BENDIGO sewers have spent a busy few days at their machines, making masks for the masses before they become compulsory.
At the Bendigo Neighbourhood Hub dedicated volunteers have been sewing masks for those who may not have the skills or machinery to make face-coverings themselves.
They've made both masks and DIY mask kits.
Hub coordinator Angelique Whitehouse said demand had far exceeded their expectations. She herself has been home sewing every night. roping in her family to help out.
"Every day now we've just got people coming in and we're all working to put these kits together. As soon as we put them out, they're gone," she said.
"As soon as the government asked people to wear masks from Sunday, it's gone crazy."
The hub began to make masks about a week ago, before the government announced they would become compulsory for all Victorians.
Ms Whitehouse said the hub wanted to help those people who may be considered vulnerable, or older, who maybe could not manage to queue for an hour to buy fabric.
The hub has asked anyone who can lend a hand making masks to volunteer.
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