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MUNICH, GERMANY - APRIL 30: Airline flight attendant and dirndl designer Birgit Backeler sews protective face masks in her dirndl workshop during the novel coronavirus crisis on April 30, 2020 in Munich, Germany. Backeler normally works as a flight attendant for Lufthansa, a job that has come at least to a temporary halt with the lockdown measures on international travel. And while designing and sewing traditional Bavarian dirndl dresses has long been her second occupational pursuit, Backeler has recently switched to sewing protective face masks, which are currently in high demand across Germany. Backeler chooses designs for the masks from the same fabrics she uses for making dirndls, and also accommodates requests from past dirndl customers for matching masks. Germany this week launched a nationwide requirement that people must wear masks in shops and while riding public transport. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Do you know how to sew? It might be the perfect time to learn.

Sewing machines were an unexpected champion in the early parts of the coronavirus pandemic, when it was hard to find masks to buy, so people ended up making their own at home.

Now, as the temperatures are starting to drop, and we’ll be spending more time inside again to avoid the cold weather, sales are proving that sewing will be one of the most popular hobbies this winter. Not only is sewing a fun hobby that allows you to create new things, but it is also a great hobby to relieve stress (which we all have been feeling in some way in 2020).

In fact, many sewing machines are going on sale this week on the internet, so if you’re looking for a new hobby to keep you entertained this fall, sewing might be just that. I learned how to sew in college when I took theatre costume classes, but I would definitely have to have a refresher. I have to say though, the idea of picking up such a useful hobby does sound exciting!