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Cobram woman sewing masks like mad

By Jessica Ball

After her second COVID-19 test, Cobram business owner Cindy Hamson decided it was time to mask up and has being so for over a week.

“I had two corona tests, both negative,” she said.

“One of mine was after a customer came from Melbourne and jokingly told me that they were from the hotspot and they had decided to get out of town.

“I think it's really important, it may not be here but are people are not doing the right thing and it (wearing a mask) covers yourself, your family.”

Ms Hamson got out her sewing machine and got to work.

“I went to the Reject Shop and ran into a lady who wanted to know where I got my mask and I told her that I made it and she ordered six. It just snowballed,” she said.

“I haven't stopped sewing since.

“I never thought I'd be making masks.”

By Friday afternoon, she had taken more than 250 orders with the mandatory mask announcement sending orders haywire.

Sewing may not be Ms Hamson's hobby of choice but her crazy quilting, soap and bath bombs are on hold for the moment as she produces reusable mask designed not to fog up glasses in range of prints to fit any personality.

Ms Hamson's masks are available to order in store at Scent In A Box in Cobram.

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