similar story at major retailers Lincraft and Spotlight, which had runs on materials and sewing machines. Posts on social media showed long queues outside…

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