It's not your imagination; sewing machines are getting pretty hard to find right now!
All over the country, people are starting up their sewing machines to make face masks in response to the increased pandemic-fueled buying. Just take a peek at Etsy and you'll find a huge variety of handmade creations with team logos, pretty patterns, and funny sayings on them.
Sewing is quickly becoming one of the nation's trendiest hobbies again, and the supplies for it are getting more difficult to find.
Face mask sellers are reporting sales volume like they've never seen before now that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have suggested universal masking when out in public. This has become such a big story that even major news outlets are reporting on it!
Never imagined a sewing machine shortage.🪡🧵https://t.co/SgXU1Ts9ED— Elena Engle (@E2Dallas) August 13, 2020
Twitter is full of people who were taken by surprise by the sewing machine shortage.
Up date: I got the old machine running but every once in a while something inside went ‘wham-wham-wham’. So I went on a sewing machine safari. Learning along the way there is a severe shortage. pic.twitter.com/h1FsINfShJ— Kissy Suzuki (@istarte) May 24, 2020
Wanted to upgrade my sewing machine and found out there’s a shortage due to high demand because of Covid #whoknew— Journét (@jour_de_vivre) August 11, 2020
Not to worry—if you really want to make a mask and don't have an electric sewing machine yet, there's always your basic needle and thread. Even though face masks are now much easier to find, this trendy accessory isn't going away any time soon.
There’s a mask shortage and I wanted to help. I don’t have a sewing machine but I can hand sew... Trying my best to help our frontline workers and people that are high risk and vulnerable. #stayhome #covid19 pic.twitter.com/c1HcwBkNsn— Ms. Kim (@Ms_JKim) April 1, 2020
What are your thoughts on the Great Sewing Machine Shortage of 2020? Sound off in the comments!